Into the valley of death a strategic passage wanted by the taliban and al-qaeda, afghanistan's korengal valley is among the deadliest pieces of terrain in the world for us forces one platoon is considered the tip of the american spear. Sgt 1st class jared monti, 3rd squadron, 71st cavalry regiment, stands on a mountain during a combat tour to afghanistan in 2006 he received the medal of honor posthumously in 2009 for the heroism he exhibited on june 21, 2006, when his patrol was pinned down by enemy fire. Korengal is a sequel to the war documentary restrepo, about an isolated mountain outpost of american soldiers in the korengal valley in afghanistan the valley is a major route for taliban forces to move weapons and men into other parts of afghanistan. Five years after entering what would be one of the bloodiest battlegrounds in afghanistan, us troops have pulled out of the korengal valley reporter greg jaffe of the washington post talks to. In this re-imagining (i'm the same artist the created project reality korengal [wwwrealitymodcom]) i'm set to introduce multiple environments from rivers, crops, hillside villages, rocky mountain trails and snow covered mountain tops vision: - many hills and valleys to mask foot movement - extreme difficulty for any land vehicle.
'hesco' protection surrounds the restrepo outpost that clings to the side of a mountain in the korengal valley soldierrs gather for the arrival of isaf commander general o'neil on a visit to the kop firebase. Nearly four years ago, i flew in a black hawk to the korengal valley - a remote chasm in eastern afghanistan, near the pakistan border. Korengal topic korengal is a 2014 documentary that picks up where the film restrepo left off, taking the viewer deeper into soldiers' experiences of war in the korengal valley of afghanistan. Korengal 4 km is the map you love to hate and hate to love it is being designed to be as accurate as possible while still allowing for artistic and gameplay elements what i loved about the original pr map was it was small which made it a pain to get around and ease to get lost all while having to navigating impassable areas and keeping in a.
Korengal picks up where restrepo left off the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war. The insurgents collected abandoned fuel and ammunition at the mountain-top base in the korengal valley, which they say they will use against the us. Christoph bangert for the new york times an american soldier descended a mountain in the northern part of the korangal valley the troops were taking part in an operation in which all american troops were withdrawn from the valley.
This week, american soldiers climbed a mountain in the korangal valley of afghanistan, where a remote base was being closed credit christoph bangert for the new york times korangal outpost. One night in april 2009, on a mountainside in afghanistan's infamous korengal valley, three soldiers with the 1st infantry division sat in a listening post 100 meters away from the rest of their. The remote korengal valley has been the scene of some the most intense fighting in the afghanistan war us troops have pulled out as part general mcchrystal's counterinsurgency strategy.
Specialist misha pemble-belkin (l) and fellow soldiers from battle company, 173rd us airborne during a firefight at outpost restrepo during combat in afghanistan's korengal valley. Hideouts and training bases are popping up in the remote mountain region along afghanistan's northeastern border with pakistan just 18 months ago, us forces had to bribe the taliban to allow safe passage out of the valley of death. The korangal valley campaign was a series of military operations conducted by isaf forces against taliban insurgents in the korangal valley in kunar province, afghanistan, from october 2004 to april 2010.
Afghanistan's korengal valley is a strategic passage wanted by the taliban and al-qaeda, junger reported, and it has been among the deadliest of battlefields for american forces daily life for troops there is exhausting, climbing in rocky caverns and fighting in mountain terrain, and deadly. Media in category korengal valley the following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. The korangal valley is lushly forested with pine trees much of the valley's income is due to legal and illegal forestry and timber sales in 2006, us military and the government of afghanistan reclaimed the lumber yard and established the first government presence in the valley since the 1980s. Furthermore, i was told that one of the reasons for establishing a base in the korengal was to prevent militants from using the valley to stage attacks on the vastly more important pech river valley, immediately to the north.
It was called the korengal valley during their 15-month tour, battle company saw more combat than any unit since vietnam raw and unapologetic, to quell the korengal is a first-hand account of life on the front lines. The korengal valley in eastern afghanistan was a transit route and occasional haven for insurgents, so us commanders decided to drive out the enemy and turn the local villagers into allies.
From the new york times (h/t mudville): last week the united states military pulled out of the korengal valley in eastern afghanistan six miles long, sparsely populated and of dubious strategic value, the korengal was the scene of some of the most relentless fighting of the afghan war. Us soldiers patrol the mountain slopes of afghanistan's korengal valley before the pullout that will allow american forces to focus on more populous parts of the country. Closing korengal outpost in kunar province, a powerful symbol of some of the afghan war's most ferocious fights, and a potential harbinger of america's retreat, is a tacit admission that putting.