The Battle Of Qala I Jangi

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This paper explores the battle of Qala-i-Jangi, with alternate outcomes and relevant capabilities of both sides rendering a future effect on the campaign. Taliban and foreign fighters surrendered near Kunduz and were being held as enemy combatants at Qala-i-Jangi fortress prison for interrogations by the American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The prisoners revolted and the ensuing fighting escalated into one of the bloodiest battles of the conflict. Northern Alliance fighters, assisted by British and American Special Forces and air support, to quelled the revolt. As a result all but 86 prisoners were killed. United States (US) suffered the first American fatality during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan. Among the surviving prisoners was an American citizen. The subsequent lessons learned will be employed throughout campaigns on the Global War on Terrorism, Operation Enduring Freedom. (Wikipedia, 2015) Overview of Qala-i-Jangi Battle The battle of Qala-i-Jangi may have been prevented by use of the most basic techniques yielding intelligence and saving lives, this paper will show the events as they occurred analyzing the failures and the effects. November 2001, Mazar e Sharif located in Northern Afghanistan would host the bloodiest battle from 25 November 2001 through 1 December 2001. The battle took place when approximately 600 prisoners consisting of Taliban and foreign fighters, were hastily placed in the Qala-i-Jangi prison fortress. The prisoners revolted

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