Timeline of the war in Afghanistan

Published: Jun 18 2013 12:36:52 PM EDT   Updated On: May 27 2014 01:41:07 PM EDT

President Obama now wants to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. Here's a look back at the longest conflict in U.S. history.

Ground Zero 9-11
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Sept. 11, 2001 -- Al-Qaeda operatives hijack four commercial airliners, flying two into New York's World Trade Center and a third into the Pentagon. A fourth plane crashes in a field near the town of Shanksville, Pa., after passengers storm the cockpit. Nearly 3,000 people die in the attacks.

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