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By Cory Gideon Gunderson

ISBN-10: 1591974100

ISBN-13: 9781591974109

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Arabic for striving and struggling to make the word of Allah supreme. Khyber Pass: A narrow passage through the Hindu Kush. Strategic location in Afghanistan where enemies have been fought. Koran: The sacred word of Islam containing the teachings of Allah to Muhammad. Muhammad: The prophet and founder of Islam, the messenger of Allah. ” Afghan fighters who fought against the Soviets in the 1980s. ” Pashtunwalli: Afghans’ code of conduct; it tells them how to live righteously. Glossary 45 WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST Ramadan: The ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar.

Government sends 1,000 soldiers into southeast Afghanistan to find al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists on March 20. Overview of a Struggling Nation 39 Afghanistan in rubble WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST FA S T FA C T S Area: 250,000 square miles (647,500 square kilometers)– slightly smaller than Texas Border countries: China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Climate: Arid to semi-arid; cold winters and hot summers Population: More than 27,000,000 by July 2002 estimates Ethnic groups: Pashtun 38 percent, Tajik 25 percent, Hazara 19 percent, Uzbek 6 percent, other ethnic groups 12 percent Religions: Sunni Muslim 84 percent, Shiite Muslim 15 percent, other religions 1 percent Government type: No functioning central government, administered by factions Capital: Kabul Economy: Afghanistan is an extremely poor landlocked country, highly dependent on farming and livestock raising (sheep and goats).

The country becomes a center of international terrorism and heroin production. 2001 Under the leadership of Osama bin Laden, hijackers attack American targets. S. military bombs targets in Afghanistan when the Taliban refuses to turn over Osama bin Laden. -led military assaults drive the Taliban from Kabul. S. government sends 1,000 soldiers into southeast Afghanistan to find al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists on March 20. Overview of a Struggling Nation 39 Afghanistan in rubble WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST FA S T FA C T S Area: 250,000 square miles (647,500 square kilometers)– slightly smaller than Texas Border countries: China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan Climate: Arid to semi-arid; cold winters and hot summers Population: More than 27,000,000 by July 2002 estimates Ethnic groups: Pashtun 38 percent, Tajik 25 percent, Hazara 19 percent, Uzbek 6 percent, other ethnic groups 12 percent Religions: Sunni Muslim 84 percent, Shiite Muslim 15 percent, other religions 1 percent Government type: No functioning central government, administered by factions Capital: Kabul Economy: Afghanistan is an extremely poor landlocked country, highly dependent on farming and livestock raising (sheep and goats).

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