War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

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War in Afghanistan
Pairt o the conflict in Afghanistan an the Global War on Terrorism

Clockwise frae tap-left: Breetish Ryal Marines tak pairt in the clearance o Nad-e Ali District o Helmand Province; twa F/A-18 strike fechters conduct combat missions ower Afghanistan; an anti-Taliban fechter during an operation tae secure a compoond in Helmand Province; A French sauldier patrols a valley in Kapisa Province; U.S. Marines prepare tae board buses shortly efter arrivin in soothren Afghanistan; Taliban fechters in a cave hideoot; U.S. soldiers prepare tae fire a mortar during a mission in Paktika Province.
Date7 October 2001 – 15 August 2021
(22 years, 7 months and 3 weeks)



Insurgent groups:

2001  Unitit States
 Unitit Kinrick
Afghanistan Northren Alliance

Iran Iran

2001 Al-Qaeda

Afghanistan Taliban
Commanders an leaders
Afghanistan Hamid Karzai
Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani
United States Donald Trump
Unitit Kinrick Boris Johnson
Australie Scott Morrison
Italy Giuseppe Conte
Germany Angela Merkel
Austin S. Miller
Leet o umwhile ISAF Commanders

Afghanistan Mohammed Omar#
Afghanistan Akhtar Mansoor 
Afghanistan Abdul Ghani Baradar (POW)[4]
Afghanistan Hibatullah Akhundzada[5]
Afghanistan Jalaluddin Haqqani [6]
Afghanistan Obaidullah Akhund [4]
Afghanistan Dadullah Akhund [4]
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Osama bin Laden 
Ayman al-Zawahiri

Afghanistan Muhammad Rasul  (POW)[7]
Haji Najibullah[8]

ISAF: 87,207[9]

Afghanistan Afghan Naitional Security Forces: 380,586[10]

Afghanistan Taliban: 25,000 (tentative estimate) Al-Qaeda: 50-100 [11][12]

Haqqani netwirk: 4,000-15,000[13][14][15]
Casualties an losses

Killed: 3,374 (USA: 2,271, UK: 446, CAN: 158, FRA: 86, GER: 54, Ithers: 359)[16]
Woondit: 23,500+
Missing/captured (U.S.): 1
Killed: 1,143[17][18]
Woondit: 15,000+*[17][18]
Afghan Security Forces:
10,086+ killed[19][20][21]
Afghan Northren Alliance:
200 killed[22][23][24][25]

Tot killed: 14,449+
No reliable estimate[26] but reports suggest heich nummer compare tae coalition forces
Civilians killed: 16,725–19,013 (2001–2013)[27]

The War in Afghanistan (2001–present) refers tae the intervention bi NATO an allied forces in the Afghan poleetical struggle, follaein the terrorist attacks o September 11, 2001, tae dismantle the al-Qaeda terrorist organisation an tae remove frae pouer the Taliban govrenment, which at the time controlled 90% o Afghanistan an hostit al-Qaeda leadership. U.S. Preses George W. Bush demandit that the Taliban haund ower Osama bin Laden an expel the al-Qaeda network which wis supportin the Taliban in its war wi the Afghan Northren Alliance. The Taliban recommendit that bin Laden leave the kintra but declined tae extradite him wioot evidence o his involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The Unitit States refused tae negotiate an launched Operation Enduring Freedom on 7 October 2001 wi the Unitit Kinrick an later jyned bi Germany an ither wastren allies, tae attack the Taliban an al-Qaeda forces in conjunction wi the Northren Alliance.[28][29]

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