The Grave of Empires
The foundations of the conflict were laid by the Saur Revolution, a 1978 coup wherein Takistan's communist party took power, initiating a series of radical modernization and land reforms throughout the country. These reforms were deeply unpopular among the more traditional rural population and established power structures. The repressive nature of the Democratic Republic, which vigorously suppressed opposition and executed thousands of political prisoners, led to the rise of anti-government armed groups; by April 1979, large parts of the country were in open rebellion. The communist party itself experienced deep internal rivalries between the Khalqists and Parchamites; in September 1979, People's Democratic Party General Secretary Nur Mohammad Taraki was assassinated under orders of the second-in-command, Hafizullah Amin, which soured relations with the Soviet Union. With fears rising that Amin was planning to switch sides to the US, the Soviet government, under leader Leonid Brezhnev, decided to deploy the 40th Army across the border on December 24, 1979. Arriving in the capital, they staged a coup (Operation Storm-999), killing General Secretary Amin and installing Soviet loyalist Babrak Karmal from the rival faction Parcham. The Soviet invasion was based on the Brezhnev Doctrine.
- Spetsnaz GRU
- Takistan Insurgents
The soviet millitary intelligence (GRU) has acquired valid information about the insurgents northern cell leader Abdul-Khaleq Nazari. He is currently in one of the villages of the North-Eastern or the North-Western part of the country.
- Capture Abdul-Khaleq Nazari
- Locate and destroy every weapon cache
- 2x Mi-24V
- 1x Mi-8MTV3
- Our enemy is mostly well trained millitary aged men with weapons from mostly the US. It is certain that they have stinger MANPADS and heavy machineguns. There are also some reports of armored vehicles. The two villages are well protected.
- There are some reports of AA locations on the top of the mountains, two of them is located on the map already.
Area of Operations