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- Uzbekistan : Previously part of the Soviet Union, a landlocked, predominantly Muslim nation of Central Asia, with Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as neighbors
- Juma Namangani : Military leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan; a former Soviet paratrooper who converted to Islam; killed by an airstrike at the Battle of Kunduz in 2001
- Mujahideen : General term for Muslim "holy warriors", especially in Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan War (1978-92) : A civil war in Afghanistan that matched the Soviet Union and its Afghan allies against a coalition of anti-Communist groups called the mujahideen, supported from the outside by the United States, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.
- Kyrgyzstan : A landlocked central Asian nation, formerly part of the Soviet Union; after a coup, it successfully held democratic elections
- Ferghana Valley : An area where the borders of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan come together; stronghold of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan
- Afghanistan War (2001-), major combat phase : During the Afghanistan War (2001-), the period of combat by Afghan ground forces, with U.S. and British air & special operations support, which drove the Taliban and al-Qaeda from their bases, in October through December 2001
- Battle of Kunduz : A battle in northern Afghanistan in November 2001, the climax of the northern campaign, which involved numerous Taliban prisoner deaths, in a possible atrocity and in a prison revolt
- Ahmed Rashid : Pakistani journalist and author, who has written highly regarded books on Central Asia, especially on the Taliban
- Huzaifa Parhat : Add brief definition or description
- Osama bin Laden : Radical jihadist who, with Ayman al-Zawahiri, founded a group known as al-Qaeda, which is credited with a series of terrorist attacks.
- Sharia : The Muslim system of law and rule of conduct inspired by the Qur'an, the Sunna, traditional law systems, and the Hadiths.