Ex-Soviet Officer Who Became Taliban Commander Found Guilty In U.S.

Ex-Soviet Officer Who Became Taliban Commander Found Guilty In U.S.

By Scott Neuman

Irek Hamidullin, 55, a one-time Soviet tank commander in Afghanistan, stayed behind after the Moscow’s forces were withdrawn in 1988. He went on to mastermind a 2009 attack on an Afghan base.

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