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The War in Afghanistan: A Decade of Conflict

Ten years after the 9/11 terror attacks prompted the United States to invade Afghanistan, the war continues amid declining public support.

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People watch the news on an electronic billboard at Times Square in New York on October 7, 2001, the day that American and British forces unleashed missile attacks against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan. (AP)
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People watch the news on an electronic billboard at Times Square in New York on October 7, 2001, the day that American and British forces unleashed missile attacks against military targets and Osama bin Laden's training camps inside Afghanistan. (AP)

In this October 7, 2001 file photo, President George W. Bush, right, meets with CIA Director George Tenet, Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office after the president informed the nation that air strike
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In this October 7, 2001 file photo, President George W. Bush, right, meets with CIA Director George Tenet, Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice in the Oval Office after the president informed the nation that air strike

Mohammed Anwar, left, and an unidentifieded boy in Kabul, Afghanistan, display pieces of shrapnel from bombs dropped on October 8, 2001. (AP)
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Mohammed Anwar, left, and an unidentifieded boy in Kabul, Afghanistan, display pieces of shrapnel from bombs dropped on October 8, 2001. (AP)

Local Afghan residents pick up food packets of U.S. humanitarian aid dropped by U.S. planes in a field near Khwaja-Bahauddin, anti-Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan, October 13, 2001. (AP)
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Local Afghan residents pick up food packets of U.S. humanitarian aid dropped by U.S. planes in a field near Khwaja-Bahauddin, anti-Taliban stronghold in northern Afghanistan, October 13, 2001. (AP)

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