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Afghanistan is a real country in South Asia which has been shown as a fictional version on General Hospital and featured in several storylines, mostly involving the military.

Storylines

In 1996 (revealed in 2014), while stationed in Afghanistan in 1996, Shawn Butler befriends fellow soldier Tommy Ashford. Shawn is devastated when he accidentally kills Tommy during a friendly fire incident.

In 2012 (revealed in 2019) when Drew Cain was in the military in Afghanistan, he freed military contractor Hank Archer who was trapped in a jeep after it hit an IED during an ambush. Drew then went back to the jeep for Hank's partner, another Navy SEAL named Charles "Tex" Owen who never regained consciousness after the ambush.

Hank delivers Drew to Helena in Afghanistan (2019)

The morning before the ambush, Tex had confessed to Drew that he and Hank sold stolen fuel to Taliban insurgents and made over a million dollars off the black market. Tex hated himself for what he had done but Hank had talked him into it. Drew planned to tell his commanding officers but Peter August had Hank kidnap Drew and deliver him to Helena Cassadine.

In 2017, it was revealed that Chet Driscoll joined the army and lost both legs in the war in Afghanistan.

In 2019, Drew finds Tex and Shiloh's black market money in Cameron Webber's car and leaves to Afghanistan to return the money. Drew's plane crashes in the Gulf of Aden and he is presumed dead.

In 2021, it is revealed that Peter was behind faking Drew's plane crash to Afghanistan and Drew was alive and being held prisoner in Greece.

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