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    On February 15, 1989, the last Soviet military units left Afghanistan. This undeclared war began in December 1979 when the Politburo of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee made the secret decision to deploy a limited Soviet troop contingent in Afghanistan in response to Kabul’s repeated pleas for military assistance.

    On February 15, 1989, the last Soviet military units left Afghanistan.
    This undeclared war began in December 1979 when the Politburo of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee made the secret decision to deploy a limited Soviet troop contingent in Afghanistan in response to Kabul’s repeated pleas for military assistance.
    The Soviet Army became involved in inter-ethnic and inter-clan contradictions, confronting insurgents called the Mujahedin (“People Doing Jihad”). The conflict eventually involved the United States, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia and some other countries to varying degrees.

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