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Afghanistan Politic war

A young boy on a 23 mm towed cannon missile set ZUR-23-2S in a military base of the General Rashid Dostum, next to Mazar-e Charif..The warlord Rashid Dostum is based in northern Afghanistan, from where he still heads the Junbesh-e Melli Islami (National Islamic Movement), a predominantly Uzbek militia faction. .The veteran of many wars, he has displayed an uncanny ability to switch sides and stay on the right side of those in power. .In the 1980s Gen Dostum backed the invading forces of the Soviet Union against the mujahideen rebels. .He then played a prominent role in the civil war that destroyed much of the capital Kabul and left thousands dead. .In 2001, while helping the United States, his militias were accused of suffocating hundreds of Taleban prisoners to death by locking them inside shipping containers.
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Afghan war
A young boy on a 23 mm towed cannon missile set ZUR-23-2S in a military base of the General Rashid Dostum, next to Mazar-e Charif..The warlord Rashid Dostum is based in northern Afghanistan, from where he still heads the Junbesh-e Melli Islami (National Islamic Movement), a predominantly Uzbek militia faction. .The veteran of many wars, he has displayed an uncanny ability to switch sides and stay on the right side of those in power. .In the 1980s Gen Dostum backed the invading forces of the...
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From gallery: Afghanistan Politic war
Source: YumeVisionPhotographers
Date: 6 Apr 1995
Location: Mazar e Charif Balkh Afghanistan
Credit: Swen Connrad'/YumeVision
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  • Dostum
  • rashid
  • Afghanistan
  • Politic
  • War
  • Conflict
  • Boy
  • Gun
  • Weapon
  • Ammunition
  • Anti aircraft

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