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The past several weeks have seen heavy clashes between the insurgents and the Afghan National Army in several provinces, including Kunduz in the north and Uruzgan and Helmand in the south, where Taliban fighters ambushed and killed around 100 ...
Hilmand, with 40 per cent of the national total, remained the country's major opium poppy cultivating province, followed by Badghis, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Nangarhar, Farah, Badakhshan and Nimroz. As noted in the survey, opium cultivation decreased in some ...
The southern restive province of Helmand remained the country's top poppy cultivating province, followed by Badghis, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Nangarhar and Farah, all hotbeds of insurgent activity. "I believe with the existing equipment, facilities and ...
The southern restive province of Helmand remained the country's top poppy cultivating province, followed by Badghis, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Nangarhar and Farah - all hotbeds of insurgent activity. "I believe with the existing equipment, facilities and ...

A Taliban offensive against security checkpoints in the southern Uruzgan Province has been repulsed, a local official said Sunday.
... the Ministry of Defence said in a statement. Weapons, ammunition and other equipment were seized from the militants. The operations were carried out in different provinces: Nangarhar, Paktika, Ghazni, Paktia, Uruzgan, Helmand, Kandahar, Ghor ...
Fighting between government forces and anti-government elements intensified in Uruzgan and is ongoing in Helmand and parts of Baghlan Province.
"My whole family is still in Uruzgan. I have no other opportunity than going back. But how do European authorities justify deportations in such war zones?
The one-year, $400,000 project involves digging 100 water wells with pumps and 20 artesian wells in Kandahar, Helmand, Oruzgan, Zabul, Ghazni, Paktia, Paktika, and Wardak Provinces, southern and southeastern Afghanistan. Its purpose is to secure ...
On Tuesday, May 2 2017 Fred will bring the dust, heat, frustration, fighting and camaraderie captured in his poignant and witty album Dust of Uruzgan to the Goondiwindi Civic Centre. The tour will also include a number of lectures and book talks. Fred ...
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers patrol on the Kandahar-Uruzgan highway on October 16, 2016. (Photo by JAWED TANVEER/AFP/Getty Images).
Uruzgan Province governor Mohammad Nazir made the appeal during a frank meeting with Australian ambassador Richard Feakes and his counterpart from the Netherlands.
Reports that Tarin Kowt, the capital of Afghanistan's Oruzgan Province, had nearly fallen to insurgent forces appear to be more Taliban Propaganda than fact, a Senate committee has been told.
The black Labrador-Newfoundland cross went missing on September 2, 2008 when Australian special forces were ambushed by the Taliban while on patrol with US and Afghan troops in Uruzgan Province. During the subsequent nine-hour battle, the clip that ...

He added that attacks on Lashkar Gah, Tarin Kot, the capital of southern Uruzgan Province, and the key northern city of Kunduz are all part of the insurgent campaign.
This strategy was explained by Mullah Aminullah Yousuf, the Taliban's shadow governor for Uruzgan, in April 2016. Despite the success the Taliban has had employing this strategy, General John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan and ...
Islamabad, Oct 11 (KUNA) -- At least 24 Taliban rebels have been killed and many others wounded in air strikes and ground offensives by Afghan security forces in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar and Uruzgan Provinces, said Afghan military on Tuesday.
In Uruzgan, another volatile province north of Helmand, 150 soldiers surrendered last week at Tarin Kot, senior local official Mohammad Zahir Naderi said.
"Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) launched military operations in Nangarhar, Ghazni, Paktia, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Ghor, Badghis, Farah, Faryab, Baghlan and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours, killing 20 insurgents and wounding 19 others," ...
He added that attacks on Lashkar Gah, Tarin Kot, the capital of southern Uruzgan Province, and the key northern city of Kunduz are all part of the insurgent campaign.
... at the Kabul emergency hospital visited by Al Jazeera came from different cities across Afghanistan that have also been attacked by the Taliban in recent months.
Chakhansuri: "We can see there is a lot of truth and evidence - in the examples of fighting in Uruzgan and Kunduz - that terrorist groups and their operations are led by foreigners and generals, and they are receiving military and financial support ...
