War in Afghanistan
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The terms Afghan War or War in Afghanistan may refer to:
- Conquest of Afghanistan by Alexander the Great (330 BCE–327 BCE)
- 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 counter Indian and Persian aggression.
- Anglo-Afghan Wars (First British involvement with Afghanistan):
- Panjdeh Incident (1885)
- Reforms of Amanullah Khan and civil war (1929) Civil war occurred when Habibullah Ghazi briefly overthrew the government and became emir
- War in Afghanistan (1978–present) (sometimes known as "Second Afghan Civil War"):
- Saur Revolution (1978) – Communist insurrection
- Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979–1989) – Soviet involvement
- Afghan Civil War (1989-1992) – Collapse of the communist Najibullah government
- Afghan Civil War (1992-1996) – Leads to the Taliban controlling most of Afghanistan, with the Northern Alliance controlling northern Afghanistan
- Afghan Civil War (1996-2001) – Taliban period
- War in Afghanistan (2001–present) – ISAF/NATO involvement
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