• Short Summary

    AFGHANISTAN

    Inreased guerrilla ctivity in Afghanistan by the Mujahideen rebels over the past two months culminate early in January 1983 with the kidnap of 15 Soviet advisers from the town of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province which boarder the Soviet Union.

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    1. GV: Mujahideen staging post with guerrilla troops and camels.( 2 shots) 0.15
    2. GV: Camel convoy with guerrilla troops crossing snow covered mountains. (3 shots) 0.42
    3. GV TILT UP: Helicopter gunship fires rockets into hillside (2 shots) 0.49
    4. GV'S: Mujahidean machine gun post in action. 1.00
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    Background: AFGHANISTAN

    Inreased guerrilla ctivity in Afghanistan by the Mujahideen rebels over the past two months culminate early in January 1983 with the kidnap of 15 Soviet advisers from the town of Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province which boarder the Soviet Union. The Mujahideen guerrillas have been a constant thron inteh aide of Mr. Babrak Karmal's Afghan Government and they ahve survived repeated efforts by the 120,000 Soviet troops in the coutnry to wipe them out. They mainly inhabit the northern mountainous terrain where they harass Soviet troops and convoys. The Soviets find that helicopter are the best way of moving around the coutnry and they use them as mobile gunships with which to counter-attack the Mujahideen rebel, but on January 6, two Soviet helicopter gunships were shot down in Parwan province. Two days later, the guerrillas killed eight Soviet and two Afghan government soldiers in a rocket attack on the Dar-ol-aman district of Kabul. Soviet troops entered Afghanistan in December 1979 to support Mr Karmal's government.

    Source: REUTERS AFGHANISTAN

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEH590NSPAHDKLSYR5F2WW8W5Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAEH590NSPAHDKLSYR5F2WW8W5Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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