AFGHANISTAN: Where War Is Like a Good Affair'

The rebels are many in Tarakiland, and so are their causes

As the post-revolution turmoil went on in Iran, another rebellion with Islamic roots continued to gather force next door. In Afghanistan, the militantly pro-Moscow government of President Noor Mohammed Taraki is bitterly opposed by some tribesmen and mullahs who believe that the "democratic republic" he is building has put their customs and their Muslim heritage in jeopardy. Reflecting the Kremlin's concern about the troubles afflicting Kabul's new rulers only 13 months after a left-wing military coup put them in power, Pravda has...

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