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Ruins of an Afghan Village Destroyed by Soviets, Taken in 2008

Ruins of an Afghan Village Destroyed by Soviets, Taken in 2008

Taken on 2008-03-05

'A village that was destroyed by the Soviets coming through the valley.'

Source: Todd Huffman

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Afghanistan Celebrates Mujahideen Victory Day, 2007

Afghanistan Celebrates Mujahideen Victory Day, 2007

Taken on 2007-06-14

'Afghan Air Force jets pass in review during a parade commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Mujahideen victory. This occasion marks the capture of Kabul from the communist regime.'

Source: US Army - David Votroubek, MC1

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

Derelict Soviet Equipment in Afghanistan, 2002

Derelict Soviet Equipment in Afghanistan, 2002

Taken on 2002-05-29

'Soviet T-54A and T-55 or T-55A Main Battle Tanks (MBT) sit rusting in a field near Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. After over 20 years of war and civil unrest, the Afghan landscape is littered with old military hardware and unexploded ordnance.'

Source: PH1 (SW) ARLO K. ABRAHAMSON, USN/US Dept. of Defense/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

The Bagram Aircraft Petting Zoo, Afghanistan, 2002

The Bagram Aircraft Petting Zoo, Afghanistan, 2002

Taken on 2002-01-01

Aircraft Petting Zoo early 2002 - wrecks of former Soviet aircraft line the runway at Bagram Airbase.

Source: Jim Garamone/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

Wounded Afghan Mujahideen Taken to US Airbase in Germany, 1989

Wounded Afghan Mujahideen Taken to US Airbase in Germany, 1989

Taken on 1989-11-04

'Rebels wounded in Afghanistan's civil war are led off of a 17th Military Airlift Squadron C-141B Starlifter aircraft following a medical evacuation flight. Twenty-four rebels wounded were evacuated from Islamabad, Pakistan, and will be taken to hospitals in Europe and the United States for donated medical treatment.'

Source: US Defense Imagery

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

Soviet Troops in Afghanistan, 1988

Soviet Troops in Afghanistan, 1988

Taken on 1988-07-15

'The picture was taken in July of 1988 at the outpost Battery Artillery Intelligence 1074 Artillery Regiment, the 108th Motorized Rifle Division. Northern outskirts g.Kabul. The picture shows the soldiers - ordinary Dmitry Polar and Andrew Vatagin.'

Source: Kalabaha1969/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-24

Soviet APC's Withdraw from Afghanistan, 1988

Soviet APC's Withdraw from Afghanistan, 1988

Taken on 1988-06-30

'Pullout of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, 1988. BTR-60PB APC of Afghan Government troops passing by a halted column of Soviet BTR-80 APCs. A BMP-1 or BMP-2 IFV can be seen in the background.'

Source: Evstafiev/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Gromov Announces Withdrawal of Soviet Forces from Afghanistan, 1988

Gromov Announces Withdrawal of Soviet Forces from Afghanistan, 1988

Taken on 1988-05-01

'Press conference for Afghan and Soviet journalists. From left to right: Hero of the Soviet Union, Soviet troops contigent commander, Leiutenant-General Boris Gromov and deputy head of propaganda department of Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Vladimir Sevruk.'

Source: RIANovosti/Wikipedia; A. Solomonov

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Soviet Trooper in Cover, Afghanistan, 1988

Soviet Trooper in Cover, Afghanistan, 1988

Taken on 1988-01-01

'A Soviet soldier waits in the shadows, during the Soviet war in Afghanistan.' (Exact Date Unknown)

Source: Evstafiev/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Anti-Soviet Mujahideen in Prayer, Afghanistan, 1987

Anti-Soviet Mujahideen in Prayer, Afghanistan, 1987

Taken on 1987-06-30

'Mujahideen in Shultan Valley, Afghanistan' (Estimated Date)

Source: Erwin Lux/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

Tari Sar observation post before mortar attack on Shigal Tarna garrison, Kunar, 1987

Tari Sar observation post before mortar attack on Shigal Tarna garrison, Kunar, 1987

Taken on 1987-06-30

'Tari Sar observation post before mortar attack on Shigal Tarna garrison, Kunar, 1987' (Exact Date Unknown)

Source: Erwin Franzen/Flickr

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-24

Soviet Spetsnaz Capture Afghan Mujahideen, 1987

Soviet Spetsnaz Capture Afghan Mujahideen, 1987

Taken on 1987-06-15

'Spetsnaz troops interrogate a captured mujahideen with Western weapons in the background, 1986.'

Source: E. Kuvakin/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

Soviet Troops Capture Mujahideen Prisoners, 1987

Soviet Troops Capture Mujahideen Prisoners, 1987

Taken on 1987-06-15

'Soviet Army in Afgan, Vardak, 1987. Afgans Prisoners.'

Source: E.Kuvakin/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-24

Soviet Armor Withdrawing from Afghanistan, 1987

Soviet Armor Withdrawing from Afghanistan, 1987

Taken on 1987-01-01

'An up-armoured Soviet T-62M main battle tank, of the "Berlin" tank regiment, 5th Guards Motorized Rifle Division, leaving Afghanistan as part of the publicized withdrawal announced by Gorbachev in Vladivostok.'

Source: US Department of Defense/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Column of Withdrawing Soviet Forces from Afghanistan, 1986

Column of Withdrawing Soviet Forces from Afghanistan, 1986

Taken on 1986-10-20

'Soviet soldiers-internationalists returning from the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan.' Photo taken in Serhetabat, Turkmenistan

Source: RIANovosti/Wikipedia; Yuriy Somov

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Soviet Troops Welcomed Back to Turkmenistan SSR from Afghanistan, 1986

Soviet Troops Welcomed Back to Turkmenistan SSR from Afghanistan, 1986

Taken on 1986-10-20

'Soviet soldiers welcomed by a local resident upon their return from Afghanistan.' Note serviceman consuming Turkmen watermelon.

Source: RIANovosti/Wikipedia; Yuriy Somov

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

Afghan Mujahideen Receive Medical Treatment in California, 1986

Afghan Mujahideen Receive Medical Treatment in California, 1986

Taken on 1986-10-01

'Afghan guerrillas that were chosen to receive medical treatment in the United States walk to the cars which will transport them to nearby hospitals. Location: Norton Air Force Base, California (CA) United States of America (USA).'

Source: US Department of Defense Media; T.Sgt. Bob Simons/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

Soviet Troops Train in Afghan Highlands, 1986

Soviet Troops Train in Afghan Highlands, 1986

Taken on 1986-06-01

Soviet troops in Afghanistan. Highlands near Kabul, 1986. Officer of 40 Army (OKSVA) conducts fire training with units arrived from the Soviet Union, bombarding them with 30-millimeter automatic grenade launcher AGS-17 "Flame" (so-called "trial run" to get used to combat). Units are in shelters. (Approximate Date)

Source: Кувакин Е./Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Soviet BMD Patrols Kabul, 1983

Soviet BMD Patrols Kabul, 1983

Taken on 1986-03-25

'Soldiers ride aboard a Soviet BMD airborne combat vehicle.'

Source: US Department of Defense/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-25

Texas Senator Charlie Wilson Visits Afghan Mujahideen (Undated)

Texas Senator Charlie Wilson Visits Afghan Mujahideen (Undated)

Taken on 1986-01-01

'Charlie Wilson (2nd left), D- T, dressing in Afghan clothing (armed with AK-47) with the local Afghan mujahideen.' (Date Unknown, Estimate Given based on Operation Cyclone's duration.)

Source: Tripalis/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-26

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