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Khost

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Khost, sometimes spelt Khowst, is a town in Afghanistan, located at 33.3° North 69.9° East. The town of Khost is the capital of Khost province, a mountainous region near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.

During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, it was besieged for over eight years. In 2001, it was occupied by the United States military.

Khost's airstrip, with its 9000 ft runway, served as a base for helicopter operations for both the Soviet and later US armies.

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