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Soviet War Veteran Found Alive In Afghanistan After 33 Years.

#1
No, not the longest E&E in history. He's been found living under a new name after being taken in by Afghan's after being wounded during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan.

A Soviet soldier who went missing in Afghanistan nearly 33 years ago has been found living with Afghans in the western province of Herat.
The soldier is semi-nomadic, has the adopted Afghan name Sheikh Abdullah and practises herbal medicine, Russia's RIA news agency reports.
An ethnic Uzbek, he was found by ex-Soviet veterans of the war.


BBC News - Soviet war veteran found in Afghanistan after 33 years
 
#2
Was there not a policy of the Mujahideen to offer Soviet soldiers the 'choice' to either convert or die? I imagine also that there are a fair number of half-breed Afghans, whose mothers are a little reticent about discussing the father.
 

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LE
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#3
there's hundreds of them out there. watched a thing a few months back maybe RT where afghansi were going home to see their old families.
 
#4
It's all the same region. Only just over the border , which is a line on a map, he's probably living with his sister. Hardly like finding an American in the jungles of north Vietnam 33 years later
 
#5
From the link: "Sheikh Abdullah bore the scars of his war wounds - a shaking hand and shoulder and nervous tic"

Nothing to do with the industrial strength vodka he had been raised on then?
 

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