The korengal valley is a lonely outpost of regress. To the east is asadabad capital of kunar province to the west is the.
The majority of the valleys are located in parts of northeastern central southern and southeastern afghanistan.
Afghanistan korengal valley map. The terrain will consist of all the foot paths roads buildings. Troops have pulled out of the korengal valley. The campaign ended with a us withdrawal from the valley after suffering heavy casualties and a taliban takeover of the area.
A mountainous country afghanistan contains many notable valleys. War in afghanistan edit a u s. The southeastern areas are wetter and are covered by forest with trees such as cypress oak poplar pine etc.
And afghan military officials october 30 2008 at the korengal outpost in eastern afghanistan. Kunar province is located in the northeast of afghanistan. Belligerents united states afghanistan taliban insurgents.
The province covers an area of 4339 km 2 nearly nine tenths 86 of the province is mountainous or semi mountainous terrain while one eighth 12 of the area is made up of. Jones practices his golf swing while at the main kop firebase in the valley. An afghan elder from the korengal valley speaks during a meeting with u s.
Korengal valley kunar province. Five years after entering what would be one of the bloodiest battlegrounds in afghanistan u s. Old korengal from ali abad kunar afghanistan.
Most nato units faced opposition from multiple factions in their regions but the korengal valley was a high priority for both the jamaat al dawa al quran or jdq and al qaeda. It borders with nangarhar province to the south nuristan province to the north laghman province to the west and has a border with pakistan in the east. Most of the valley s people practice wahhabism a more rigid variety of islam than that followed by most afghans and about half of the.
Reporter greg jaffe of the washington post talks to. Soldiers spend about 2 weeks at the restrepo outpost before coming back to the main kop base where they can get a hot shower and call their family. Army soldier assigned to company b 2nd battalion 12th infantry regiment 4th brigade combat team 4th infantry division watches as air force f 15e strike eagles bomb insurgent positions after a 20 minute gun battle in the korengal valley on august 13 2009.
Faced multiple insurgent groups along with criminal elements. The korangal valley campaign was a series of military. Map of afghanistan korengal valley.
The korangal valley campaign was a series of military operations conducted by isaf forces against taliban insurgents in the korangal valley in kunar province afghanistan from october 2004 to april 2010. Hahaha you indeed are right i loved and hated the map in pr.