The Battle for Afghanistan - The Soviets versus the Mujahideen During the 1980s

The Battle for Afghanistan - The Soviets versus the Mujahideen During the 1980s
The Battle for Afghanistan - The Soviets versus the Mujahideen During the 1980s, by M. Yousaf and M. Adkin

Book published by Pen and Sword in 2009, 243 pages. Paperback (N4515)

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This book tells the story of the defeat of Soviet Russia's forces in Afghanistan by a guerrilla force known as the Mujahideen during the 1980's. Heavily backed by Pakistan and the USA, the Mujahideen paved the way for the Taliban regime, and in the 1980's this guerilla army all but defeated the might of the Russian Army....

The author, Brigadier Mohammad Yousaf, was head of the Afghan Bureau of Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence and as such was effectively the Mujahideens commander-in-chief. He controlled the flow of thousands of tons of arms across Pakistan and into its occupied neighbour, arms that were bought with CIA and Saudi Arabian funds from the USA. And one of the Mujahideens close allies was none other than Osama Bin Laden!

This compelling book was put together with great skill the by military historian, Mark Adkin in conjunction with Brigadier Mohammad Yousaf and is essential reading for anyone interested in the truth behind the Afghanistan War which led to the conditions that exist there today.

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