Panjshir valley, pathway in the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan
07 June 2021
at 05:56:41 UTC
09 July 2021
at 05:46:39 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW
23 August 2021
from 01:23:14 to 01:23:39 UTC
Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Mountain, snow, river, Hindi Kush mountains
Fig. 1 - S2 (07-10.06.2021) - Lying north-east of Kabul in the Hindu Kush range, the Panjshir valley is named after its river.
Fig. 2 - S1 (23.08.2021) - Commander Ahmad Massoud successfully defended this valley against Soviets & Talibans from 1980 until his killing on 09.09.2001.
~100km long, this valley leads to Khawak Pass (3,848 m) toward northern plains and to Anjuman Pass (4,430 m) used by Alexander the Great and Timur to travel N-E.
Fig. 3 - S2 (07.06.2021-09.07.2021) - As thin as 13 km, Wakhan Corridor is the buffer between Pamir river & Tajikistan at north, Hindi Kush & Pakistan at south.
Fig. 4 - S1 (13.08.2021) - At its eastern end, the corridor forms the 92 km border between the Afghanistan's Badakhshan region & China's Uygur Region.
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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2023, processed by VisioTerra.
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