Afghanistan. Geography. Landlocked Mostly rugged mountains; plains in the north and southwest Extreme temperatures (120 ° F in the summer /-15° F in the winter.) Prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods & droughts. Afghanistan Statistics. Capital : Kabul
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(*Taliban & Al Qaeda are Sunni Muslims)
total: 9 years
male: 11 years
female: 7 years
total population: 28.1%
The militant Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden & his followers, known as al-Qaida, were based in Afghanistan for many years. The organization continues to grow, but bin Laden was killed in May 2011. US troops have been in Afghanistan since 2001, but President Obama and Congress have set a timetable for total removal of all US troops over the next few years.
Talib: “student”/soldiers of the Taliban
The Taliban continues to recruit young boys in Afghanistan & Pakistan, using the desperate economic situation of most Afghanis & Pakistanis to their advantage. Though Afghanistan is technically a democracy, the Taliban still controls some areas of the country and continues to carry out violent acts.