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Afghan policemen inspect a damaged army vehicle after a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, Afghanistan on February 11, 2017.
Its anarchy and instability posed a growing threat to the regional capital Lashkar Gah, if not the whole of the country, and the time had come to clear it out, the coalition believed.
This file photo taken on October 6, 2016, shows Bashir, a relative of a "Bacha Bazi" victim, a teenage boy, during an interview with AFP in Lashkar Gah of Helmand province. Text Size: A A A. AFP/Kabul. Afghanistan is set to lay out stringent penalties ...
The U.S. has conducted more than 30 bombing runs on Sangin in Helmand province on the north side of Highway 101A, and on the south side of 101A at Lashkar Gah suicide bombers attacked Afghan soldiers and killed eight and wounded 25. Highway ...
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, Lashkar Gah -- Sebanyak tujuh anggota Taliban tewas dalam serangan udara terhadap persembunyian faksi gerilyawan itu di Kabupaten Nawa di Provinsi Helmand, yang bergolak, Ahad (19/2), kata satu pernyataan dari Korps ...
... that Afghans are a tribal people prone to wage wars. By portraying Afghanistan as a war-torn country, Western states are evading welcoming its refugees.
Earlier, in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, a Taliban suicide bomber targeted a guesthouse used by an intelligence official, killing at least seven people and wounding six others.
Naz Bibi is one of the IDPs who fled her native area in Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Helmand province because of war and sought refuge in the capital Kabul.
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan - At least 15 people were killed and 30 others injured as a passenger bus overturned in the southern Helmand province on Friday, local official Omar Zawak said.
Afghan forces backed by coalition airstrikes pushed them back, but the insurgents managed to briefly capture Kunduz and breached parts of Lashkar Gah in the south. In January, about 200 NATO soldiers, mostly Italians, were sent to bolster Afghan forces ...
The Taleban claimed responsibility for twin bombs that hit a parliamentary annexe in Kabul and a suicide bombing in Lashkar Gah, capital of restive Helmand province. But it did not claim the Kandahar attack. The UAE has historically had good relations ...
family members of victims at the regional hospital in Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, demanded explanations for the deaths - the first reported civilian casualties caused by US forces in Afghanistan since US president Donald Trump took office last month.
Abu Dhabi - The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to Afghanistan has died of wounds sustained in a January 10 bombing in Kandahar that also killed five other UAE officials, state media said Thursday.
Helmand has seen months of heavy fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban, who have repeatedly attacked Lashkar Gah. A suicide bomber targeting soldiers in the city on Saturday killed at least seven people.
... is roughly in line with local estimates, which put the civilian death toll at 22 in the airstrikes, which destroyed a number of homes in the village of Lakari.
"It's all lie that they were attacking the Taliban," he told The Associated Press in the Helmand provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, where he was staying at the time of the raid. Kareem Atal, the head of the provincial council in Helmand, said a man, two ...
Omer Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said today that 22 others were wounded in the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, spokesman for the army in Helmand, confirmed that three ...
The bomber detonated an explosives-packed car next to an Afghan Army vehicle as soldiers arrived at a bank in Lashkar Gah to collect their pay, the Helmand governor's spokesman, Omar Zwak, said.
Omer Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand, said today that 22 others were wounded in the attack, which took place in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, spokesman for the army in Helmand, confirmed that three ...
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bomb blast Saturday that killed at least eight people in southern Afghanistan. In a text message to journalists, Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said the group was behind the early-morning attack.
The bomber detonated an explosives-packed car next to an Afghan Army vehicle as soldiers arrived at a bank in Lashkar Gah to collect their pay, the Helmand governor's spokesman, Omar Zwak, said.
The bomber detonated an explosives-packed car next to an Afghan Army vehicle as soldiers arrived at a bank in Lashkar Gah to collect their pay, Omar Zwak, spokesman for the Helmand governor, told Reuters news agency.
Last year the Taliban briefly took parts of the northern city of Kunduz, and is still threatening the city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.
... Sar-i-Pul (Sozmaqala, Sayad and Balkhab), Hirat (Adraksan), Badghis (Nahya Four and Ab Kamari), Nangarhar (several districts), Paktia (several districts), Khost (several districts), Helmand (Lashkar Gah), Kandahar (Kandahar City), Bamiyan, Daykundi ...
