- Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
From May 1996, Osama bin Laden had been living in Afghanistan along with other members of al-Qaeda, operating terrorist training camps in a loose alliance with the Taliban. [ [http://www.infoplease.com/spot/osamabinladen.html Osama bin LadenWealthy Saudi exile is a terrorist mastermind] ] Following the
1998 US embassy bombingsin Africa, the US military launched submarine-based cruise missiles at these camps with limited effect on their overall operations.
UN Security Councilhad issued Resolutions 1267 and 1333 in 1999 and 2000 directed towards the Taliban which applied financial and military hardware sanctions to encourage them to turn over bin Laden to appropriate authorities for trial in the deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa in August 1998, and close terrorist training camps.
The 9-11 attacks
September 11, 2001, attacks, investigators rapidly accumulated evidence implicating Osama bin Laden. In a taped statement, bin Laden publicly acknowledged his and al-Qaeda's direct involvement in the 9-11 attacks. In an audiotapeposted on a website that the U.S. claims is "frequently used by al-Qaeda", on May 21, 2006, bin Laden said he had personally directed the 19 hijackers.
The War in Afghanistan 2001 to 2003
The War in Afghanistan (2001–present) began on
October 7, 2001, as Operation Enduring Freedom, a response to the September 11, 2001 attackson the United Statesof America (U.S.). This marked the beginning of the U.S. War on Terrorism. The stated purpose of the invasion was to capture Osama bin Laden, destroy al-Qaeda, and remove the Talibanregime which had provided support and safe harbour to al-Qaeda.
Operation Archer - The Canadian Forces contribution to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan Operation Argus - Canadian Forces team of strategic military planners support the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
In January 2006, NATO’s focus in southern Afghanistan was to form Provincial Reconstruction Teams with the British leading in Helmand Province and the Netherlands and Canada would lead similar deployments in Orūzgān Province and Kandahar Province respectively. The Americans with 2,200 troops stayed in control of Zabul Province. Local Taliban figures voiced opposition to the incoming force and pledged to resist it.
US and NATO ISAF operations, alongside Afghan National Army forces, continued against the Taliban through 2007. Significant military operations in 2007 included the ongoing operations around Sangin,
Operation Achilles, the Battle of Chora, Operation Harekate Yoloand the Battle of Musa Qala, amongst others.
US and NATO ISAF operations, alongside Afghan National Army forces, continued against the Taliban through 2008. Significant military operations in 2008 included the ongoing
Helmand province campaign, Operation Karez, and Operation Eagle's Summit, amongst others.
List of Battles and Operations
This is a list of
military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present). You can sort by any column by clicking on the hourglass in the column title.
Afghanistan War order of battle
British forces casualties in Afghanistan
Canadian Forces casualties in Afghanistan
Civilian casualties of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
Coalition casualties in Afghanistan
Global Islamic Insurgency
International Security Assistance Force
List of Coalition aircraft losses in Afghanistan
U.S. government response to the September 11, 2001 attacks
Soviet war in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
* [http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=10846 DOD announces 101st Airborne deployment]
* [http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1431914.ece Another 1,500 British troops being sent to keep control in Afghanistan]
* [http://www.drum.army.mil/sites/installation/pao/news/newsRelease.asp?id=2007/0702-02 10th Mountain passes torch to 82nd Airborne]
* [http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/02/14/afghanistan.troops/index.html U.S. sending more troops to thwart Taliban offensive]
* [http://www.defenselink.mil//Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=10514 DOD Announces Afghanistan Force Rotation]
* [http://www2.hq.nato.int/ISAF/media/pdf/placemat_isaf.pdf Details of ISAF and PRT deployments in Afghanistan - 2006]
* [http://www.defenselink.mil/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=10196 DoD Announces Unit for Next Afghanistan Rotation]
* [http://www.drum.army.mil/sites/installation/pao/news/newsRelease.asp?id=2006/0611-13 4th Brigade Combat Team Task Force Deploys to Afghanistan]
* [http://www.defenselink.mil//Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=9804 DoD Announces Units for Next Afghanistan Rotation]
* [http://www.jfcbs.nato.int/ NATO-ISAF: Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum, Netherlands]
* [http://www.cfc-a.centcom.mil/ Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan]
* [http://www.cjtf76.army.mil/ Combined Joint Task Force 76]
* [http://www.floridaguard.army.mil/tfphoenix/default.asp Task Force Phoenix]
* [http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2005/nr20051220-12185.html Operation Enduring Freedom Rotation Adjustment Announced]
* [http://www.defence.gov.au/opslipper/ Australian Defence Force - Operation Slipper]
* [http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/InDepth/OperationsInAfghanistan.htm British Operations in Afghanistan]
* [http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/operations/archer/view_news_e.asp?id=1703 Canadian Forces Operations in Afghanistan]
* [http://milnewstbay.pbwiki.com/CANinKandahar/ News about Canadian Forces in Kandahar, via MILNEWS.ca]
* [http://www.rpima1.terre.defense.gouv.fr 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d'Infanterie de Marine]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4673026.stm Dutch deployment to Afghanistan]
* [http://english.mapn.ro/operations/index.php Romanian operations in Afghanistan]
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