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Afghanistan - Darunta Camp Complex

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For more Public Eye satellite imagery, see the Picture of the Week Gallery of satellite and other imagery of places in the news.

The Al-Badr I base in Jalalabad [3425'00"N 7027'00"E] is about 120 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 [3428'00"N 7022'00"E], after a nearby stone dam.

Imagery below, released by the Department of Defense on October 12, 2001, reveals that the Darunta Camp Complex was struck by coalition aircraft. Other sites at the Camp Complex, besides the facility shown were also struck there.

The Ikonos below was acquired on December 21, 1999.

Overview Maps of the Darunta Camp Complex
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Pre- and post-strikes aerials of facilities at the Darunta Complex used during DoD news briefing of October 12, 2001
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Ikonos Images of Darunta Camp Complex
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Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Darunta Training Camps
12/21/1999

Abu Khabab Camp
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Assadalah Abdul Rahman's Camp
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Hizbi Islami Camp
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Taliban Area
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999



Ikonos Images of Darunta Complex Tunnels and Perimeter
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Tunnel Entrances and Possible Helipad
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Tunnel Entrances and Observation Post
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Tunnel Entrances
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Possible Helipad
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Roadblock/Checkpoint and Defensive Trench Network
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Roadblock/Checkpoint, Observation Post and Defensive Trench Network
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999

Footmarch
Imagery acquired on 12/21/1999



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