Osama bin Laden in the Soviet-Afghan War

It was the eve of April 17, 1987 when Osama bin Laden led his assault in the Soviet-Afghan War.

It was his first company lsized attack in the Soviet-Afghan War that he had planned for months in advanced.
He had a force of 120 fighters to attack the Afghan government outpost near Khost. He decided to attack on a Friday because "he believed Muslims all over the world" would be praying for the mujahideen. (Lawrence Wright in the Looming Tower). It was set for 6 p.m. for a quick attack with an easy escape using the darkness of the evening as protection from the Soviet aircraft.
The attack was a failure because the fighters were exhausted, the food had run out, and the materials were not ready. Only one Arab was killed and two injured. Their pride was the most injured!!

It was the eve of April 17, 1987 when Osama bin Laden led his assault in the Soviet-Afghan War. It was his first company lsized attack in the Soviet-Afghan War that he had planned for months in advanced.
He had a force of 120 fighters to attack the Afghan government outpost near Khost. He decided to attack on a Friday because "he believed Muslims all over the world" would be praying for the mujahideen. (Lawrence Wright in the Looming Tower). It was set for 6 p.m. for a quick attack with an easy escape using the darkness of the evening as protection from the Soviet aircraft.
The attack was a failure because the fighters were exhausted, the food had run out, and the materials were not ready. Only one Arab was killed and two injured. Their pride was the most injured!!