By Samuel M. Katz
The Six-Day conflict enormously altered the political and army complexion of the center East: 3 Arab armies lay in break, whereas Israel completed local superpower prestige. The Arab reaction to defeat was once a thirst for revenge, and the method of regrouping to release the 1973 battle used to be the closest the Arab global may come to precise solidarity. This publication examines the post-1973 improvement of the armies of Egypt, Jordan and Syria, in addition to the Palestinian guerrilla and terrorist teams. subsidized via images and color illustrations, this publication additionally information the distinctive army and political roles of the armies' elite units.
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AKS-74 assault rifle with an under-barrel BG-15 'personalised' with flowers on the butt, and carries 40mm grenade launcher. ammunition in green drab webbing 'ChiCom'-style H2: Hamid Walid; Wardak province, 1981 DRA elite troops, almost certainly Commandos, wearing a splinter-pattern camouflage uniform in drab sand, light redbrown and sage green, with a badgeless maroon beret; see Plate F3. (In a country as poor as Afghanistan even a simple ball-point pen is prized, and to wear one in the pocket is a proud sign of literacy.
The common practice of stencilling the vehicle turret number on the helmet brow is not often seen in Afghanistan. This officer carries the short AKR (AKSU) rifle for self-defence when dismounted; he does not wear the Makarov pistol, whose holster might catch and delay him when 'bailing out' of a 'brewing' T-62. Crews of other categories of AFV, including BMDs and self-propelled howitzers, also wear this uniform. Standard Soviet Army winter field dress of ushanka and grey greatcoat worn by a senior NCO of motorised infantry.
The best known are: Ahmad Shah Massoud Tadjik; Jamiat. Former engineering student. The most famous Afghan guerrilla's base is the Panjsher Valley, where he has organised and led forces which the Soviets have not defeated in eight offensives. His 1983—84 ceasefire was controversial, but Massoud's influence remains strong throughout Dari-speaking north-central Afghanistan. The 1984 offensives destroyed much of the valley. Abdul Haq Pathan; Hezb (Khalis). Ex-student; operating around Kabul, his forces include urban guerrillas.