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CGTN published this video item, entitled “A look back at U.S. involvement in Afghanistan” – below is their description.
The United States is withdrawing from Afghanistan, almost two decades after President George W Bush sent the U.S. military into the Asian country in pursuit of Osama bin Laden in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Here’s a brief reminder of why the U.S. got into Afghanistan, the costs and why it’s leaving.CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: 9/11
9/11 is the abbreviated moniker for the civilian airliner attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, USA, on 11th September 2001. The Pentagon was also targeted and a fourth airliner crashed when passengers overpowered hijackers. Around 3000 people died as a result of the airliner hijackings which took place on 9/11.
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In This Story: Afghanistan
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.