Afghanistan war 15 years on: Violence continues to plague the nation

Friday marks the 15th anniversary of the start of the US war in Afghanistan. When the US invaded Afghanistan shortly after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the then President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban hand over al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The conflict was initially backed by close allies of the US, including the UK, with NATO joining the campaign at the beginning of 2003. The Taliban were removed from power after two months, and Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan in 2011. At the end of 2014, President Barack Obama declared an end to the war, during which tens of thousands of people lost their lives. Although US officials say conditions are improving in Afghanistan, terrorist attacks remain routine in the country.

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