A Thousand Splendid Suns

Events

Saur revolution

April 28, 1978 - December 25, 1979

Soviet- Afghan war

December 25, 1979 - October 7, 1989

Afghan civil war

1989 - 1992

(Fall of communist government)

Afghan civil war

1992 - 1996

Lead up to the Taliban take over

Afgan civil war

1996 - 2001

Taliban control

American led invasion

October 7, 2001 - December 28, 2014