TITLE

The 'Lion of the Panjshir' inspired dogged Afghan resistance to the Soviets--and the Taliban

AUTHOR(S)
Lamothe, Matthew R.
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Military History;Feb2004, Vol. 20 Issue 6, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Features the late Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of mujaheddin or fighters of the faith group in Afghanistan. Family and academic background of Massoud; Key strength of Massoud's group; Nickname earned by Massoud for his military strategy and offensives; Potential reason behind his assassination in 2001.
ACCESSION #
11594560

 

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