TRAVERSE Issue 26 - October 2021 - Page 9

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AFGHANISTAN WHERE TO & WHY ?

Human history dating back 100,000 years , and at the crossroads of the Silk Road , the region now known as Afghanistan is regularly known as “ the graveyard of empires ”. The mighty have fought to conquer and control , all have struggled , and at the core are a proud people , with a varying history and culture . A people called friend , a people now almost forgotten …
With on the ground experience , Mark Direen provides his view and looks at the military occupation , the recent withdrawal and what it now means for the people of Afghanistan .
Photographs : Tony Bransby
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