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The war in Afghanistan is 15 years old — here are 29 photos of one of the US's longest wars

From October 7, 2001, until December 28, 2014, US and NATO forces carried out combat operations in Afghanistan. While those operations were meant to end and the US had begun withdrawing troops from the country by the end of 2014, the Taliban continued success on the battlefield, coupled with the ineffective performance Afghan security forces, led the US to continue its deployment in the country, which has seen decades of wars fought by numerous combatants.
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