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Suri Khel Destination Guide

Delve into Suri Khel in Afghanistan

Suri Khel in the region of Paktia is located in Afghanistan - some 85 mi or ( 136 km ) South of Kabul , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Suri Khel

Local time in Suri Khel is now 06:06 PM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Kabul " with a UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zhandar Garay, Sperah, Shwak, Nikeh, and Khost. While being here, you might want to check out Zhandar Garay . Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Suri Khel ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

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.

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Located at 33.35 69.30 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: 1988 in Afghanistan, Battles involving Afghanistan, Battles involving the Soviet Union, Battles of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, History of Khost Province, Operations involving Pakistani special forces, Pakistan–Soviet Union relations

Shamal, Khost Province

Shamal is the center of Shamal District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:33.3114|N|69.5478|E||||| | |name= }} at 1581 m altitude in the eastern part of the district.

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Located at 33.31 69.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Populated places in Khost Province

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.

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Located at 33.34 69.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, Operations involving American special forces

Spera, Khost Province

Spera (also spelt Sperah and Speyrah) is a village and the district center of Spera District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. It is located on {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:33.2022|N|69.5161|E||||| | |name= }} at 1,790 m altitude. During the US occupation of Afghanistan, Sperah sat along a highly-used smuggling route from Pakistan into Afghanistan. The area was known to harbor many ex-Taliban and Al Qaeda.

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Located at 33.20 69.52 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Populated places in Khost Province

Khost-Gardez Pass

{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:33|28|39.9|N|69|22|17.3|E| |primary |name= }} Khost-Gardez Pass {{#invoke:InfoboxImage|InfoboxImage|image=Khost-Gardez Pass. jpg|size=|maxsize=280px|alt=}}The view looking south toward Khost from the top of the Khost-Gardez Pass in Paktya, Afghanistan.

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Located at 33.48 69.37 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Mountain passes of Afghanistan, Transport in Afghanistan