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Old November 23rd, 2012, 10:35 AM   #1

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The kill death ratio in the Soviet war in Afghanistan?


What do you think was the kill/ death ratio between the Soviet Armed Forces and the Mujahideen?
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2

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On the side of the Soviets, roughly 620,000 men fought the war. 14,453 got killed and 53,760 were wounded, 49,985 of them in action. As high as 415,932 were sick: 115,308 of infectious hepatitis, 31,08 of typhoid fever and the rest because of miryad of diseases. But, 525,000 men fought in the 40th Army, the rest on other services, and the Army sustained 13,833 deaths.

This means:

Killed, 14,453: 2,33% . Or 2,63% if we look at Army only.
Wounded, 53,760: 8,67%
Sick, 415,932: 67%

Total casualties, 484,145: 78% of all the men in service. Excluding sick men, 68,212 which means 11%

But I reject excluding sick men, they were casualties of the war too.


The 13,833 men of the 40th Army killed were distributed as follow

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 12:32 PM   #3

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Thank you . What about the opposing Afghan's casualties?
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75-90,000 Mujahideen killed
75,000+ wounded
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Thank you . What about the opposing Afghan's casualties?
Unknown. No way to find out.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #6

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Unknown. No way to find out.
I heard reports that they usually drag their death before a proper count can be recorded.
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I heard reports that they usually drag their death before a proper count can be recorded.
Drag? You mean Muslims are forbidden to die until they are properly recorded as casaulty?
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Drag? You mean Muslims are forbidden to die until they are properly recorded as casaulty?
No I was saying the they pull their death away usually away before the opposing forces can count them.
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No I was saying the they pull their death away usually away before the opposing forces can count them.
Arras is confused by "death." You mean to say, "pull their dead away."
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Yes Ceasar, it did confuse me
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