By Michael Burgan
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52 million mobile (2006) Internet users (2006): 535,000 7 privately-owned stations) TV stations: 20 stations (1 state-run station, Newspapers: several daily papers and two weeklies Radio: Radio Afghanistan—state-run, 3 private stations/networks Airports: 46 (only 12 with paved runways) Railroads: almost none Roads: 21,612 miles (34,782 km) MILITARY Branches: Army, air force Service: military service at age 22 for a 4-year term 45 GLOSSARY allies (AL-ize): friendly countries that will support each other militarily Anglo (AN-glow): relating to the English or English-speaking people archaeologists (ar kee OL uh gists): scientists who study the remains left behind by ancient peoples Buddhism (BOO-diz-uhm): a religion founded in India more than 2,500 years ago that is widely practiced in parts of Asia.
The Taliban took control of several towns. S. soldier stands guard while other troops search a bike shop. NATO forces often look for people who might support the Taliban or al-Qaeda. S. troops drove them out and killed important military leaders. weapons. They were not sure the But after they left, the Taliban often Karzai government could keep returned. In the north, tribal leaders order and wanted to be prepared and warlords began to collect if a new civil war broke out. 38 THE POPPY PROBLEM Afghanistan produces almost all of the world’s opium poppies.
This image comes from a video alQaeda made to recruit more fighters. DESTROYING HISTORY The Taliban believed Islam was the only true religion. They opposed other religions. In March, the world was shocked to see the Taliban destroy a great piece of Afghan history in the name of religion. For almost 1,500 years, two stone statues of the Buddha stood near a cliff in Bamiyan. Over the course of two weeks, the Taliban blew up the statues. Today, archaeologists are searching for a third giant Buddha that still may exist within the cliffs.
Afghanistan (Countries in Crisis) by Michael Burgan