Rise of the Mujahideen and Civil War in Afghanistan

Video Transcript

(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

“After The Soviets left, the Mujahideen came to power in Afghanistan. In the beginning, all the people of Afghanistan were happy, because they though that Russia left, and that the new government would come. [But] when the Mujahideen came, from the first day, there was fighting in Afghanistan among the Mujahideen themselves. We had to leave home with my two children. For three months, we were surrounded by those warlords. We couldn’t even go to our yard. And one day, I counted seven hundred or so rockets that passed over our house from 9 o’clock to 2 o’clock. Our house was destroyed. Everyone suffered a lot. That was the worst time in Afghanistan."

An Afghan national talks about living in Afghanistan after the emergence of the Mujahideen.