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Seven major events in Afghanistan since 1989.
Created by rgootee
on May 14, 2008
Last updated: 03/10/10 at 02:23 PM
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Local and parliamentary elections held for the first time in 30 years.
Hamid Karzai was elected president in the first-ever presidential election
In response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, the United States, along with help from the United Kingdom, begins offensive against the Taliban government.
Though the country stayed in a civil war basically, the Taliban took control of Kabul in September of 1996, ruling much of the country.
Soviet-backed government is overthrown.
Soviet Union troops leave Afghanistan