Last year the Taliban briefly took parts of the northern city of Kunduz, and is still threatening the city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.
Last year the Taliban briefly took parts of the northern city of Kunduz, and is still threatening the city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.
Similarly,'Nad-Ali','Baba-Jee' and 'Chah-i-Injeer' districts and several other areas in the suburbs of "'Lashkar-Gah' city are conquered and liberated by Mujahidin. The whole chain of the so called security check-posts of notorious and unrestrained ...
The number of children killed and maimed in the Afghan war increased dramatically last year, according to the UN, which has documented the highest civilian casualty toll in the country since 2001.
The Taliban, once a rural insurgency, continued an aggressive push to capture big cities in 2016, launching attacks on three provincial capitals -- Tarin Kot, Lashkar Gah and Kunduz -- with many civilians caught in the fighting. In early August, the ...
Most of the province is under Taliban control, with the government only holding the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, and a few surrounding district centers.
Abdullah traveled to Lashkar Gah on Tuesday to inspect the security situation in the poppy growing Helmand province, where Taliban militants have been fighting over the past several years to re-establish their rule in the strategically important ...
Last May, Mommersteeg was moved to an MSF hospital in Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Three years ago, Canada withdrew all its forces from Afghanistan - site of the longest war in this country's history, one that claimed the lives of 14 ...
"We drove for a couple of hours in a tank to get to Lashkar Gah," Neville recalls. "There was an outdoor class going on.
The government fully controls only the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, and a few surrounding district centers. The United States has announced it would deploy a new group of around 300 troops to Helmand later this year to help Afghan forces defend the ...
Following completion of assessments in Lashkar Gah, Hilmand, WFP and ACF will respond to 1,893 IDPs in the coming weeks. Eastern: For IDPs, RI provided cash to 1,001 individuals in Kunar province.
... the past one and a half years to promote peace in the country, the civilian death toll is still high in the country, he added.
But the prize for the armed group is the city of Lashkar Gah, considered the gateway to the rest of the country. Al Jazeera's Steve Chao travelled to the frontline to meet the last defenders of this vital city.
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 21 Taliban fighters have been killed in the poppy growing and restive Helmand province over the past 24 hours, said a statement of provincial government released here on Saturday.
The United Arab Emirates has emerged as the lynchpin of Modi's expanding engagement with the gulf region.
Hayat said rockets with Iranian markings were also found after a Taliban attack on the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. He added that the Pakistani military is also involved in "mobilizing insurgents" in Helmand.
Afghan Security Forces and volunteers move the bodies of victims from the scene of a bombing attack in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, on January 10, 2017.
L/Cp James Brynin was part of a troop carrying out intelligence work on the Taliban when he was killed in a "blue-on-blue" shooting in Kakaran, North East of Lashkar Gah, on October 15 2013. The inquest into his death was halted last year to allow ...
He was part of a troop carrying out intelligence work on the Taliban in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, L/Cpl Brynin, known as Jay, died at the scene.
He was part of a troop carrying out intelligence work on the Taliban in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, L/Cpl Brynin, known as Jay, died at the scene.
The soldier, of Pulborough, West Sussex - who served with 14th Signal Regiment - died in Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah in October 2013. The units came under heavy enemy fire, there was confusion over where the fire was coming and L/CoH Kelly ...
He was part of a troop carrying out intelligence work on the Taliban in the area of Kakaran, north east of Lashkar Gah. Despite receiving immediate medical attention, L/Cpl Brynin, known as Jay, died at the scene.
The inquest into Lance Corporal James Brynin's death was halted after six days of evidence last year amid fears the fatality, which was initially suspected to have been caused by "friendly fire", may have been a homicide.
The Taliban nearly overran Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, several times over the last two years, including twice last summer and fall.
The Taliban nearly overran Helmand's capital, Lashkar Gah, several times over the last two years, including twice last summer and fall.
The key usual suspects, the Taliban, the Haqqani Network and ISIL, have remained quiet over the Tuesday bombing, although the Taliban claimed two other attacks on the same day in Kabul and Lashkar Gah. In a country increasingly dependent on funding ...


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