Two: 1979

  • Mark Urban


The first few weeks of January saw an expansion of the rural revolt. Reports of the fighting were confused and incomplete. Government sources published very few details of the trouble, perhaps hoping that things might quieten down. But press reports compiled from rebel sources indicate the principal areas of mujahadeen activity for the early part of the year.


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  1. 2.
    For details of the Nuristani rising, see A. Hyman, Afghanistan Under Soviet Domination (Macmillan, 1984).Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    Vladimir Efros, Afghanistan: US Terrorism in Action (Novosti, 1984).Google Scholar
  3. 19.
    Edward Girardet, Afghanistan: The Soviet War (Croom Helm, 1985).Google Scholar
  4. 38.
    Vladimir Kuzichkin, interview published in Time Magazine, 22 November 1982.Google Scholar
  5. 39.
    National Foreign Assessment Centre, Directory of USSR Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Officials, August 1983.Google Scholar
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    Thomas Hammond, Red Flag over Afghanistan (Westview Press, 1984).Google Scholar
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    R. D. M. Furlong and Theodore Winkler, ‘The Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan’, in International Defence Review, no. 2, 1980.Google Scholar
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    Sayed Faz Akhbar, Director of Kabul Radio 1978–80, interviewed in Afghan Realities, no. 6, July 1982.Google Scholar

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  • Mark Urban
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  1. 1.The IndependentUK

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