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In Afghanistan, tie between 9/11 and the war often gets lost

Nearly half of Afghans are too young to have firsthand recollection of that day, or the invasion that followed. Among older people there is a sense the conflict has moved beyond its original impetus.

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times

September 11, 2011
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan—

In the country where the Sept. 11 plot was hatched and its Al Qaeda masterminds found shelter, public knowledge of the link between the devastating events of a decade ago and today's war has grown hazy.

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