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"A few boys left yesterday, they asked if I wanted to go," said Abdul Shahnawaz, 16, from Musa Qala, Helmand province, Afghanistan, who has lived in the camp since March.
He visited Musa Qala in northern Helmand, which government forces surrendered to the Taliban in February. Since then, he says, shops in the bazaar that were previously shut have opened back up.

"We were meant to do resupply flights to the top of Jalalabad and then drop off three army medics before then heading en route to Musa Qala for an extraction of a unit that was kind of getting messed up by the Taliban." Shortly after starting the ...
"We were meant to do resupply flights to the top of Jalalabad and then drop off three army medics before then heading en route to Musa Qala for an extraction of a unit that was kind of getting messed up by the Taliban." Shortly after starting the ...
London protesters gathers outside the French embassy over France's decision to ban Burkinis, designed for Muslim women visiting beaches or public swimming pools.
It has been reported that the insurgents have made rapid advances in several of Helmand's districts, such as Nawa, Nad Ali, Garmsir and parts of Musa Qala. One could argue that the Taliban are gaining momentum due to the premature withdrawal of the U.S ...

A Batman enthusiast has been awarded the Guinness World Record for the most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit in their 'gamer's edition'.
A US marine stands guard in Musa Qala district of Helmand province on December 20, 2010. Credit: AFP PHOTO. A roadside bomb killed an American soldier Tuesday near the capital of Afghanistan's volatile Helmand province, following the first major US ...
Donald Trump supporters praise 'Mr Brexit' Nigel Farage when after he tells them he wouldn't vote for Hillary Clinton if they paid him.
A protest has taken place outside the French Embassy in London over the ban on burkinis in some towns in France. Share. facebook · twitter · Google · email.
The partner of 21-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung's mother has made an emotional statement about the backpacker's "open-minded compassion", after the attack which left her dead at a hostel in Queensland, Australia.
A potentially habitable planet has been found orbiting a red dwarf star called Proxima Centauri, the sun's closest celestial neighbour.
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger says Simon Cowell had to do some convincing to get her back on the show. Share. facebook · twitter · Google · email.
Net long-term migration remains three times the government's target and the Centre for Policy Research believe it's a 'herculean' task to achieve.
A Mississippi firefighter shows the results of receiving the world's most extensive face transplant, after a burning building collapsed on him 15 years ago.
Video: Here is what happened to the Rose of Tralee stage invader when the cameras... Video News · Video: Incredible Irish traditional version of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal Video News · Former soldier Paul Johnston talks about his time spent in ...
The armed insurgents who already are in control of Baghran, Musa Qala, Deshu and Nawzad districts have intensified activities over the past couple of months and presently are fighting in Garmsir, Nawa, Nad Ali and Marja districts to overrun these areas ...

A South Carolina mother charged with killing her newborn son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours is expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday.
Prince William is greeted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Dusseldorf yesterday. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire. Prince William meets well-wishers.
Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly terror attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent industrial action and exceptional floods.
Ecuador has criticized British police for their slow response to a call reporting that an unknown man was trying to break into at its London embassy, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been living for four years.
A top Hollywood make-up artist is in Belfast this week running a course for 10 young students. Brian Kinney - who' has worked on the Hunger Games films, and TV shows such as Sons of Anarchy, CSI and Mad men - is focusing on prosthetics during the ...
Mecca Bingo operator Rank Group has said Britain's decision to quit the European Union will have "little or no direct impact" on its performance.
The arrest of a serving British solider in England by detectives investigating Northern Ireland-linked terrorism is understood to be connected to the discovery of two major dissident republican arms dumps.
Treasured items including a guitar and a keyboard have been stolen from the home of the late musician Stephen Martin. Mr Martin, who was known as Rainy boy Sleep, went missing almost a month ago, sparking a widespread campaign to help find him.
A man from Northern Ireland who was given just three months to live has started his pioneering brain cancer therapy after an incredible effort to raise enough money to pay for it.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · BBC slammed after claiming Michael Conlan fought for Great Britain at Rio Olympics · Could a home-owned airline not take off?
It has been reported that the insurgents have made rapid advances in several of Helmand's districts, such as Nawa, Nad Ali, Garmsir and parts of Musa Qala. One could argue that the Taliban are gaining momentum due to the premature withdrawal of the U.S ...
US swimmer James Feigen has apologised for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a petrol station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving numerous people dead, many more injured and total devastation across parts of central Italy.
Canadian reggae-fusion group MAGIC! talk about their new album 'Primary Colours' and life after 'Rude'. Share. facebook · twitter · Google · email.
The US Geological Survey said the quake was centred about 15 miles west of Chauk, an area west of the ancient capital of Bagan. Share.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · The lorry negotiating a corner.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · The lorry negotiating a corner.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · The lorry negotiating a corner.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · The lorry negotiating a corner.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · The lorry negotiating a corner.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-day Taliban battle... By Claire McNeilly Ten years ago a Chinook helicopter lowered Paul Johnston into hell.
A serving member of the British Armed Forces has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism linked to Northern Ireland. The 30-year-old was held in Somerset at around 12.20pm on Wednesday and Scotland Yard said a house in South Devon and a wooded ...
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · The lorry negotiating a corner.
Exclusive: Royal Irish soldier who survived siege of Musa Qala recounts 40-... Northern Ireland · The lorry negotiating a corner.
Shortly after their arrival Paul and the rest of the ironically-titled 'Easy Company', predominately members of the Royal Irish, were airlifted to Musa Qala - just 88 men sent out to defend an Afghan police compound surrounded by 200 Taliban fighters ...
Commuting adds an average of more than 700 calories to people's diets every week, according to a new report. The study by the Royal Society for public health (RSPH) found that travelling to and from work by rail, bus or car is associated with stress ...
From 2007 to '08, Symondson mentored the Afghan National police (ANP) in the town of Musa Qala, Helmand province. At least 23 British troops died trying to capture Musa Qala during the war, yet it remains in control of the Taliban. During his service ...
Told through the eyes of British soldiers, the film relived the terrifying siege of Musa Qala in 2006 during the Afghanistan war.
The documentary is based around the memories, videos and photos of soldiers who survived nearly two months in a tiny outpost in Musa Qala, north Helmand in 2006, besieged by hundreds of Taliban soldiers, and interviews with the mother of one man who ...
Four districts, including Musa Qala and Nawzad, that were the focus of thousands of American and coalition troops during the 2010 surge are under Taliban control.
In 2006, a small band of brothers called Easy Company fought one of the most intense battles in British military history in a remote desert town called Musa Qala. They were trapped in a small compound, outgunned, outnumbered, and at the mercy of the ...
It was Afghanistan's own Alamo - and now one of those brave British fighters has broken his silence to reveal the horrors of Musa Qala, a 2006, close-quarters, near hand-to-hand battle that left three British soldiers dead and 12 others wounded. It is ...
The Ministry of Defence has blocked veterans who served during that part of the conflict in Musa Qala and remain with the army from speaking out about the situation in a new documentary.


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