Mangal Destination Guide
Explore Mangal in Afghanistan.
Mangal in the region of Paktīkā is a town in Afghanistan - some 93 mi (or 150 km) South of Kabul, the country's capital city.
Current time in Mangal is now 04:58 AM (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: Wurzhanah Kelay, Tang-e Sultan Khel, Suri Khel, Srah Kot Kelay, Sornay or Loyah Manah. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Tori Khel, Srah Maidan, Surai, Sharami Kelay, Oshakay and Srah Maidan Kelay. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
The Samana Range is a mountain ridge in the Kohat District of the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan, commanding the southern boundary of Tirah. The ridge lies between the Khanki Valley on the north and the Miranzai Valley on the south, and extends for some 30 m. west from Hangu to the Samana Suk. It is some 6000 to 7000 ft. high.
Located at 33.18, 69.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 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 33.18, 69.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 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 33.18, 69.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 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 33.18, 69.25 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
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