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“The Afghan Taliban are widely considered as freedom fighters in Pakistan and such attacks would hurt them,” says Kakar.
The ISI came to the CIA for assistance in fostering a revolt that had developed in the Afghan countryside against Communist rule.
The machismo of Afghan male culture apparently coexists with a little-noted passion for gardening.
The seizures were the first time SIGAR investigators seized funds held in an Afghan bank.
That ruling was affirmed in a final judgment by the Afghan courts, which the Afghan Supreme Court confirmed in 2013.
By such aid that prince subdued the Rohillas, an Afghan tribe on his northern frontier.A History of England|Charles Oman
Pathn, Afghan, whether in Afghanistan or immigrant in India.Barclay of the Guides|Herbert Strang
Before raising her head above the roof, she uttered a loud quavering cry--the cry of welcome of the Afghan women.For Name and Fame|G. A. Henty
He expends a little useless argument in refuting the common Afghan tradition that any part of modern Herat was built by Alexander.
All this part of Afghan Turkistan is rich in agricultural possibilities.
British Dictionary definitions for afghan (1 of 2)
Word Origin for afghan
British Dictionary definitions for afghan (2 of 2)
Afghani (æfˈɡænɪ, -ˈɡɑː-)
Word Origin and History for afghan
name of the people of Afghanistan, technically only correctly applied to the Durani Afghans; Old Afghan chronicles trace the name to an Afghana, son of Jeremiah, sone of Israelite King Saul, from whom they claimed descent, but this is a legend. The name is first attested in Arabic in al-'Utbi's "History of Sultan Mahmud" written c.1030 C.E. and was in use in India from 13c. Attested from 1833 as a type of blanket or wrap (in full, Afghan shawl); 1973 as a style of sheepskin coat; 1877 as a type of carpet; 1895 as a breed of hunting dog.