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As part of the $10-billion project, up to 33 billion cubic meters of gas will be carried from the Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan to the town of Fazilka in ... Some 750 kilometers of the pipeline will pass through Afghanistan's Herat, Farah, Helmand and Kandahar provinces, eventually reaching Pakistan.
No more," says Nayyereh Pourmollae, who heads the environment department of Sistan and Baluchestan province in southeastern Iran. The Hamoun wetlands ... The Helmand's flow tapered, but the Hamoun oasis held on until Afghanistan dug irrigation canals in the 1990s, Iranian officials say. "Virtually ...

Five others were killed in a separate attack on a security checkpoint in the capital city of Farah, according to Bakhtawar. ... Separately, five police officers were killed and six others injured when armed Taliban militants attacked a checkpoint in Nad Ali district of embattled Helmand province late Monday, ...
Islamic State launched a new raid against the Syrian Democratic Forces northeast of Al-Shaafa village near the border between Syria and Iraq in the eastern ... Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan targeted Afghan National Army's foot patrol and killed one soldier in the city of Gardez, capital of Paktia Province.
As members of a secretive Afghan government militia, their mission on a cold February morning is to infiltrate groups of insurgent fighters along a tense frontline in the restive southern province of Helmand. As they speed along a twisting rural road past fields, orchards, and clusters of mud houses, only one ...
Afghan local officials have confirmed an attack over the weekend in southern Helmand province, saying the Taliban there killed 16 pro-government militiamen. Two officials in Helmand say the attack took place on Saturday night. They say the attackers targeted a checkpoint belonging to the pro-government ...

Helmand is volatile province in the south of Afghanistan. Last year, when war intensified between Taliban and security forces in the province, some residents took up arms against the militant group and since then have been maintaining the security of their areas along with security force members.
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan -- Afghan police are needed to protect people and government institutions in remote districts across Afghanistan's largest province, Helmand. Instead, police officers and soldiers from the restive districts in the southern province are being deployed to protect senior officials and ...
The operations room announced control of Ajaz and Sarja villages, however, reports suggest that the Syrian Arab Army recaptured Ajaz. ... Agency reported that an improvised explosive device killed nine and wounded three elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Al-Bahra in the eastern ...
... 2010 deployment with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines to Afghanistan's Helmand province. The story centers around Czubai and his wife, Melissa as they both try to readjust and cope to post-deployment challenges, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, marriage difficulties, alcohol abuse and suicide.
Military releases footage of what it says is an airstrike delivered by a B-52 on a Taliban drug-making facility in Helmand province, Afghanistan Dec. ... U.S. Forces-Afghanistan has begun launching precision airstrikes in Northern Afghanistan in an effort to degrade the Taliban's revenue streams, training ...
A top U.S. commander says he has seen improvement in Afghan forces' capabilities in the fight against Taliban extremists in Helmand province since the American military returned to the troubled region nine months ago. But Marine Brigadier General Roger Turner told a Pentagon news briefing on ...
Areas that have fallen to the Taliban since 2014 include places in Helmand province like Sangin, Musa Qala and Nad-e Ali, which foreign forces fought and ... Kabul and other major cities, for example, suffered major attacks - launched from adjacent areas, or by sleeper cells - during the research period, ...
Afghanistan has been reeling over the past nine days from a renewed spate of violence that is adding scrutiny to the latest, more aggressive U.S.-backed strategy to bolster Afghan forces battling the Taliban in a 16-year-old war. A bomb hidden in an ambulance struck the city center and killed more than 100 ...
Sixty-eight people have been killed and injured in Afghanistan on average level daily in 2017 with more than one third of these casualties happened in ... the Ministry of Defence, agreed that shared border with Pakistan, the growing of illicit crop had helped insurgency in Helmand and Nangarhar province.
Areas that have fallen to the Taliban since 2014 include places in Helmand province like Sangin, Musa Qala and Nad-e Ali, which foreign forces fought and died to bring under government control after US-led troops had driven the Taliban from power in 2001. More than 450 British troops died in Helmand ...
"There is widespread clashes, but they (Taliban) will not be able to takeover big cities," said Mohammad Dawoud Tarahkhail, commander of 505 police in Bost district of Helmand province. But analysts say that when government officials and foreign forces have tried to launch operations, insurgents ...

