Takur Ghar

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Takur Ghar
كوۀ تاكر
Highest point
Elevation 3,191 m (10,469 ft)
Coordinates 33°20′32″N 69°12′50″E / 33.3421°N 69.2138°E / 33.3421; 69.2138Coordinates: 33°20′32″N 69°12′50″E / 33.3421°N 69.2138°E / 33.3421; 69.2138
Geography
Location Southeastern Afghanistan
Province Paktia
Parent range Arma Mountains

Takur Ghar is a high mountain located in the Arma Mountains of southeastern Afghanistan. The peak is on the eastern border of the Shah-i-Kot Valley.

The peak of Takur Ghar was the location of fierce fighting between US Special Operations Forces and al-Qaida terrorists and Taliban fighters during Operation Anaconda in March 2002 as part of the larger US war in Afghanistan. See also Battle of Takur Ghar.[1]

Takur Ghar is featured in the 2010 video game, Medal of Honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Naylor, Sean, "Not a Good Day to Die: The Untold Story of Operation Anaconda", Penguin Group (New York), 2005: