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Afghanistan - October 19, 2001

This post-strike image depicts Kabul military Barracks West, located in central Afghanistan.

According to the DoD, it is one of the training facilities and garrisons serving the central Taliban corps. The facility consists of barracks, support buildings, and vehicle maintenance and storage.

As is visible fom the image, numerous armored vehicles and buildings have been destroyed. While the level of the occupancy of these facilities is unknown, the DoD asserts that destroying them makes them unavailable for the Taliban use during the winter months.

This target was struck on Thursday, October 18, 2001.

(Released) DoD News Briefing. Friday, Oct. 19, 2001.

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