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Title:
Afghan guerrilla warfare : in the words of the Mujahideen fighters
Author:
Jalali, Ali Ahmad.
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : MBI Publishing Co., 2001.
Physical Description:
xxii, 419 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780760313220
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Book

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When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, few experts believed the fledgling Mujahideen resistance movement had a chance of withstanding the modern, mechanized onslaught of the Soviet Army. But somehow, the Mujahideen prevailed against a larger and decisively better equipped foe. No one predicted the Soviet Union would withdraw in defeat in 1989. With more than 100 first-hand reports from Mujahideen combat veterans and maps illustrating locations and disposition of forces, this book is a tactical look at a decentralized army of foot-mobile guerrillas as they wage war against a superior force. Learn about Mujahideen ambushes, raids, shelling attacks, fights against heliborne insertions, attacks on Soviet strong points, and urban combat in this rare look at the Soviet-Afghan conflict.


Author Notes

Ali Ahmad Jalali


Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Chapter 1 Ambushesp. 3
Vignette 1 Ambushes at the Mamur Hotelp. 5
Vignette 2 Yet Another Ambush at the Mamur Hotelp. 9
Vignette 3 Ambush South of the Tangi Waghjan Gorgep. 13
Vignette 4 Ambush at Kandayp. 17
Vignette 5 Ambush on the Jalalabad-Asadabad Roadp. 21
Vignette 6 No-Pula Ambushp. 23
Vignette 7 Two Convoys in the Kill Zonep. 27
Vignette 8 Ambush Near Abdullah-e Burjp. 31
Vignette 9 Deh-Khwaja Ambushp. 35
Vignette 10 Duranay Ambushp. 39
Vignette 11 Kandahar Ambushesp. 43
Vignette 12 Ambush at Qala-e Haidarp. 49
Vignette 13 Ambush at the Sadre Azam Hillp. 53
Vignette 14 Ambush at Mazar Creekp. 55
Vignette 15 Ambush at Qafus Tangayp. 59
Vignette 16 Sisay Ambushp. 63
Chapter 2 Raidsp. 69
Vignette 1 Raid on the Totumdara Security Postp. 71
Vignette 2 Chamtala Raidp. 73
Vignette 3 Raid on Bagrami District Headquartersp. 76
Vignette 4 Attack on the Tsawkey Security Outpostsp. 77
Vignette 5 Raid on Pul-e Charkhi Radio Transmitter Stationp. 81
Vignette 6 Raid from Cheltan on Outposts in the Kabul Suburbsp. 87
Vignette 7 Raid on Mahipar Outpostsp. 89
Vignette 8 Raid on Lataband Security Outpostsp. 93
Vignette 9 Raid on Outposts at Wreshmin Gorgep. 97
Vignette 10 Raid on the Bridge Post in Alingarp. 101
Chapter 3 Shelling Attacksp. 105
Vignette 1 A Shelling Attack Turns Badp. 107
Vignette 2 A New Years Present for the Sovietsp. 113
Chapter 4 Attacking a Strong Pointp. 117
Vignette 1 Taking Alingar District Capitalp. 119
Vignette 2 The Battle for Panjwayeep. 123
Vignette 3 Attack on the Bodyalay Garrisonp. 127
Vignette 4 Attack on Sorubayp. 129
Vignette 5 Storming Gula'ip. 132
Vignette 6 Destruction of the Bagh-e Mumtaz Brigadep. 135
Chapter 5 Mine Warfarep. 139
Vignette 1 Mujahideen Demolition Methodsp. 141
Vignette 2 Mining attacks near Mehtar Lamp. 143
Chapter 6 Blocking Enemy Lines of Communicationp. 147
Vignette 1 Carving up Regiments on the Approach to Wazip. 149
