Surobi, Kabul

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Surobi is located in Afghanistan
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°35′23″N 69°45′45″E / 34.58972°N 69.76250°E / 34.58972; 69.76250Coordinates: 34°35′23″N 69°45′45″E / 34.58972°N 69.76250°E / 34.58972; 69.76250
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceKabul Province
DistrictSurobi District
3,274 ft (998 m)
Time zoneUTC+4:30

Surōbī (Pashto: سروبي‎) is a town and the center of Surobi District in Kabul Province, Afghanistan, located at the junction of the Kabul River and Panjshir River. Surobi is located on 34°35′23″N 69°45′45″E / 34.5897°N 69.7625°E / 34.5897; 69.7625 at 998 m altitude between Kabul and Jalalabad. The population was more than 22,000 people in 2007.

It was the Hezbi Islami's stronghold from 1987-1995. A Hezb-e-Islami commander called Faryadi Zardad had his headquarters there and tortured people. He was later prosecuted in London for his crimes.[1] Surobi is the only district in the Kabul province that will not (yet) be part of ISAF's security transition.[2]


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  1. ^ "Afghan Zardad jailed for 20 years". BBC News. 2006-07-25. Retrieved 2008-09-07.
  2. ^ Office of the President of Afghanistan. "National Security Council Endorses List of Areas for 2nd Phase of Transition". Office of the President. Retrieved 12 August 2012.