Osprey Publishing FOR 26 Fortress Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979–2004 Mountain strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda

Osprey PublishingSKU: OSP00061026



Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, the Mujahideen defenders of Afghanistan developed and reinforced many natural cave systems to use as supply bases and defensive positions. The Taliban and Al Qaeda further strengthened these positions in the 1990s. Following the events of September 11, 2001, these cave systems have once more come to prominence and sites such as Tora Bora and Zhawar Kili have featured in news headlines around the world. This title provides an analysis of these caves and underground systems, and discusses the U.S.-led Coalition's tactical approach to dislodging the enemy from these fortified positions.

Product details

Published Oct 22 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841767765
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 77 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 26
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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