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List of mirs of Shighnan

The Mir of Shighnan was the ruler of Shighnan, a region that occasionally was politically independent and at other times was subservient to Badakhshan, the Khanate of Kokand, and Afghanistan. The seat of power of the Mir of Shighnan was at Qaleh ...

                                               

Antimachus II

Antimachus II Nikephoros was an Indo-Greek king. He ruled a vast territory from the Hindu-Kush to the Punjab around 170 BCE. He was almost certainly the eponymous son of Antimachus I, who is known from a unique preserved tax receipt. Bopearachchi ...

                                               

Euthydemid dynasty

The Euthydemid dynasty was a Hellenic, possibly Magnesian, royal family founded by Euthydemus I in around 230 BCE which ruled the Greco-Bactrian and Greco-Indian kingdoms throughout the Hellenistic period from 230 BCE to around 10 AD.

                                               

Heliocles I

Heliocles was a Greco-Bactrian king, relative and successor of Eucratides the Great, and probably the last Greek king to reign over the Bactrian country. His reign was a troubled one; according to Roman historian Justin, Eucratides was murdered b ...

                                               

Law enforcement in Afghanistan

Law enforcement in Afghanistan is one of three major components of the nations criminal justice system, along with courts and corrections. The National Directorate of Security is the intelligence agency of the government of Afghanistan. The Afgha ...

                                               

Camp Marmal

Camp Marmal is the largest base of the Bundeswehr outside of Germany. It is adjacent to the Maulana Jalaluddin Balkhi International Airport in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains. The camp was opened in September ...

                                               

Forward Operating Base Shank

Forward Operating Base Shank was a forward operating base of the U.S. military, located in the Logar province of eastern Afghanistan, about 12 km south-east of the city of Baraki Barak. During Operation Enduring freedom, FOB Shank was one of the ...

                                               

Forward Operating Base Delaram

Forward Operating Base Delaram in Afghanistan is a military expeditionary base built by the United States Marine Corps. It is located on the Ring Road in Delaram. It was transferred to the Afghan National Army in April 2014. It now appears to be ...

                                               

Herat International Airport

Herat International Airport is located 10.5 km southeast of the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, east of the Herat-Farah road, close to Guzara in the Guzara District of the Herat Province. It is Afghanistans third largest commercial airport ...

                                               

Patrol Base Rahim

Patrol Base Rahim is an International Security Assistance Force Patrol Base operated by the British Army and located in Nahri Saraj District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

                                               

Patrol Base Shamshad

Patrol Base Shamshad is a foreign military base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The camp is 15 kilometres south of Garmsir. Both Estonian and British troops have manned the base. The base has been used to train Afghan soldiers.

                                               

Shindand Air Base

Shindand Air Base is located in the western part of Afghanistan in the Shindand District of Herat Province, 7 miles northeast of the city of Shindand. The runway has a concrete surface. An all weather asphalt road connects it with the Kandahar–He ...

                                               

United States military casualties in the War in Afghanistan

As of July 7, 2018, there have been 2.440 U.S. military deaths in the War in Afghanistan. 1.856 of these deaths have been the result of hostile action. 20.320 American servicemembers have also been wounded in action during the war. In addition, t ...

                                               

Zamzama

About Zamzama a Persian word meaning: Murmur, whisper or pealing thunder and part of the ornamentic in Indian Classical music, see here. The Zamzama Gun, also known as Kim’s Gun or Bhangianwali Toap is a large bore cannon. It was cast in about 17 ...

                                               

MKTBT mine

The MKTBT is a large circular bakelite cased Albanian anti-tank blast mine. The mine uses a mechanical pressure fuze, copied from the Russian MV-5. The mine has relatively low metal content, including a metal carrying handle and fixing brackets, ...

                                               

Castles of Albania

Castles are defensive constructions for a noble, artistocratic, or other important person and their family. They consist of strong walls with tall towers. Depending on their size, they may include an interior yard which can include other building ...

                                               

Porto Palermo Tunnel

Porto Palermo Tunnel is claimed to be a submarine bunker built in the Socialist Peoples Republic of Albania during the rule of leader Enver Hoxha. It is situated at the northern end of the bay of Porto Palermo. It is no longer in use as such, but ...

