War in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan, Afghan war, or Afghan civil war may refer to:
- Conquest of Afghanistan by Alexander the Great (330 BC – 327 BC)
- Islamic conquest of Afghanistan (637–709)
- Conquest of Afghanistan by the Mongol Empire (13th century), see Mongol invasion of Central Asia
- The Mughal Empire's various campaigns against the Persians for control of Afghanistan
- The collapse of the Mughal Empire led the Durranis to overcome Persian aggression
- British-Afghan Wars (First British involvement with Afghanistan):
- Panjdeh incident (1885)
- Afghan Civil War (1928–1929), revolts by the Shinwari and the Saqqawists, the latter of whom managed to take over the capital city for a 9-month period.
- Afghanistan conflict (1978–present):
- Saur Revolution (1978), Communist insurrection
- Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989), Soviet Union involvement
- Afghan Civil War (1989–92), collapse of the communist Najibullah government
- Afghan Civil War (1992–96), leads to the Taliban controlling most of Afghanistan, with the Northern Alliance controlling northern Afghanistan
- Afghan Civil War (1996–2001), during which the Taliban controlled most of Afghanistan
- War in Afghanistan (2001–present) following United States invasion of Afghanistan, involvement against the Taliban and al-Qaeda by the International Security Assistance Force (a coalition of countries including all North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members), later with Afghan operations from 2015 against Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIL insurgencies, with aid from NATO
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