Topic - Kandahar Airfield

Kandahar International Airport (more commonly known as Kandahar Airport) It was occupied by the Soviets in 1979, and was severely damaged during the 1980s Soviet war in Afghanistan. It received further damages again during October 2001 Operation Enduring Freedom when the Taliban government was being toppled. - Source: Wikipedia

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