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Afghanistan conflict

Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest countries, wrecked by decades of conflict which led to the rise of the Islamist fundamentalist movement, the Taliban.

Despite the fall of the Taliban after the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the security situation deteriorated as extremist attacks increased. The Afghan government was toppled by the Taliban militant group in 2021 following the withdraw of the US and NATO-allied troops.

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