Revolt in the Mountains: Fuzail Maksum and the Occupation of Garm, Spring 1929

  title={Revolt in the Mountains: Fuzail Maksum and the Occupation of Garm, Spring 1929},
  author={W. S. Ritter},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={547 - 580}
  • W. S. Ritter
  • Published 1990
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
  • Military operations conducted by Afghan guerrilla forces in the spring of 1987 against Soviet troops inside the Soviet Union, to include the actual penetration of Soviet territorial boundaries by insurgent tactical units, must have been viewed by Soviet authorities with a sense of deja vu.1 The 9 April 1987 attack on Soviet border-guard positions in the republic of Tadzhikistan represented the first hostile crossing of the Soviet-Afghan border in the Tadzhikistan region in over fifty-six years… CONTINUE READING
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        • 1929
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        • 1930
        Both sources give indications of the high percentage of communists that comprised the civilian casualties incurred by the Soviets. 53. Polyakov and Chugunov, op. cit
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