Tankhan Khel Destination Guide
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Tankhan Khel in the region of Paktia is located in Afghanistan - some 68 mi (or 110 km) South of Kabul, the country's capital city.
Time in Tankhan Khel is now 04:42 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Zurmat, Tankhan Khel, Sur Sangiyan, Srah Kala, Shaykh Nurwal or Rahmat Khel. Since you are here already, consider visiting Zafar Khel, Wuriya Khel, Stogan, Shaykhan, Shaykhan and Gardez. We saw some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Interesting facts about this location
Gardez Air Base
Gardez Air Base is a military facility in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. The airbase was used as a regional collection center in the program to disarm Afghanistan's local militias.
Located at 33.54, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Operation Anaconda took place in early March 2002 in which the United States military and CIA Paramilitary Officers, working with allied Afghan military forces, and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and non-NATO forces attempted to destroy al-Qaeda and Taliban forces. The operation took place in the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains southeast of Zormat.
Located at 33.54, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Battle of Takur Ghar
The Battle of Takur Ghar was a short but intense military engagement between United States special operations forces and Taliban insurgents fought in March 2002, atop Takur Ghar mountain, Afghanistan. For the U.S. side, the battle proved the deadliest entanglement of Operation Anaconda, an effort early in the war in Afghanistan to rout Taliban forces from the Shahi-Kot Valley and Arma Mountains. The battle saw three helicopter landings by the U.S.
Located at 33.54, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Battle for Hill 3234
The Battle for Hill 3234 was a successful defensive battle fought by the 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment, Soviet Airborne Troops, in Afghanistan against a force of 200 to 250 Mujahideen rebels. Two of the soldiers killed, Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Alexandrov and Andrey Alexandrovich Melnikov, were posthumously awarded the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union. All of the paratroopers in this battle were given the Order of the Red Banner and Order of the Red Star.
Located at 33.54, 69.15 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
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