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Afghanistan turmoil

Updated: Tue, 20 May 2014

Introduction

After more than three decades of conflict, Afghanistan is in the grip of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and still experiences widespread violence.

U.S.-led troops toppled a hardline Taliban regime in 2001, but Taliban fighters have since regrouped and hit back, carrying out attacks across most of the country.

Land disputes, banditry, a booming drug trade and clan feuds have added to the violence.

Many are concerned about what may happen when foreign troops leave at the end of 2014.

Read the full briefing.

After more than three decades of conflict, Afghanistan is in the grip of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises and still experiences widespread violence.

U.S.-led troops toppled a hardline Taliban regime in 2001, but Taliban fighters have since regrouped and hit back, carrying out attacks across most of the country.

Land disputes, banditry, a booming drug trade and clan feuds have added to the violence.

Many are concerned about what may happen when foreign troops leave at the end of 2014.

Read the full briefing.