Afghan Guerrilla Warfare [NOOK 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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610600699
  • Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/18/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 930,861
  • File size: 53 MB
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Meet the Author

Ali Ahmad Jalali

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Foreword ix
Acknowledgements xi
Preface xiii
Chapter 1 Ambushes 3
Vignette 1 Ambushes at the Mamur Hotel 5
Vignette 2 Yet Another Ambush at the Mamur Hotel 9
Vignette 3 Ambush South of the Tangi Waghjan Gorge 13
Vignette 4 Ambush at Kanday 17
Vignette 5 Ambush on the Jalalabad-Asadabad Road 21
Vignette 6 No-Pula Ambush 23
Vignette 7 Two Convoys in the Kill Zone 27
Vignette 8 Ambush Near Abdullah-e Burj 31
Vignette 9 Deh-Khwaja Ambush 35
Vignette 10 Duranay Ambush 39
Vignette 11 Kandahar Ambushes 43
Vignette 12 Ambush at Qala-e Haidar 49
Vignette 13 Ambush at the Sadre Azam Hill 53
Vignette 14 Ambush at Mazar Creek 55
Vignette 15 Ambush at Qafus Tangay 59
Vignette 16 Sisay Ambush 63
Chapter 2 Raids 69
Vignette 1 Raid on the Totumdara Security Post 71
Vignette 2 Chamtala Raid 73
Vignette 3 Raid on Bagrami District Headquarters 76
Vignette 4 Attack on the Tsawkey Security Outposts 77
Vignette 5 Raid on Pul-e Charkhi Radio Transmitter Station 81
Vignette 6 Raid from Cheltan on Outposts in the Kabul Suburbs 87
Vignette 7 Raid on Mahipar Outposts 89
Vignette 8 Raid on Lataband Security Outposts 93
Vignette 9 Raid on Outposts at Wreshmin Gorge 97
Vignette 10 Raid on the Bridge Post in Alingar 101
Chapter 3 Shelling Attacks 105
Vignette 1 A Shelling Attack Turns Bad 107
Vignette 2 A New Years Present for the Soviets 113
Chapter 4 Attacking a Strong Point 117
Vignette 1 Taking Alingar District Capital 119
Vignette 2 The Battle for Panjwayee 123
Vignette 3 Attack on the Bodyalay Garrison 127
Vignette 4 Attack on Sorubay 129
Vignette 5 Storming Gula'i 132
Vignette 6 Destruction of the Bagh-e Mumtaz Brigade 135
Chapter 5 Mine Warfare 139
Vignette 1 Mujahideen Demolition Methods 141
Vignette 2 Mining attacks near Mehtar Lam 143
Chapter 6 Blocking Enemy Lines of Communication 147
Vignette 1 Carving up Regiments on the Approach to Wazi 149
Vignette 2 Blocking the Paghman Highway 153
Vignette 3 Road Block at Estalef 157
Vignette 4 Defense of a River Line and Road Block at Sayad 161
Vignette 5 The Defense Against the Soviet Operation "Magistral" 165
Vignette 6 Operation Gashey (Arrow in Pushto) 175
Vignette 6a The Battle for the Khairokhel Post 189
Vignette 6b The Battle for Spina Thana Base 193
Chapter 7 Siege Warfare 197
Vignette 1 Failed Siege at Urgun 199
Vignette 2 Dehrawud Offensive 205
Chapter 8 Defending Against Raids 211
Vignette 1 Soviet Raid on Mujahideen Hideout at Sayghani 213
Vignette 2 Battle for Alishang District Center 217
Vignette 3 Vision in the Bar Kot Valley 219
Vignette 4 Surprised by the Soviets in the Dara-e Nur 223
Chapter 9 Fighting Heliborne Insertions 227
Vignette 1 Soviet Heliborne Raid Achieves Surprise 229
Vignette 2 Soviet raid on Kanda 233
Vignette 3 Air Assault on Maro Stronghold 237
Chapter 10 Defending Against a Cordon and Search 241
Vignette 1 Battle of Baraki Barak 243
Vignette 2 Defending Against An Offensive in Paghman 247
Vignette 3 Battle for Kama 251
Vignette 4 Defending against a Cordon and Search Operation in Parwan 257
Vignette 5 Last Stand on the Islands Opposite Gerdi Kats 263
Chapter 11 Defending Base Camps 267
Vignette 1 Soviet Offensive through Surkh Rud 269
Vignette 2 Defending Surkhab Base Camp 273
Vignette 3 Fall of Surkhab Base Camp 277
Vignette 4 Loss of the Tor Ghar Base Camp 281
Vignette 5 Battles for Sharafat Koh Mountain Fortress 285
Vignette 6 Qala-e Naw Base Camp Defense 297
Vignette 7 Defending the Suburbs of Kandahar 301
Vignette 8 Defending the Malajat 305
Vignette 9 Battle for Chaharqulba Village 311
Vignette 10 Zhawar One 317
Vignette 11 Zhawar Two 323
Vignette 12 Krer One 327
Vignette 13 Krer Two 331
Vignette 14 The Fall of Chaghni Base Camp 335
Chapter 12 Counterambushes 341
Vignette 1 Caught in a Soviet Ambush 343
Vignette 2 Ambushed at Farza 347
Vignette 3 Blasting out of an Ambush 349
Vignette 4 Caught in a DRA Ambush 350
Vignette 5 Ambushed on the High Plain 351
Chapter 13 Fighting in an Encirclement 355
Vignette 1 A trip to the "Governor's House" goes bad 356
Vignette 2 The Battle for Musa Qaleh 359
Vignette 3 Escape from the Arghanday Encirclement 363
Chapter 14 Urban Combat 365
Vignette 1 Kidnaping a Soviet Adviser 366
Vignette 2 Four Urban Bomb Attacks 368
Vignette 3 Incident at Qala-e Jabar 371
Vignette 4 Afshar Ambush 373
Vignette 5 Remote-control Attack on a Convoy in the Suburbs 377
Vignette 6 Attack on the Ministry of Defense 379
Vignette 7 Alcohol Can Be Deadly 382
Vignette 8 Raid on Balahessar Fortress 383
Vignette 9 Raid on the Kabul Metropolitan Bus Transportation Authority 385
Vignette 10 Weapons raid in Charikar 387
Vignette 11 Night raid on a city outpost 389
Vignette 12 Raid on Kandahar Communications Center 391
Vignette 13 Attack on KHAD Headquarters 393
Vignette 14 Raid on the 15th Division Garrison 396
Chapter 15 Conclusion 399
Glossary 407
Symbols library 415
Index 417
About the authors 421
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