World Notes: May 5, 1986

AFGHANISTAN The Fighting Grows Furious

On the ground and in the air last week, fighting in the 6½-year-old revolt of Afghan rebels against Soviet invasion forces reached its fiercest level. In an all-out drive to cut the guerrillas' main supply line from Pakistan, Soviet troops overran a key stronghold in Jawar in eastern Afghanistan. The mile-long underground complex was a major training and storage site for the anti-Communist mujahedin forces. Meanwhile, waves of war-planes blasted insurgent positions along the Afghan-Pakistani border as some 10,000 Soviet and Afghan troops advanced on the ground. "This is the worst fighting we've ever seen," said...

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