The BBC's Lyse Doucet meets two Soviet soldiers who did not return home when the Red Army left Afghanistan. Vishal was a high -caste Brahmin and Sonu was a member of the lower caste Jat community. Hundreds watched as the couple died. The police. The cost of living is high here. I know that in some cases, people are going to join military forces - either the government or the Taleban.
5 Countries. 4 Weeks. 8 Minutes - A Trip to Southeast Asia
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