What did the Taliban do in 2008?

What did the Taliban do in 2008?

On or about June 26, 2008, Taliban fighters under Najibullah’s command attacked a U.S. military convoy in the vicinity of Sayed Abad, Wardak Province, Afghanistan, with IEDs, RPGs, and automatic weapons, killing three U.S. Army servicemembers, Sergeants First Class Matthew L. Hilton and Joseph A.

How quickly did Afghanistan fall to Taliban?

It’s been barely a week since the Taliban seized control of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

What is the purpose of the Taliban?

The promise made by the Taliban – in Pashtun areas straddling Pakistan and Afghanistan – was to restore peace and security and enforce their own austere version of Sharia, or Islamic law, once in power.

How many soldiers does Taliban have?

80,000 troops
The Taliban have 80,000 troops in comparison with a nominal 300,699 serving the Afghan government, yet the whole country has been effectively overrun in a matter of weeks as military commanders surrendered without a fight in a matter of hours.

Why did the Afghanistan military not fight the Taliban?

“We didn’t fight because the government didn’t say you have to fight it,” the Kabul commando said. “The Ministry of Defense didn’t say you have to fight.” It’s a political decision, he added — it’s not about the willingness to fight. Now, the Afghan commandos have either left for other countries or are in hiding.

Is Malala Yousafzai still alive?

In 2014, she was the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, with Kailash Satyarthi of India. Aged 17 at the time, she was the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. In 2015, she was the subject of the Oscar-shortlisted documentary He Named Me Malala….

Malala Yousafzai
Website malala.org

What country fell to the Taliban?

Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul was captured by the Taliban on 15 August 2021, the culmination of a military offensive that began in May 2021, which led to the overthrowing of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan under President Ashraf Ghani and reinstation of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan under the Taliban.