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Afghanistan has pretty much always sucked for invaders

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Today in History: On May 15, 1988, the Soviet Union begins its withdrawal of 150,000 troops from Afghanistan. It would take 9 months for all troops to leave. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan on December 27, 1979. The Soviet Union went in to help the Afghani government fight against the mujahideen. The United States supplied arms to the mujahideen jihad rebels, hoping to weaken the socialist government in Afghanistan. Most notable of these Islamic rebels was Osama bin Laden. The Soviet Union eventually took a smaller role in the conflict as the fighting continued and the Soviet Union grew weaker. By 1989, they had left the country torn and shattered. The political and economic instability in the region led to fighting between various warlords, and the eventual seize of power by the Taliban in 1996.

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