An incensed Karimov ordered the Pentagon to vacate the Karshi-Khanabad
airbase that served as a transport hub for delivering supplies into northern Afghanistan.
39) Active duty members of the US armed forces were located at the Karshi-Khanabad
Air Base, also known as K2 or Camp Stronghold Freedom, between 2001 and 2005.
military to use Karshi-Khanabad
air base to support operations in Afghanistan.
These bases include; Karshi-Khanabad
Air Base in Southern Uzbekistan (commonly known as the K-2 base) and Manas Base in the Northern Kyrgyzstan.
Indeed, since the American military was evicted from Uzbekistan's Karshi-Khanabad
(K2) airbase in 2005, Manas is the last affordable U.
The US established a major operation base at Karshi-Khanabad
outside Tashkent from where it ran the air war in Afghanistan.
It allowed use of Karshi-Khanabad
air base by OEF forces from October 2001 until a rift emerged in May 2005 over Uzbekistan's crackdown against riots in Andijon, and U.
forces had a military base at Karshi-Khanabad
(K2) in Uzbekistan from 2001 to 2005, but were kicked out in light of the Andijon situation.
Meanwhile, it was also being suggested that talks with the Uzbek authorities for a return to the old American base at Karshi-Khanabad
were at an advanced stage.
The US had used Karshi-Khanabad
(K2) air bases in Uzbekistan for fighting against the al-Qaeda militants in neighboring Afghanistan.
One of USAFEG's first deployments after 11 September 2001 was FET 23 to the primitive base camp at Karshi-Khanabad
(also known as K2) Airbase in Uzbekistan on 8 December 2001.
the Pentagon selected Karshi-Khanabad
in Uzbekistan and Manas