Asmai Heights

Afghan mountain range
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Asamayi is a mountain range located directly to the west of downtown Kabul city, Afghanistan. It is known colloquially as Television Hill due to the large TV mast and antennas at its summit. Today it forms the boundary of Districts 2 and 3. The heights are the site of an ancient fort. In December 1879 during the Second Afghan War the Asmayi Mountain were the site of a prolonged siege and battle where the British forces made up of the 9th Lancers and 5th Punjab Cavalry stormed Afghan tribesmen who had laid up in the fort. The Afghan forces fled and several British soldiers were awarded the Victoria Cross.
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