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Afghanistan

18 October 2004

Guardian (UK)

KAPISA — Most people in Kareza, a dusty village two hours north of Kabul, keep animals tethered outside their mud-walled houses. Commander Mafouz keeps two Soviet tanks. The 21-year-old fighter has grown fond of the two green hulks, which still have live shells in their barrels; so fond that he recently threatened to kill the UN team that tried to tow them away. "My brother died after capturing these tanks from the Taliban. My father died fighting the Soviets," he... (GunPolicy.org)

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