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Report - Tajbeg Palace (Kabul, Afghanistan)

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by jonesmrjones, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. jonesmrjones

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    Hey couldnt post in the normal threads so will do it in here again.

    im currently out in Afghanistan on Op Herrick

    went to this place and it would have been stupid not to go in there

    Its out of bounds to pretty much everyone bar Military.

    A little bit of history (from wiki)

    Tajbeg Palace or Tapa-e-Tajbeg Palace is a Palace built in the 1920s and located about ten miles (16 km) outside of the center of Kabul, Afghanistan. The stately mansion sits atop a knoll among snow-covered foothills where the Afghan royal family once hunted and picnicked. It should not be confused with Darul Aman Palace, which is about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) northeast from Tajbeg.

    Built during the era of King Amanullah, this palace was home of the queen. European architects were hired by the royal court to build of a new city quarter called "Darulaman", of which the Taj-Beg palace is one of the most impressive landmarks.



    On December 27, 1979, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) launched its invasion of Afghanistan. That evening, the Soviet military launched Operation Storm-333, in which some 700 troops, including 54 KGB spetsnaz special forces troops from the Alpha Group and Zenith Group, stormed the Palace and killed President Hafizullah Amin, who resided there.

    During the Soviet war in Afghanistan it served as the headquarters of the Soviet 40th Army. The palace has been severely damaged due to the quarter century of violence that has gripped the country.


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    I was dumbfounded by the place absolutely amazing!

    More images on Flickr

    post up your favs!
     
    #1 jonesmrjones, Feb 4, 2011
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