Progress Continues in Afghanistan's Panjshir Province
Photo Credit: Sgt. Timothy Dinneen
The "Lion of Panjshir," Shaeed Ahmad Shah Masood, rests inside the tomb and monument dedicated in his honor atop a hill overlooking the Panjshir Valley. The leader of the Northern Alliance played a major role in defeating the Soviets and blocked Taliban influence. He was assassinated by al Qaeda operatives days before the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
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