A group of Afghan mujahideen progress behind a wall in a village of Ghazni in southern Afghanistan as they fight Soviet-backed government forces in March 1989. Al Qaeda, which was formed the previous year, continues to fight against the United States 30 years later.
Even before the 9/11 attacks that shocked the United States 17 years ago, the country was fighting a war against Islamic extremism. And without victory in the ideological sphere, it's a war that won't end soon....
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