Afghan 'boneyard' a sign of '80s Soviet retreat

Known as the "Shindand boneyard," scraps of Soviet aircraft from the 1980s litter the landscape at an Afghan military base.

Known as the "Shindand boneyard," scraps of Soviet aircraft from the 1980s litter the landscape at Shindand Air Base, an Afghan military base in the westernmost province of Herat. (Kristina Wong/The Washington Times)

Known as the "Shindand boneyard," scraps of Soviet aircraft from the 1980s litter the landscape at Shindand Air Base, an Afghan military base in the westernmost province of Herat. (Kristina Wong/The Washington Times)

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