Afghanistan – Did You Know?

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Former President George W. Bush began the U.S. military invasion of Afghanistan in the fall of 2001 after the 9/11 terror attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Centers in New York. The U.S. pursued the al-Qaida militants who had planned the attack and received support from the Taliban.  Here are other facts about Afghanistan. Did You Know?

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  • Almost 65,000 U.S. personnel were deployed in Afghanistan by former President Obama
  • The al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden, was destroyed during President Obama’s first term
  • Former President Trump began his administration by deploying more troops to Afghanistan
  • Under President Biden, U.S. troops are evacuating Afghanistan while the Taliban retakes Afghanistan
  • The Islamic group called al-Qaida views the West as a threat to Islam
  • The Islamic group called the Taliban supports strict Sharia law

Devotionals/Homeschoolers: Sketch/color an illustration. Write the word “Afghanistan” ten times or until you can spell it correctly. Theme: faraway places. Finish this sentence: Afghanistan is … Read the story called Seven Ravens. Describe a place you would like to visit.✍️


About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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