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December 26, 1988

Letter from Ahmad Shah Masoud to the Soviet Chief Military Adviser

Mister Adviser!

I already wanted to go to the place to meet the Soviet representatives when I received your latest letter. I should say for the sake of clarity: we have endured war and your presence of 10 years. God willing, we will endure it a few more days. But if you begin combat operations then we will give you a fitting rebuff. That's all. From this day we will assign our detachments and groups the mission of being in full combat readiness.

With respect, Ahmad Shah Masoud
26 December 1988

This document is a letter from Ahmad Shah Masoud his attitude toward the Soviet's military involvement in Afghanistan.


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Boris Gromov, “Ogranichennyy Kontingent (“Limited Contingent”)”, Progress, Moscow, 1994


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