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Events from 1989 until the present
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on May 14, 2008
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October: Nato takes control of security operations across Afghanistan.
The National Assembly was inaugurated on 19 December 2005.
On 7 December 2004, Hamid KARZAI became the first democratically elected president of Afghanistan.
The UN-sponsored Bonn Conference in 2001 established a process for political reconstruction that included the adoption of a new constitution.
On October 19, 2001, US Special Forces arrived in Afghanistan.
A series of civil wars saw Kabul finally fall in 1996 to the Taliban, a hardline Pakistani-sponsored movement that emerged in 1994 to end the country's civil war and anarchy.
The USSR withdrew in 1989 under relentless pressure by internationally supported anti-Communist mujahedin rebels.