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First posted on August 27th 2004, last revised on November 16th 2004






External Links : Links related to Afghan Military History

For links on general military history sources, go to History of Warfare Main Page

List of Afghan Wars 1800-1999, from ACED
Chronology, from League of Nations Photo Archive at Indiana Univ.
List of Wars, from Wikipedia
Iran, Iraq and Anatolia 945-1500, Afghanistan 1500-1800, 1747-1929, 1919-1945, 1945-2000, from World History Encyclopedia, timeline
Orders, Decorations and Medals of Afghanistan, from ODM
Major Events Relevant to Central Asian History, Pt.1 (-1600), Pt.2 (1600-), posted by Mark Dickens
Invasions of Ahmed Shah, from Afghan Network
Khyber Pass, from Afghan Network
Afghanpedia, from Sabawoon Online
Printed Reference




Wars affecting Afghanistan 945-1258

962
997-1030
999
1029
1040
1042
1150
1175
1192-1193
1215
1221
begin of Ghaznavid Dynasty in Afghanistan
Ghaznavid invasion of India
Ghaznavids took Khorasan from Samanids
Rayy (near Tehran) fell to the Ghaznavids (previously Buyid)
Seljuk Turks defeated Ghaznavids, annexed Khorasan
Seljuk Turks conquered Rayy area from Ghaznavids
Ghurids destroyed Ghazna
Ghurid invasion of India
Ghurid Invasion of India, established Sultanate of Delhi
Khwarizm Shah conquered Ghurid possessions in Afghanistan, eastern Iran
Mongol conquest of Khorasan and Afghanistan


Wars affecting Afghanistan 1258-1501

1381
1398-1399
1451
1458
Sarbardar State in Eastern Iran, centered on Sabzavar, conquered by Tamerlane
Tamerlane raided Northern India, sacked Delhi
Qara Qoyunlu temporarily occupied Timurid capital of Herat
Afghan Buhlul Lodhi established himself as Sultan of Delhi, ousting the Sayyid Dynasty


Wars of Afghanistan, 1501-1747

1504
1507-1508
1510
1522
1524-1537
1526
1545
1591
1598
1622
1638
1648
1709
1716
1722
1729
1732
Timuruid Babur conquered Kabul
Uzbeks conquered Herat, Khorasan
Safavids conquered Herat, Khorasan from Uzbeks
Timurid Babur conquered Qandahar
Repulsion of 5 Uzbek invasions into Khorasan
Timurid Babur conquered Delhi, established Moghul Empire
Safavid conquest of Qandahar, from Mughal Empire
Safavids lost Qandahar to Mughal Empire
Victory over Uzbeks; Herat regained
Safavids gained Qandahar from Mughal Empire
Safavids lost Qandahar to Mughal Empire
Qandahar regained from Mughal Empire
Safavids lost Qandahar to the Ghilzay Afghans
Herat rebelled against Safavid rule
Afghan conquest of Isfahan; Safavid Dynasty terminated
Expulsion of the Afghans from Persia by Nadir Shah
Persian ruler Nadir Shah took Herat


Wars of Afghanistan, 1747-1919

1738-1739
1740
1748
1751
1756-1757
1759
1761
1767
(1793-1800)
1809
1816
1816-1826
1819
1834
1836
1836-1838
1839-1842
1848-1849
1850-1855
1856-1857
1863
1863-1879
1878-1880
1884
1885
1896
1919
1919
Persian Invasion of Afghanistan, Punjab, sack of Delhi
Persian Expedition against the Uzbeks
Afghan Invasion of India
Afghan Invasion of India
Afghan Invasion of India
Afghan Invasion of India, conquest of the Punjab
Afghan Invasion of India, victorious over Maratha Confederation in Battle of Panipat
Afghan Invasion of India
Internal Strife; ruler of Herat conquered Qandahar, Kabul, ousted Shah
Internal Strife; Shah ousted
War with Persia
Internal Strife (Succession Struggle)
Kashmir lost to the Sikhs
Peshawar lost to the Sikhs
Afghan-Sikh War
War with Persia
First Anglo-Afghan War
Second Anglo-Sikh War; Afghan forces, allied to the Sikhs, defeated
Internal Strife
Persian occupation of Herat
Herat regained from the Persians
Internal Strife
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Afghan conquest of Khanate of Maymana
Russo-Afghan War
Conquest of Kafiristan
Palace Coup, followed by brief Internal Strife
Third Anglo-Afghan War


Wars of Afghanistan 1919-1979

1924-1925
1928-1929
1953
1955-1957
1961-1963
1973
1978
Khost Rebellion
Afghan Civil War
Coup d'Etat
Pakhtunistan Crisis
Pakhtunistan Crisis; Border Conflict with Pakistan
Coup d'Etat; Abolition of Monarchy
Coup d'Etat


Wars of Afghanistan since 1979

1979-1991
1991-1995
1995
2001
2001-
Soviet Occupation, Afghan Resistance
Civil War, country partitioned mong a number of warlords
Taliban brought most of Afghanistan under their control; warlords held out in the north
International coalition, Afghan allies ousted Taliban
Resistance against Occupation forces, Democratic Regime









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