Vignette 2 Blocking the Paghman Highwayp. 153
Vignette 3 Road Block at Estalefp. 157
Vignette 4 Defense of a River Line and Road Block at Sayadp. 161
Vignette 5 The Defense Against the Soviet Operation "Magistral"p. 165
Vignette 6 Operation Gashey (Arrow in Pushto)p. 175
Vignette 6a The Battle for the Khairokhel Postp. 189
Vignette 6b The Battle for Spina Thana Basep. 193
Chapter 7 Siege Warfarep. 197
Vignette 1 Failed Siege at Urgunp. 199
Vignette 2 Dehrawud Offensivep. 205
Chapter 8 Defending Against Raidsp. 211
Vignette 1 Soviet Raid on Mujahideen Hideout at Sayghanip. 213
Vignette 2 Battle for Alishang District Centerp. 217
Vignette 3 Vision in the Bar Kot Valleyp. 219
Vignette 4 Surprised by the Soviets in the Dara-e Nurp. 223
Chapter 9 Fighting Heliborne Insertionsp. 227
Vignette 1 Soviet Heliborne Raid Achieves Surprisep. 229
Vignette 2 Soviet raid on Kandap. 233
Vignette 3 Air Assault on Maro Strongholdp. 237
Chapter 10 Defending Against a Cordon and Searchp. 241
Vignette 1 Battle of Baraki Barakp. 243
Vignette 2 Defending Against An Offensive in Paghmanp. 247
Vignette 3 Battle for Kamap. 251
Vignette 4 Defending against a Cordon and Search Operation in Parwanp. 257
Vignette 5 Last Stand on the Islands Opposite Gerdi Katsp. 263
Chapter 11 Defending Base Campsp. 267
Vignette 1 Soviet Offensive through Surkh Rudp. 269
Vignette 2 Defending Surkhab Base Campp. 273
Vignette 3 Fall of Surkhab Base Campp. 277
Vignette 4 Loss of the Tor Ghar Base Campp. 281
Vignette 5 Battles for Sharafat Koh Mountain Fortressp. 285
Vignette 6 Qala-e Naw Base Camp Defensep. 297
Vignette 7 Defending the Suburbs of Kandaharp. 301
Vignette 8 Defending the Malajatp. 305
Vignette 9 Battle for Chaharqulba Villagep. 311
Vignette 10 Zhawar Onep. 317
Vignette 11 Zhawar Twop. 323
Vignette 12 Krer Onep. 327
Vignette 13 Krer Twop. 331
Vignette 14 The Fall of Chaghni Base Campp. 335
Chapter 12 Counterambushesp. 341
Vignette 1 Caught in a Soviet Ambushp. 343
Vignette 2 Ambushed at Farzap. 347
Vignette 3 Blasting out of an Ambushp. 349
Vignette 4 Caught in a DRA Ambushp. 350
Vignette 5 Ambushed on the High Plainp. 351
Chapter 13 Fighting in an Encirclementp. 355
Vignette 1 A trip to the "Governor's House" goes badp. 356
Vignette 2 The Battle for Musa Qalehp. 359
Vignette 3 Escape from the Arghanday Encirclementp. 363
Chapter 14 Urban Combatp. 365
Vignette 1 Kidnaping a Soviet Adviserp. 366
Vignette 2 Four Urban Bomb Attacksp. 368
Vignette 3 Incident at Qala-e Jabarp. 371
Vignette 4 Afshar Ambushp. 373
Vignette 5 Remote-control Attack on a Convoy in the Suburbsp. 377
Vignette 6 Attack on the Ministry of Defensep. 379
Vignette 7 Alcohol Can Be Deadlyp. 382
Vignette 8 Raid on Balahessar Fortressp. 383
Vignette 9 Raid on the Kabul Metropolitan Bus Transportation Authorityp. 385
Vignette 10 Weapons raid in Charikarp. 387
Vignette 11 Night raid on a city outpostp. 389
Vignette 12 Raid on Kandahar Communications Centerp. 391
Vignette 13 Attack on KHAD Headquartersp. 393
Vignette 14 Raid on the 15th Division Garrisonp. 396
Chapter 15 Conclusionp. 399
Glossaryp. 407
Symbols libraryp. 415
Indexp. 417
About the authorsp. 421

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