                                               

Javer Hurshiti

Hurshiti was born in 1880 or 1883 in Caucasus, son Maliq Pashe Libohova, part of a local Albanian kin from Gjirokaster region with a history in the Ottoman cast. His mother was probably a Nubian mistress. Hurshiti studied in Istanbul and returned ...

                                               

Special Operations Battalion (Albania)

The Special Operations Battalion, commonly known as BOS is the main special forces unit of the Albanian Armed Forces. It is the most elite unit of the Albanian Army. The unit is tasked with special operations in wartime, and primarily with counte ...

                                               

Special Operations Unit (Albania)

The Special Operations Unit was an Albanian special forces unit, under the authority of the countrys Ministry of the Interior. It was based in the western port city of Durres. Founded in February 2000, it was used principally against organised cr ...

                                               

Unit 326

Unit 326 commonly known as Sampistet was an Albanian special forces group. It consisted of approximately 600 members. Its duties included counter-terrorism, riot control, search and rescue, and demolition. In some respect its duties were reminisc ...

                                               

Albanian Air Force

The Albanian Air Force is the national air force of Albania. It is one of the branches of the Albanian military.

                                               

Albanian Aviation Regiment 4020

Aviation Regiment 4020 operated one Il-28 acquired in 1957 attached to 2 Skuadrilja 2nd Squadron. This aircraft was traded for an H-5, the Chinese version of the Soviet Il-28, in 1971 and retired from service in 1992. The Aviation Regiment 4020 w ...

                                               

Albanian Naval Force

The Albanian Naval Force is the naval branch of the Albanian military. Their name was changed from the Albanian Naval Defense Forces in 2010. The Naval Force is headquartered in Durres, and operates multiple bases, including Kepi i Palit base in ...

                                               

Training and Doctrine Command (Albania)

The Albanian Training and Doctrine Command is a research-oriented formation in the Albanian Armed Forces. It is headquartered at Tirana, Albania. TRADOC is charged with overseeing training evaluation and reforms; weapon, equipment and force moder ...

                                               

Atlas (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Atlas was a titan condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity after the Titanomachy. Atlas also plays a role in the myths of two of the greatest Greek heroes: Heracles and Perseus. According to the ancient Greek po ...

                                               

Baga (king)

Baga was a Berber king of Mauretania about 225 BC. He ruled the kingdom from his capital situated in Sila. King Baga appeared during the events of the second Punic war. Upon Masinissa’s return to Africa he had to either pass through Massaesylian ...

                                               

Bocchus I

Bocchus ، was a king of Mauretania about 110 BC and designated by historians as Bocchus I. He was also the father-in-law of Jugurtha, with whom he made war against the Romans. He delivered Jugurtha to the Romans in 106 BC. In 108 BC, he vacillate ...

                                               

Al Fajer L-10

The Al Fajer L-10 is a drone built by Star Aviation that can serve several civilian and military uses. Type HALE High Altitude Long Endurance-, it can fly at up to 7.000 m 23.000 ft altitude with an endurance of 36 hours. It has a wingspan of 2.3 ...

                                               

La Consulaire

La Consulaire is the name of a very large Barbary artillery piece which famously defended Algier harbour. It was captured by the French during the Invasion of Algiers in 1830, on 5 July, and taken as a trophy to Brest, where it is still displayed ...

                                               

Military history of Algeria

The military history of Algeria covers a vast time period and complex events. It interacts with multiple military events in the region for independence and stability.

                                               

Algerian National Navy

The Algerian Naval Force is the naval branch of the Algerian military. The naval force operates from multiple bases along the countrys nearly 1.440 km coastline, fulfilling its primary role of monitoring and defending Algerias territorial waters ...

                                               

Mashouda

The Mashouda or Meshuda was the Algerian fleet flagship of admiral Raïs Hamidou during the Second Barbary War. Stephen Decatur captured her in June 1815 at the Battle off Cape Gata. This created a favorable American position from which to bargain ...

