shadow

Soviet troops, equipment still pour into Afghanistan

Six weeks after Afghanistan's Moscow-backed coup, the Soviet Union is still pouring troops and military Equipment into the country. About 12 miles from Heiratan, a town on the banks of the Amu-Darya River, which forms the border between the two countries, a convoy of 46 Soviet armored personnel carriers, 250 trucks, and five large tanks recently thundered southward past a group of three Western correspondents.

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.