Qala-i-Jangi

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Coordinates: 36°40′N 66°59′E / 36.667°N 66.983°E / 36.667; 66.983

U.S. Navy medical award ceremony at Qala-i-Jangi in 2011

Qala-i-Jangi (Dari/Pashto: قلعهِ جنگی) is a 19th-century fortress located near Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan. It is known for being the site of a bloody 2001 Taliban uprising named the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi, in which at least 470 people were killed including CIA agent Johnny "Mike" Spann. It served as Northern Alliance General Abdul Rashid Dostum's military garrison during the opening stages of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).