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Afghanistan - Darunta Camp Complex
Global Security ^ | FR Posted 10-01-01 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 10/01/2001 12:00:58 PM PDT by vannrox

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Afghanistan - Darunta Camp Complex

The Al-Badr I base in Jalalabad [34°25'00"N 70°27'00"E] is about 100 kilometers east of Kabul. The Tora Bora base near Jalalabad was rebuilt on the site of a camp first constructed by the US Central Intelligence Agency in the early 1980s. According to one report, bin Ladin's "Abu Khabab" camp is focused on development and training with chemicals, poisons and other toxins. This camp is named after the Egyptian who runs it, Midhat Mursi — who uses the name Abu Khabab. The camp, about eight miles from Jalalabad, is part of a complex of training sites known as Darunta [34°28'00"N 70°22'00"E], after a nearby stone dam.

Ikonos Images of Darunta Camp Complex
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Ikonos Images of Darunta Camp Complex
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Darunta Training Camps
(Source: NY Times)

Abu Khabab Camp
(Source: NY Times)

Assadalah Abdul Rahman's Camp (Source: NY Times)

Hizbi Camp
(Source: NY Times)

Taliban Area
(Source: NY Times)



Ikonos Images of Darunta Complex Tunnels and Perimeter
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Tunnel Entrances and Possible Helipad

Tunnel Entrances and Observation Post

Tunnel Entrances

Possible Helipad

Roadblock/Checkpoint and Defensive Trench Network

Roadblock/Checkpoint, Observation Post and Defensive Trench Network

Footmarch


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This might of been posted before. But I can't find it when I did a search. I visited the home page of a post over the weekend, and the links took me to this most interesting page. Enjoy.
1 posted on 10/01/2001 12:00:58 PM PDT by vannrox
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To: vannrox
I saw this on MSNBC. They had some ex-military type on talking about the defensive positions. The bimbo on MSNBC asked something like "Won't this be hard for our troops to attack." The military type said "Well, this is set up for defense against a ground force. Our aircraft could destroy all of the forces on the ground in a matter of minutes." I laughed.
2 posted on 10/01/2001 1:12:03 PM PDT by The Vast Right Wing
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To: The Vast Right Wing
LOL, I saw that interview also VRW. I remember saying I wish she would just be quiet and let him talk, but she couldn't resist the spotlight and just kept interceding and asking dumb questions.

Which reminds me of the old saying:

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.-- Mark Twain

3 posted on 10/01/2001 1:26:23 PM PDT by Reagan is King
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To: vannrox
Love that Ikonos!
4 posted on 10/01/2001 1:37:36 PM PDT by patlaw_guy
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To: patlaw_guy
Just bumping for "after" pic comparisons.
5 posted on 10/01/2001 1:46:03 PM PDT by NeonKnight
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