A historic Spitfire is being dismantled as part of a major restoration at the Potteries Museum. The aircraft will be moved piece by piece to be restored and reassembled in an enclosed transparent gallery across the road. This is the culmination in a long campaign by Operation Spitfire to get the Spitfire ...
"There is widespread clashes, but they (Taliban) will not be able to takeover big cities," said Mohammad Dawoud Tarahkhail, commander of 505 police in Bost district of Helmand province. But analysts say that when government officials and foreign forces have tried to launch operations, insurgents ...
Two-thirds were attributable to anti-government groups. There have been local successes. Afghan Security Forces with US guidance have cleared the Taliban from a notoriously troubled part of Helmand province. But as Kosh Sadat and Stanley McChrystal, a former commander of US forces in Afghanistan, ...
Sensitive information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world has been revealed by a fitness tracking company. The details were released by Strava in a data visualisation map that shows all the activity tracked by users of its app, which allows people to record their ...
Men try to escape from a balcony of the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. ... Afghan officials said that also among the dead was a telecommunications official from Farah province in western Afghanistan; Waheed Poyan, the newly appointed consul general to Karachi, ...
"This is a concept that got accelerated for Afghanistan, and it has been quite a process," a senior military official said of the plan to send the U.S. Army's first-ever Security Force Assistance Brigade to Afghanistan early this spring. "It has been a roller coaster." The official, who is involved in the troop planning, ...
After leaving Iraq we stopped in the UAE to visit the U.S.S. Roosevelt and Carrier Strike Group 9, then flew on to Afghanistan. ... At Camp Shorab, the forward operating base in Helmand province once called "Camp Leatherneck," we discovered the U.S. Marines stationed there face another enemy besides ...
In his visit to the volatile Helmand province in the south of Afghanistan, the top US forces commander General John Nicholson said the Taliban militants are not safe anywhere in the province. Nicholson attend a ceremony of US Marine Forces in Helmand where he said they will continue their support to the Afghan forces ...
In his visit to the volatile Helmand province in the south of Afghanistan, the top US forces commander General John Nicholson said the Taliban militants are not safe anywhere in the province. Nicholson attend a ceremony of US Marine Forces in Helmand where he said they will continue their support to the ...
After 16 years and $1tn spent, there is no end to the fighting - but western intervention has resulted in Afghanistan becoming the world's first true ..... big breakthrough strategy was officially launched in the darkness before dawn on 13 February 2010, at Marja, a remote market town in Helmand province.
"The Taliban are getting stronger, the government is on the retreat, they are losing ground to the Taliban day by day," Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, a retired Afghan general who was the Afghan government's military envoy to Helmand province until 2016, told the New York Times over the summer.
Helmand province, Afghanistan -- A Taliban shadow governor who had planned and executed improvised explosive device attacks on Marines and Afghan ... When the small task force arrived, the provincial capital city of Lashkar Gah was on the verge of being overtaken by the Taliban, Marines said.
Helmand province, Afghanistan -- A Taliban shadow governor who had planned and executed improvised explosive device attacks on Marines and Afghan ... When the small task force arrived, the provincial capital city of Lashkar Gah was on the verge of being overtaken by the Taliban, Marines said.
The road between Nad Ali and Lashkergah has been re-opened but the situation in Helmand province still remains tense particularly in Nawa, Nahri Siraj, Basharan and Nad Ali district. The military operation continues in Nad Ali, Changer, Basharan and Babajee. Reportedly, 3,000 families are displaced in ...
Afghanistan's spy agency in Kabul has been targeted in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group, resulting in at least six deaths. In Helmand province, a roadside bomb has killed six policemen. ... Ninety percent of Helmand is either fully controlled or heavily contested by Taliban militants.
Kandahar, Afghanistan -- A Taliban attack on police checkpoints that killed 11 officers in Helmand province and a suicide bombing of an NATO ... Dozens of Taliban militants stormed the police checkpoints in Lashkar Gah City that form a security belt around the city about 2 a.m., said Omar Zwak, the ...
HELMAND, Afghanistan -- The first contingent of U.S. Marines sent back into Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province to tackle a resurgent Taliban are ... "All of the things that they said they were going to try and do in 2017, none of them they accomplished," including capturing the city of Lashkar Gah.
US forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) hit Taliban-run "narcotics production facilities" in an airstrike in the southern province of Helmand, where the Taliban ... Video of the operation showed two bombs hitting a walled compound in a village. ... Wali was also the Taliban's deputy shadow governor for Helmand.
Residents and civil society activists from Helmand say government has failed to drive Taliban militants from the province. They called on government to clear the regions occupied by the Taliban. Figures show that parts of Helmand have been in the hands of Taliban for more than a decade. The Baghran ...
Southern Helmand province military officials on Monday said in the last eight months foreign forces along with Afghan forces carried out over 400 airstrikes against insurgents in different parts of the ... Fighting is also ongoing between Taliban and security forces in parts of Lashkargah city, the capital city of the province.
An Afghan security force member stands on a military vehicle during an operation in Nad Ali district of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2017. At least 12 militants loyal to the Taliban ... Suspected Taliban militants stand handcuffed in Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2017.
19 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of men, women and children who have been maimed in the conflict and terrorist attacks in war-plagued Afghanistan often visit the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) orthopedic center in Lashkar Gah. Lashkar Gah is the capital city of war-torn Helmand province and ...
Helmand province, Afghanistan- Some West Michigan Marines deployed overseas will be bringing home a little piece of Afghanistan to Michigan. They found two puppies and with the help of loved ones back home, they raised enough money for vet bills and the long trip back home to Michigan.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- As U.S. warplanes flew above a cluster of villages where Islamic State militants were holed up in eastern Afghanistan, 11 people piled ... 10 blast in Nangarhar province, and Afghan officials who visited the site, said the truck was hit by an American air strike shortly before 5 p.m. ...
A chief executive of a prominent oil company and the former army and police commanders in Helmand province were among those convicted and ... raised the threat to law enforcement officers, most of whom travel without security and in ordinary vehicles through a city increasingly beset by gangs, ...
Southern Helmand province military officials on Monday said in the last eight months foreign forces along with Afghan forces carried out over 400 airstrikes against insurgents in ... Fighting is also ongoing between Taliban and security forces in parts of Lashkargah city, the capital city of the province.
Residents and civil society activists from Helmand say government has failed to drive Taliban militants from the province. They called on government to clear the regions occupied by the Taliban. Figures show that parts of Helmand have been in the hands of Taliban for more than a decade. The Baghran ...
Afghanistan's security forces, in joint counterterrorism raids with U.S. partners, this week have killed several high-profile leaders of al-Qaida, along ... The U.S. military in its statement also confirmed the killing of a top Taliban commander in a separate kinetic strike conducted in southern Helmand province.
The commander of the Taliban's "special forces" branch, known as the "Red Unit", was killed last week in Helmand province by Afghan forces, according to ... Elsewhere, at least six people were killed in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle into a political rally.
JALALABAD: At least six people were killed when a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle into a crowd at a political rally in the eastern Afghan city of ... of the Taliban's "special forces" branch, known as the "Red Unit," was killed last week in Helmand province by Afghan forces, according to Afghanistan's main ...
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): The Doctors without Borders organization says it plans to open a maternity clinic in the Musa Qala district of southern Helmand province in near future. Winston Mulanda K, the organization's medical affairs in-charge in Afghanistan info-icon , told Pajhwok Afghan News during a ...
Deep in Helmand province, a hub of the militant group's yearslong insurgency against Afghan and Western forces, the Taliban's elite fighters have been ... police officers by using the goggles to sneak up on them as they slept in their beds in the village of Pule Regi, located near the Afghan city of Farah.
The market monitoring has focused on targeted areas of Lashkargah city of Helmand province as part of its CBI intervention for prolonged IDPs household. Bazar area selected as markets located to the close proximity of the targeted area and the project beneficiaries had access to these markets for fulfilling ...


 

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