88. 12/26/1979

"Outraged at the invasion of an Islamic nation by the Soviet Union in December [26] 1979, more than 25,000 foreign 'jihadis' from more than 35 countries–many seeking adventure or a sense of purpose in life–flew to Pakistan and then made the long trek into Afghanistan to fight with their Muslim brothers."

 – Simon Reeve, The New Jackals, 119

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