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UN imposes an air embargo and financial sanctions to force Afghanistan to hand over Osama bin Laden for trial.
Resistance closes in on Kabul and Najibullah falls from power. Rival militias vie for influence.
The Soviets ruled Afghanistan allmost 9 years, and in 1989 the last Soviet troop left the country. The civil war continued.
Babrak Karmal is installed as a ruler backed by Soviet troops. Various Mujahideen groups are fighting the Soviet forses.
Mohammed Daud seizes power in a coup and declares a republic.
Gjeneral Mohammed becomes prime minister. Intoduces a number of sosial reformes such as abolition of Purdah(practice of secluding woman from public view).
Zahir Shah becomes king and Afghanistan remains a monarchy for next four decades.