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En route to Spin Boldak  
   

En route to Spin Boldak

The road east and south from Kandahar to Spin is a drive through a dusty moonscape past remote fortified sangars.
AFGHANISTAN - MISSION TO SPIN BOLDAK

May 25th 2010
Spin Boldak aka 'Spin'..... the name has a ring to it.... on the main supply route from Kandahar to the Pakistan border and thence to Chaman and Quetta. All now beyond the writ of the authorities and firmly in the hands of the Taliban who extort tolls from the convoys that bring much needed consumables to Kandahar from Pakistan and further afield via Karachi. Our mission (which we chose ... read more
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Afghan Flag Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
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