Revolução de "Saur" , Afeganistão. Saur Revolution, Afghanistan, 1978.

The Saur Revolution was a revolution led by the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) against the rule of self-proclaimed Afghan President Mohammed Daoud Khan on 27–28 April 1978. The government at the time was led by Daoud.. 'Saur' is the Dari name of the second month of the Persian calendar, the month in which the uprising took place.The revolution led to the 1979 intervention by the Soviets and the 1979–1989 Soviet–Afghan War against the Mujahideen.
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Afeganistão, Revolução, Afegãos, First Anniversary

Saur Revolution ,1978.

Saur Revolution ,1978.

President Daoud and family member burial site.

President Daoud and family member burial site.

The Quran was a present Daud had received from the king of Saudi Arabia. On March 17, 2009 Daud was given a state funeral.

The Quran was a present Daud had received from the king of Saudi Arabia. On March 17, 2009 Daud was given a state funeral.

n December 4, 2008, the Afghan Health Ministry announced that the body of Daud Khan had been identified on the basis of teeth moulds and a small golden Quran found near the body.

n December 4, 2008, the Afghan Health Ministry announced that the body of Daud Khan had been identified on the basis of teeth moulds and a small golden Quran found near the body.

On June 28, 2008, the body of President Daud and those of his family were found in two separate mass graves in the Pul-e-Charkhi prison compound, District 12 of Kabul city.

On June 28, 2008, the body of President Daud and those of his family were found in two separate mass graves in the Pul-e-Charkhi prison compound, District 12 of Kabul city.

On April 27, 1978, a coup d'état beginning with troop movements at the military base at Kabul International Airport, gained ground slowly over the next twenty-four hours as rebels battled units loyal to Daud Khan in and around the capital. Daud Khan and most of his family were shot in the presidential palace the following day. Two hundred and thirty-one years of royal rule by Ahmad Shah and his descendants had ended, but it was less clear what kind of regime had succeeded them.

On April 27, 1978, a coup d'état beginning with troop movements at the military base at Kabul International Airport, gained ground slowly over the next twenty-four hours as rebels battled units loyal to Daud Khan in and around the capital. Daud Khan and most of his family were shot in the presidential palace the following day. Two hundred and thirty-one years of royal rule by Ahmad Shah and his descendants had ended, but it was less clear what kind of regime had succeeded them.

A Dutch prosecutor published a list of 5,000 names, which immediately led to scenes of public mourning in Afghanistan. These were the names of people killed after a communist coup d’etat in 1978 – and some of those with blood on their hands are now living in Europe.

A Dutch prosecutor published a list of 5,000 names, which immediately led to scenes of public mourning in Afghanistan. These were the names of people killed after a communist coup d’etat in 1978 – and some of those with blood on their hands are now living in Europe.

People's Democratic Republic of Afghanistan: Order of the Saur Revolution.

People's Democratic Republic of Afghanistan: Order of the Saur Revolution.

The Order of the Saur Revolution.

The Order of the Saur Revolution.

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