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Bagram

an air base in NE Afghanistan, near Kabul; now under the control of US forces

Bagram

 

Begram; ruins of the ancient Kushan city of Kapisa in Afghanistan, 60 km north of Kabul. Excavations have been carried out since 1936 by French archaeologists, first J. Hacken, and later by R. Ghirshman. The city existed from the second century B. C.until the middle of the fourth century A. D., had a regular plan, and was surrounded by thick walls with towers. A main street, the palace, and dwellings have been excavated. The various artistic articles (ceramics, glass, bronze) that have been discovered include both local items and those imported from India, China, and Rome. Carved bone plates depicting dancing girls were found in the palace.

REFERENCES

Mandel’shtam, A. M. “O nekotorykh rezul’tatakh rabot Frantsuz-skoi arkheologicheskoi missii ν Afganistane.” In the collection Sovetskaia arkheologiia, vol. 21. Moscow-Leningrad, 1954.
Masson, V. M., and V. A. Romodin. Istoriia Afganistana, vol. 1. Moscow, 1964. Pages 170–76.
Ghirshman, R. Begram. Cairo, 1946.
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Bagram air base, guarded by US Marines and partnered forces, frequently comes under rocket attacks from Taliban militants.
Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah passed the orders on an application filed by Sultana Noon seeking whereabouts of 24 Pakistanis who were repatriated in last two months after their release from Bagram Jail in Afghanistan.
However, the 7 former Bagram detainees being held under the FATA Secretariat had yet to be allowed such a reunion.
Meanwhile, the Afghan Presidential Palace, in a statement said that Karzai had refused to meet Obama in the Bagram military base, Xinhua reported.
There are incriminating evidences against only 16 prisoners out of 88 inmates held in Bagram detention center," the statement added.
We look forward to serving Bagram Airfield's base load power needs while providing 24/7 power reliability on this critical and enduring base.
The aircraft landed safely and uneventfully in Bagram.
Over the weekend, US officials agreed to hand over the Bagram prison, thereby taking an important step in recognising Afghan sovereignty.
But the Parwan handover is a major event, not least because the Bagram Air Base has a long history of military significance and, by extension, a symbolic importance.
5 (BNA) - Afghan government is due to take control and responsibility of the Bagram prison which is under the control of the United States army.
NEW YORK: In the wake of the Quran-burning by troops at the United States' Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, protests continue to escalate, and the death toll mounts.