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Afghanistan: The Wounded Land - Part 4: Trap

Season 5 Episode 4 | 54m 27s  | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 07/31/22

Expires: 12/09/25

Rating: TV-PG

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