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Mazari Sharif in the region of Balkh with it's 303,282 inhabitants is a town in Afghanistan - some 190 mi (or 306 km) North-West of Kabul, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Mazari Sharif is now 08:18 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Takhta Pul, Sultanbaba-Alisher, Shahrak Nau, Sar-e Asyab, Aibak or Qal'ah-ye 'Abbas Khan. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Yaka Tut, Sherabad, Qala-i-Ajiri, Nahr-e Shahi, Mazari Sharif and Ala Chapan. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Sunset over Mazar-e Sharif city center ...

01:08 min ( August 31, 2012 by João Leitão)
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Sunset over Mazar-e Sharif city center, Afghanistan - part 1

NATO in Afghanistan - Afghanistan's fema...

02:41 min ( May 07, 2012 by NATOCOMMUNITY)
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Still a relatively unknown sport in Afghanistan, table tennis is only practised in a handful of areas. Shazia, has excelled so much in the sport over the last couple of years that she is now a member ...

Vater unser - Einsatzsong Bundeswehr (Af...

05:08 min ( March 19, 2009 by MrNiceToKnow)
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Mazaar-e Sharif 23 FEB 2012

05:48 min ( March 05, 2012 by AfghanOldBlue)
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Driving through Mazaar-e Sharif days after the Quran burning at Bagram. The pattern of life is pretty normal. Lots of things that you normally see on the streets of Afghan cities

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Interesting facts about this location

Shrine of Hazrat Ali

The Shrine of Hazrat Ali, also known as the Blue Mosque, is a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. It is one of the reputed burial places of Hazrat Ali, cousin and son-in law of Muhammad. The mazar is the building which gives the city in which it is located, Mazar-i-Sharif (meaning "Tomb of the Exalted") its name.

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Located at 36.71, 67.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Balkh Province, Mosques in Afghanistan, Shrines in Afghanistan

1998 Iranian diplomats murder in Afghanistan

The 1998 Iranian diplomats assassination in Afghanistan refers to the siege of the Iranian consulate in Mazari Sharif, Afghanistan during the capture of Mazari Sharif by Taliban forces on August 8, 1998. Initially the death of 8 Iranian diplomats was reported, but later two other diplomats and a journalist were also confirmed dead. The killings of the diplomats had however been carried out by Sipah-e-Sahaba, a Pakistani Sunni group with close ties to the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence.

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Located at 36.71, 67.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:1998 in Afghanistan, 1998 in Iran, Afghanistan–Iran relations, Attacks on diplomatic missions of Iran, Conflicts in 1998, Diplomatic incidents, Hostage taking, Iranian journalists, Iranian people murdered abroad, Iranian terrorism victims, Mass murder in 1998, Murdered journalists, People murdered in Afghanistan, Political controversies, Terrorism deaths in Afghanistan

Mazar-i-Sharif Airport

Mazar-i-Sharif Airport is located 9 km east of Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, a journey of 15 minutes by taxi from the center of the city. It is Afghanistan's 4th largest after Herat International Airport, which will be called Mazar-i-Sharif International Airport after the expansion work is completed. Built by the assistance of the Soviet Union in the 1950s, the airport serves the Afghan population north of the country.

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Located at 36.71, 67.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Airports in Afghanistan, Mazar-i-Sharif

Camp Marmal

Camp Marmal is the largest base of the Bundeswehr outside of Germany. It is located by the side of Mazar-i-Sharif Airport in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains. The camp was opened in September 2005 and has expanded in recent years. The camp gets its name from the bordering Marmal Mountains.

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Located at 36.71, 67.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Bundeswehr, Military installations of Afghanistan, Military installations of Germany

Battle of Qala-i-Jangi

The Battle of Qala-i-Jangi (also incorrectly referred to as the Battle of Mazar-i-Sharif) took place between November 25 and December 1, 2001, in Northern Afghanistan, following the invasion by United States forces to try to overthrow the Taliban, which it had accused of harboring Al-Qaeda operatives.

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Located at 36.71, 67.11 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:2001 in Afghanistan, Afghan Civil War, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, Conflicts in 2001, History of Balkh Province, Operations involving American special forces, Prison uprisings