What is war?
War is an intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, countries or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents, and militias. It is generally characterized by extreme violence, aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. An example of war is the events that happened in World War 1 and 2. Another example of this is the conflict in Afghanistan which has affected many people.
The Kabul Conflict
As you may or may not have already noticed, war is still taking place in many countries from around the world. For example, countries like North Korea, Somalia, Lebanon, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic have been the most war-torn countries. Our main focus on this topic is all about Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover in Kabul: the capital. Before I explaain about how the attacks were first formed in the late 2001's, I recommend you to check out these amazing websites filled with information about the conflict happening this year. The links are in the description down below:
How did the War in Afghanistan start?
Days after the 9/11 (September 11) attacks in 2001, former president George Walker Bush demanded that the Taliban's mastermind of all attacks, would freely operate the country. Suddenly, the Taliban's refusal to do what they asked to led to a total invasion of the country; their Al-Qaeda allies were mostly defeated and expelled from major population centres and later led the Northern Alliance. This was now known as the conflict in Kabul that we see today. Eventually the war sadly claimed the lives of over 176,000 Afghan citizens and made others worrried about their future, as they all felt they may be a part of the others who were deceased. Some were petrified about the events happening so they tried to flee their country. Many people were reunited with their famillies in countries such as the UK, whereas others were unable to escape and seek refuge.
So is it always okay to start a war? (My Opinion.)
Based on what I have first learnt about the attacks in Afghanistan, I think that it is definitely NOT okay to start a war. This can lead to a tragic turn of events for example, many people are dying, some are homeless and hungry and even women aren't being treated fairly in their homes now that the Taliban have taken control of not just Kabul, but every single state in this country. I am also hoping that the war will end so that people can live peacefully again!
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