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Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap

54m 27s

On September 9, 2001, commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated in Afghanistan. 9/11 occurred two days later. This was the first in attacks that Al Qaeda carried out in NY and DC, and the U.S. reacted by bombing and invading Afghanistan. When American troops arrived to secure stability and reconstruction, many Afghans hoped for peace and democracy - their expectations would soon be shattered.

Episodes

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap

    S5 E4 - 54m 27s

    On September 9, 2001, commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated in Afghanistan. 9/11 occurred two days later. This was the first in attacks that Al Qaeda carried out in NY and DC, and the U.S. reacted by bombing and invading Afghanistan. When American troops arrived to secure stability and reconstruction, many Afghans hoped for peace and democracy - their expectations would soon be shattered.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban

    S5 E3 - 54m 5s

    Although the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan was over, ethnic groups and Mujahideen factions kept fighting. And so, the country entered into a ruthless Civil War. With Pakistan's support and the blessing of the clergy, the Taliban emerged and triumphed, turning Afghanistan into a lab for a new type of Islamic state and the training ground for Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 2: Jihad: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 2: Jihad

    S5 E2 - 53m 23s

    In 1979, the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan; Afghans called for Jihad. The country turned into the epicenter of a struggle between Islam and Communism. The U.S. and the Arab world sent weapons and money to the Afghan resistance and foreign fighters, including a young Osama Bin Laden, joined in. A decade later, the Mujahideen pushed back the occupation, contributing to the Soviet Union's collapse.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom

    S5 E1 - 54m 4s

    In the 1960s, King Mohammed Zahir Shah opened up Afghanistan to the world. The city of Kabul looked like a European capital and the country was a destination for hippies in search of drugs and adventures. But Afghanistan was divided between the westernized elite and the majority population that was both traditional and poor. When communists seized power in 1978, a never-ending war began.

Extras + Features

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap | Trailer

    S5 E4 - 1m 53s

    On September 9, 2001, commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated in Afghanistan. 9/11 occurred two days later. This was the first in attacks that Al Qaeda carried out in NY and DC, and the U.S. reacted by bombing and invading Afghanistan. When American troops arrived to secure stability and reconstruction, many Afghans hoped for peace and democracy - their expectations would soon be shattered.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap | Preview

    S5 E4 - 30s

    On September 9, 2001, commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated in Afghanistan. 9/11 occurred two days later. This was the first in attacks that Al Qaeda carried out in NY and DC, and the U.S. reacted by bombing and invading Afghanistan. When American troops arrived to secure stability and reconstruction, many Afghans hoped for peace and democracy - their expectations would soon be shattered.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban | Preview

    S5 E3 - 30s

    Although the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan was over, ethnic groups and Mujahideen factions kept fighting. And so, the country entered into a ruthless Civil War. With Pakistan's support and the blessing of the clergy, the Taliban emerged and triumphed, turning Afghanistan into a lab for a new type of Islamic state and the training ground for Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 3: Taliban | Trailer

    S5 E3 - 1m 43s

    Although the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan was over, ethnic groups and Mujahideen factions kept fighting. And so, the country entered into a ruthless Civil War. With Pakistan's support and the blessing of the clergy, the Taliban emerged and triumphed, turning Afghanistan into a lab for a new type of Islamic state and the training ground for Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 2: Jihad | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 2: Jihad | Trailer

    S5 E2 - 1m 45s

    In 1979, the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan; Afghans called for Jihad. The country turned into the epicenter of a struggle between Islam and Communism. The U.S. and the Arab world sent weapons and money to the Afghan resistance and foreign fighters, including a young Osama Bin Laden, joined in. A decade later, the Mujahideen pushed back the occupation, contributing to the Soviet Union's collapse.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 2: Jihad | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 2: Jihad | Preview

    S5 E2 - 30s

    In 1979, the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan; Afghans called for Jihad. The country turned into the epicenter of a struggle between Islam and Communism. The U.S. and the Arab world sent weapons and money to the Afghan resistance and foreign fighters, including a young Osama Bin Laden, joined in. A decade later, the Mujahideen pushed back the occupation, contributing to the Soviet Union's collapse.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom | Trailer: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom | Trailer

    S5 E1 - 1m 43s

    In the 1960s, King Mohammed Zahir Shah opened up Afghanistan to the world. The city of Kabul looked like a European capital and the country was a destination for hippies in search of drugs and adventures. But Afghanistan was divided between the westernized elite and the majority population that was both traditional and poor. When communists seized power in 1978, a never-ending war began.

  • Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom | Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 1: Kingdom | Preview

    S5 E1 - 30s

    In the 1960s, King Mohammed Zahir Shah opened up Afghanistan to the world. The city of Kabul looked like a European capital and the country was a destination for hippies in search of drugs and adventures. But Afghanistan was divided between the westernized elite and the majority population that was both traditional and poor. When communists seized power in 1978, a never-ending war began.

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