By Mir Bahmanyar
Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, the Mujahideen defenders of Afghanistan constructed and bolstered many average cave structures to exploit as offer bases and protective positions. The Taliban and Al Qaeda additional constructed those positions in the course of the Nineteen Nineties. Following the occasions of September eleven, 2001, those cave structures have once again come to prominence and websites comparable to Tora Bora ("Black Dust," a chain of person caves) and Zhawar Kili (a huge advanced in jap Afghanistan) have featured in information headlines world wide. This identify offers a close research and visible documentation of those caves and underground structures. It additionally discusses the Coalition's tactical method of dislodging the enemy from those fortified positions.
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