In the 1970s, I watched as Spetnaz troops tested the one paved road (the highway running from the Iranian border to Kabul) at a location east of Herat to learn if it would support troop transports for the upcoming Soviet invasion. Now, I see by your pictures that there is more than one paved road in the country. It is an improvement that I never thought would happen.
I have always wondered whether the mud fort built by Alexander the Great remains standing after the fighting of the 1980s.
It used to be a fascinating sight to see the blue eyed, red haired nomads traveling with their camel caravans.
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