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Yakawlang

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Yakawlang is located in Afghanistan
Yakawlang
Yakawlang
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°44?N 66°58?E / 34.733°N 66.967°E / 34.733; 66.967
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceBamyan Province
DistrictYakawlang District
Elevation
8,904 ft (2,714 m)
Population
(2000)
 o Total65,000
Time zoneUTC+4:30

Yakawlang (also romanized as Yakaolang) (Persian: ?‎) was a city of 65,000 people (est. 2000) in Yakawlang District, Bamyan Province, Afghanistan. It is the capital of Yakawlang District with an altitude of 2714 m. It was significantly destroyed by military forces in 2000-2001.

History

Yakawlang was captured from the Taliban by the United Front forces (Hezbe Wahdat and Harakat Islami) on 28 December 2000, but was recaptured by the Taliban in early January 2001. Following its recapture, there were reports of mass arrests and summary executions carried out from 8-12 January 2001. A number of aid agency personnel and a United Nations staff member were among those who were killed.[1]

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Notes

Coordinates: 34°44?N 66°58?E / 34.733°N 66.967°E / 34.733; 66.967



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