11,000 (2008 est.)9/11 seven years later: US 'safe,' South Asia in turmoil "There are now some 62,000 foreign soldiers in Afghanistan, including 34,000 US troops, and some 150,000 Afghan security forces.
Trivia about taliban
(Katie Couric delivers the clue.) In 2006, on my first broadcast as anchor of the CBS Evening News, I reported that this group that formerly ruled Afghanistan was "back with a vengeance"
A young woman named Latifa wrote the memoir "My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under" this Afghan group
Women must wear the head-to-toe burqa & are banned from work & education under this regime that rules Afghanistan
In March 2001 this notorious Afghan group dynamited ancient giant statues of Buddha in Bamiyan