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An incredible story from 1980's Afghanistan reported on the Khaama Press Afghan News Site

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In 1980, a Soviet soldier named Bakhretdin Khakimov disappeared during a battle with the Afghan Mujahideen. Thirty-three years later he was discovered alive in Afghanistan under the new name of Sheikh Abdullah.


“In Russia I lived in Moscow. I was deployed to Afghanistan. After fighting for two years, I was injured. I was shot in the head. I collapsed unconscious to the ground. A Mujahideen commander took me to his house. I don’t know how long I was unconscious for. When I finally opened my eyes, I saw I was being cared for by the Mujahideen commander’s family.”

“The Mujahideen saved my life. I was unconscious so they could have easily killed me. They had the power and opportunity to kill me but they didn’t. It was a war between the poor people of Afghanistan and the Russians. The fact is that this war in Afghanistan really did happen. The Afghan people must not forget this war. I want future generations to remember the Afghan-Russian war,” he said.

Today, Sheikh Abdullah is the assistant at the Jihad Museum in Herat city, Afghanistan and is married to an Afghan woman.
 
Not really a great advertisement for the joys of living in Russia is it
 

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I would hazard a guess that the only thing that saved his life was possibly that he was a Muslim?
 

Precious

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Not at all Mate. Obviously the Mujahideen of old were a damn sight more humane than the scum who raise the black flag nowadays.
I think that Pashtunwali code runs very deep, although i am assuming it was a Pashtun that saved his life, or that the same culture runs through Tajik, Hazara, etc

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl looked pretty well nourished on his release - better than the Guantanimo inmates are fairing.

And sorry, who waves the black flag? If that's the Pakistani 'Taliban' then i would agree with you.

I thought the Taliban's was a white flag.
 
I think that Pashtunwali code runs very deep, although i am assuming it was a Pashtun that saved his life, or that the same culture runs through Tajik, Hazara, etc

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl looked pretty well nourished on his release - better than the Guantanimo inmates are fairing.

And sorry, who waves the black flag? If that's the Pakistani 'Taliban' then i would agree with you.

I thought the Taliban's was a white flag.

Any proof?
 
I would hazard a guess that the only thing that saved his life was possibly that he was a Muslim?
Apparently he wasn't a Muslim originally but became a convert.
 

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Sheikh Abdullah was his adopted name.

His Russian family name is very apt for a soldier i though - Khakimov.

...which is the Russified form of "Bakhretdin Hakim". My guess is that he's a Tartar of some description and his family went secular sometime after the 1920s.
 

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