The Afghan campaign started in December 1979 and ended in February 1989, with Soviet forces in Afghanistan supporting the government against the US-backed opposition. Following the troops' withdrawal, a civil war in the country resulted in various militant groups, including the Taliban, being strengthened, and consequently also the US-led intervention in 2001.
March in Moscow Marks 30th Anniversary of Soviet Withdrawal From Afghanistan
09:45 GMT 15.02.2019 (Updated: 16:36 GMT 08.12.2022)
© Sputnik / Ilya Pitalev / / Go to the mediabank30 anniversary of a withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan
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Afghanistan war veterans gathered near the Monument to Soldiers-Internationalists in Moscow to hold a march marking 30 years since the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the Central Asian country.