Seven: 1984

  • Mark Urban


Early in 1984 a number of changes were made at the Afghan Ministry of Defence. Major General Nazar Mohammed was appointed Chief of Staff. Nazar Mohammed’s previous job had been Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Forces. Also on 7 January, Brigadier Mohammed Nabi Azimi was appointed First Deputy Defence Minister. This post had been vacant for two years. Colonel Shahnawaz Tani, whose 37th Commando Brigade had performed well at Khost the previous year, was promoted to brigadier and made commander of the highly important Central Corps.1


Tributary Valley Islamic Movement International Herald Tribune Central Corps Rural Depopulation 
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  1. 5.
    Edward Girardet, Afghanistan: The Soviet War (Croom Helm, 1985).Google Scholar
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    Col. V. Izgarshev, ‘At The Bidding of Internationalist Duty’, Soviet Military Review, 11/1980.Google Scholar
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    Major A. Oliynik, ‘The Soviet Character’, Soviet Military Review, 2/1985; story first printed in Kraznaya Zvezda, 12 January 1984.Google Scholar
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    Col. V. Filatov, ‘Cement’, Soviet Military Review, 10/1984.Google Scholar
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    David Isby, ‘Panjsher VII’, Soldier of Fortune, February 1985.Google Scholar
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    Abdul Wahed, interviewed on ‘Kabul Autumn’, transmitted on British TV Channel 4, December 1984.Google Scholar
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    Abdol Haq, interviewed in AIC Bulletin, August 1984.Google Scholar
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    David Isby, Russia’s War in Afghanistan (Osprey, 1986).Google Scholar
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    Commander Daulat, interviewed in AIC Bulletin, February 1984.Google Scholar
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    Commander Rahim Ali, interviewed in AIC Bulletin, June 1984.Google Scholar
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    Professor Nick Danziger, interviewed in AIC Bulletin, October 1984.Google Scholar
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© Mark L. Urban 1988

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  • Mark Urban
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  1. 1.The IndependentUK

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