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Author: Borje Almqvist

Title: The Afghan War in 1983

Subtitle: Strengthened Resistance versus Soviet "Nazi" Tactics

Journal: Central Asian Survey

Volume: 3

Issue: 1

Year: 1984 (Published online: September 13, 2007)

Pages: 23-46

ISSN: 0263-4937 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1465-3354 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Afghan History, Russian History | Types: Wartime Rape / Soviet-Afghan War


Link: Taylor & Francis Online (Restricted Access)


Abstract: »There are similarities between the resistance struggle in Afghanistan against the Soviets and the efforts of the partisans who fought the Nazis during World War II beyond the obvious correlation that the Afghani struggle has in length of time just surpassed that of World War II. The Karmal regime and its Soviet supporters in this war engage in the same types of activities as the Nazis engaged in during World War II, including the mutilation of prisoners, torture by means of electrical rods, beatings and sleep deprivation, the rape of arrested women, and mass executions of prisoners without trial.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

Wikipedia: Wartime sexual violence: Soviet–Afghan War