Kabul uprising against Soviet forcesThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah remembered the 1980 uprising by Kabul residents against the Soviet forces, congratulating the nation for their victory.

CEO Abdullah congratulated the victory day ahead of the meeting of the cabinet of ministers in capital Kabul.

He said scores of Kabul residents lost their lives and numerous others were jailed after they started a public uprising against the soviet forces on this day (3rd Hout 1958).

The Soviet forces launched an offensive on Afghanistan on 14th December 1979, deploying ground and air forces in the country.

According to reports, a total of 620,000 soldiers were deployed with the Soviet forces in Afghanistan, between December 1979 and February 1989.

The residents of capital Kabul launched a public uprising against the Soviet forces on 3rd Hout 1958, equivalent to 9th February 1980.

The uprising by Kabul residents resulted to the death of hundreds of people and several hundred others were detained.

The Soviet war in Afghanistan lasted nine years from December 1979 to February 1989. Part of the Cold War, it was fought between Soviet-led Afghan forces against multi-national insurgent groups called the mujahideen.