                                               

Army corps general

An army corps general or corps general is a senior rank in several armies, including those of France and Italy. The rank is the equivalent of a lieutenant general in the armies of many other countries. However, in some countries such as Taiwan an ...

                                               

Joan Josep Laguarda i Fenollera

Joan Josep Laguarda i Fenollera was Bishop of Urgel and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra from 1902 to 1906. He was also Bishop of Barcelona from 29 April 1909 – 4 December 1913.

                                               

Ana II of Matamba

Ana II Guterres da Silva Ngola Kanini was the queen regnant of the Kingdom of Ndongo and Matamba from 1742 to 1756. Ana II has been referred to as the daughter of queen Veronica I Guterres, but was in fact her granddaughter. Because there is an i ...

                                               

Barbara of Matamba

Barbara Mukambu Mbandi was the queen regnant of the Kingdom of Ndongo and Matamba from 1663 to 1666. She was the sister of queen Ana I Nzinga, who united the kingdoms of Ndongo and Matamba. Her sister arranged for her to marry her general João Gu ...

                                               

Ngola (ruler)

Ngola was the title for rulers of the Ndongo kingdom which existed from the sixteenth to the seventeenth century in what is now north-west Angola. The full title was Ngola a Kiluanje ", which is often shortened to simply Ngola ", hence the name o ...

                                               

Richard Challenger

Richard Challenger was a British colonial governor. He was Chief magistrate of Anguilla from 1842 until 1846. He was later appointed Auditor-General for Saint Christopher in 1867.

                                               

Law enforcement in Antigua and Barbuda

Law enforcement in Antigua and Barbuda is primarily carried out by the 350-strong Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda. Additionally, the 185-strong Royal Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force may act as Military Aid to the Civil Power.

                                               

Fort James, Antigua and Barbuda

Fort James is a fort at the entrance to the harbour of St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda. The fort was built to guard St. Johns harbour and is one of the many forts built by the British in the 18th century. Fear of a French invasion prompted the con ...

                                               

Central Nacional de Inteligencia

Central Nacional de Inteligencia was one of the many intelligence agencies of Argentina. Its main mission was to permanently assist and coordinate the functions and operations of all the Argentine intelligence services. The CNI did not have an of ...

                                               

Coordinacion de Informaciones de Estado

Coordinacion de Informaciones de Estado was the first Argentine civilian intelligence agency created in 1946 by Juan Peron. It is the predecessor of Secretaria de Informaciones de Estado and the current Secretaria de Inteligencia

                                               

Division de Informaciones

Division de Informaciones is a defunct Argentine intelligence agency created by Juan Peron to work within the National Presidential Office. Its director was Rodolfo Freude. It collaborated in the smuggling of Nazi war criminals to Argentina in wh ...

                                               

Secretaria de Informaciones de Estado

The Secretaria de Informaciones de Estado was an Argentine intelligence agency. Created in 1955 by National Executive Decree No. 776 of January 20 during the government of Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, it was the predecessor of the Secretaria de Inteli ...

                                               

Law enforcement in Argentina

In Argentina the most important law enforcement organization is the Argentine Federal Police with jurisdiction in all Argentine territory. Most routine police work is carried out by provincial/state police forces. In recent years several cities, ...

                                               

Argentine Interior Security System

The Argentine Interior Security System is the official name of the public security service of Argentina. The Interior Security System consists of the following individuals, agencies and dependencies: Gendarmeria Nacional Argentina Argentine Natio ...

                                               

Cuerpo Guardia de Infanteria

The Cuerpo Guardia de Infanteria is the official denomination of all police riot control services of Argentina. Both federal and provincial law enforcement agencies have at least one. The CGI are small, quick response teams, trained mainly in cro ...

                                               

Penal Code of Argentina

Hispanic period Before and after 1810, until the initiation of the codification of criminal law with the Tejedor Project, the exclusive source of the repressive legislation in force in the territory of the Rio de la Plata, which for the most part ...

                                               

8th Air Brigade (Argentina)

The 8th Air Brigade was an Argentine Air Force brigade that existed between 1976 and 1988 based on Mariano Moreno airport near Buenos Aires. It was created upon the procurement of Mirage III fighters planes and fought during the Falklands War.