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Afghanistan Cave Complexes, 1979-2004: mountain strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda - Mir Bahmanyar; Ian Palmer (Illustrator)
Call Number: 958.1047 Bahmanyar
ISBN: 9781841767765
Publication Date: 2004-10-22

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Conflict in Afghanistan - Frank A. Clements; Ludwig W. Adamec
Call Number: 958.1003 A197
ISBN: 1851094024
Publication Date: 2003-12-02
See pp. 281-282, "Zhawar, Battle of (1986)"

Mountain Warfare and Other Lofty Problems: Foreign Perspectives on High-Altitude Combat - Grau, Lester W ; Bartles, Charles K
Publication Date: 2011
See Chapter entitled: "The Campaign for the Caves:
The Battles for Zhawar in the Soviet Afghan War." -- This is the same article that appeared in the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, 2001.

The other side of the mountain : Mujahideen tactics in the Soviet-Afghan War - by Ali Ahmad Jalali and Lester W. Grau ; introduction by John E. Rhodes.
Call Number: 958.1045 J34
Publication Date: 1999
See Chapter 11: Defending Base Camps, vignettes 10 and 11.

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The Soviet-Afghan War, 1979-89 - Gregory Barnes
Call Number: 958.1045 Fremont-Barnes 2012
ISBN: 1849088055
Publication Date: 2012-11-20

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The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower fought and lost - Lester W. Grau (Editor, Translator); Michael A. Gress (Editor, Translator)
Call Number: 958.1045 S7296
ISBN: 070061186x
Publication Date: 2002-02-05

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