By Rodney P. Carlisle
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The number of Soviet troops soon climbed to more than 120,000 as the Soviets tried to maintain order against growing Afghan resistance. A number of independent small armies and bands of fighters made up the resistance against Soviet forces. ” Not all of the mujahideen wanted to establish a strict Muslim state, but some of them did. As many as seven distinct tribal, ideological, or warlord units made up the mujahideen that had bases and support in Pakistan. At least another four groups received support from Iran.
S. s. embassies represented the beginning of al-Qaeda’s overt actions against the united states. the two bombs went off in nairobi, Kenya, and dar es salaam, tanzania. s. embassy in nairobi was right in the center of the busy downtown area. the bomb there killed 291 people, including 12 americans, and wounded about 5,000. the bomb in the capital of tanzania killed 10 and wounded 77. Planning for the attacks had begun as early as december 1993, before osama bin laden’s move from sudan to afghanistan.
Indd 16 9/13/10 11:17 AM Afghanistan’s history 17 organize the coup that put Karmal in power. Others concluded that the fight between the PDPA factions went on without outside interference. However, Karmal willingly accepted Soviet aid. After he took power, Soviet forces continued to flow into the country. They supported the Karmal regime and tried to help him bring about reforms. Both the United States and the UN General Assembly condemned the Soviet invasion. The number of Soviet troops soon climbed to more than 120,000 as the Soviets tried to maintain order against growing Afghan resistance.
Afghanistan War (America at War) by Rodney P. Carlisle