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Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 2: Jihad

Season 5 Episode 2 | 53m 23s  | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 07/17/22

Expires: 12/09/25

Rating: TV-PG

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