In 2010, the U.N. reported that Afghan civilian casualties rose 31 percent, mostly due to insurgent attacks such as suicide bombings.

Rumors of corruption are rampant, from President Hamid Karzaiā€™s government to the warlords that lend much of their support to NATO forces.

Burqas, once a required covering for women under Taliban rule, are once again a familiar sight in Kabul. And, in several Pashtun villages, the Taliban has closed many schools for girls.

[2010]

Jalalabad, U.S. Special Operations Raid
Jalalabad, U.S. Special Operations Raid
The Taliban Threat in Northern Afghanistan
Afghan Displaced
Displaced from Helmand and Kandahar
Jalalabad, U.S. Special Operations Raid
Displaced
The Taliban Threat in Northern Afghanistan
Displaced from Helmand and Kandahar
Afghan Displaced
Children play a game of jax at a camp for displaced people in Kabul.
Displaced
The Taliban Threat in Northern Afghanistan
Displaced from Helmand and Kandahar