After the revolution, other provinces began to rebel against the government, who quickly turned to its modernized armed forces to squash the uprisings. Bagram's Su-7s were very active during 1979, conducting multiple operations across a number of provinces in the north and the east of the country. While The Su-7s range has always been a weakness it was sufficient enough to allow combat missions in the provinces to be undertaken directly from Bagram.
In November 1979 a pair of Su-7BMK Fitter-As operating over the far north province of Badakhshan, crossed the Soviet border without realizing and attacked a Soviet Tadzhik settlement with bombs. The reason for this was that the pilots were not carrying maps and were visually cueing targets, something that could be described as haphazard at best!
Otherwise the Su-7BMK Fitter-A fighter-bomber type was a successful type. This type flew the most combat mission in the seventies, although there were only a few experienced pilots. For example, in the 355th Fighter-Bomber Air Regiment, 19 number of pilots come to 24 aircraft in 1979 spring. Only three pilot was able to fly at night.