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Qal'ah-ye Surkhak Destination Guide

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Qal'ah-ye Surkhak in the region of Farah is a town in Afghanistan - some 407 mi (or 654 km) West of Kabul, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Qal'ah-ye Surkhak is now 12:40 PM (Thursday). 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: Mashhad, Birjand, Suji-ye Gharbi, Shindand, Shakh-e Bala-ye Kanisk or Arifabad. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Ram Dil Kelay, Qal'ah-ye Surkhak, Piyo, Bala Kala, Alaqadari Bala Buluk and Anifi Kelay. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Granai airstrike

The Granai airstrike, sometimes called the Granai massacre, refers to the killing of approximately 86 to 147 Afghan civilians, mostly women and children, by an airstrike by a B-1 Bomber on May 4, 2009, in the village of Granai (sometimes spelled Garani or Gerani) in Farah Province, south of Herat, Afghanistan.

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Located at 32.68, 62.46 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:2009 in Afghanistan, Airstrikes, Civilian casualties in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), History of Farah Province, Massacres in Afghanistan, United States military scandals, War in Afghanistan (2001–present) casualties

Dizak

Dizak, also known as Ktish after its main stronghold, was a medieval Armenian principality in the historical Artsakh and later one of the five melikdoms of Karabakh, which included the southern third of Khachen and from the 13th century also the canton of Baghk of Syunik. The founder of this principality was Esayi abu-Muse, in the 9th century. In the 16-18th centuries Dizak was ruled by the Armenian Melik-Avanian dynasty, a branch of the House of Syunik-Khachen.

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Located at 32.68, 62.46 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:History of Nagorno-Karabakh, Medieval Armenia

Lor Koh

Lor Koh is a mountain southeast of the city of Farah in western Afghanistan. The mountain was renamed Sharafat Koh (Honor Mountain) by the Afghan mujahideen after they established a stronghold there in 1979. The Afghan communists referred to the mountain as Mordar Koh (Filthy Mountain).

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Located at 32.68, 62.46 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
Tags:Farah Province, Mountains of Afghanistan