From Northern provinces, such as Kunduz, the central region of Uruzgan, to eastern and southern areas, Afghanistan is faced with resurgent Taliban.
This strategy was explained by Mullah Aminullah Yousuf, the Taliban's shadow governor for Uruzgan, in April 2016. Despite the success the Taliban has had employing this strategy, General John Nicholson, the commander of US forces in Afghanistan and ...
A Bushmaster Infantry Mobility Vehicle in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan. While the commando's claims are unverified, the ABC said Defence had confirmed it was investigating the alleged incident.
I hope we have been good guests. Our forces have operated alongside each other in Uruzgan in Afghanistan, worn blue berets in East Timor and Cambodia, and cooperated in anti-piracy operations in the North Arabian gulf.
"We know that our enemies have come from the outside, from the Horn of Africa to the Arab countries to Southeast Asia, carrying out terrorist attacks across Afghanistan.
A Bushmaster Infantry Mobility Vehicle in Oruzgan Province, Afghanistan. While the commando's claims are unverified, the ABC said Defence had confirmed it was investigating the alleged incident.
And it was all because, as a six year old growing up in the province of Oruzgan in Afghanistan, she mounted a rebellion. "I attempted to attend school while girls were forbidden to do so," she says.
At the moment, that movement also has two southern capitals under siege, Tarin Kot in Helmand province and Lashkar Gah in Uruzgan Province, and now seems to control more territory and population than at any time since the U.S. invasion of 2001-2002.
In the Tirankot district of Uruzgan Province on Tuesday at least 100 Afghan policemen surrendered to the fighters. "They were surrounded by the Taliban for at least a month and were not getting enough support from the central government, provincial MPs ...
Islamabad, Oct 11 (KUNA) -- At least 24 Taliban rebels have been killed and many others wounded in air strikes and ground offensives by Afghan Security Forces in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar and Uruzgan Provinces, said Afghan military on Tuesday.
The Taliban is also threatening the gates of Tarin Kowt, the capital of Oruzgan, where Australia's troops were based during the war in Afghanistan.
With Afghan Security Forces on the defensive not only in Helmand, but also in Kunduz, Uruzgan, and other provinces. Nicholson admitted the situation was something of a stalemate, but one that he believes will turn in favor of the government in the long ...
Fighting to reimpose a radical Islamist regime, Taliban insurgents have tightened the noose on provincial capitals in Kunduz, Uruzgan, and Helmand, among other areas. Facing off with a high-level delegation that included the minister of defense as well ...
Abdul Karim Karimi, 50, is the district governor of Khas-Oruzgan, in the southern province of Oruzgan. The province's capital city, Tirin Kot, barely survived a Taliban assault in September.
... Taliban have captured the administrative headquarters of Khan Nishin district, and are massed outside the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah.
The Taliban militants were able to seize some territories in Helmand and Uruzgan regions over the last two months. militant groups are still holding positions in areas south, southwest and west of Kunduz.
US Secretary of State John Kerry (second left), talks with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, third left, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (second right), and Prince Aga Khan during a Conference on Afghanistan in Brussels, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, ...
The Taliban militants were able to seize some territories in Helmand and Uruzgan regions over the last two months. militant groups are still holding positions in areas south, southwest and west of Kunduz.
The attack in Kunduz, as well as Taliban gains in areas of Helmand and Uruzgan where they also threaten provincial capitals, has underlined the group's growing strength and exposed weaknesses in the government, which is meeting foreign donors in ...
The attack in Kunduz, along with Taliban gains in areas of Helmand and Uruzgan where they also threaten provincial capitals, has underlined the group's growing strength and exposed weaknesses in Afghanistan's defenses.
Taliban forces have also advanced near the Helmand capital of Lashkar Gah, as well as Uruzgan's capital of Tarin Kot. While Helmand and Uruzgan are both provinces centered on the opium trade, Kunduz is much farther north, and a much bigger city.
The attack in Kunduz, along with Taliban gains in areas of Helmand and Uruzgan where they also threaten provincial capitals, has underlined the group's growing strength and exposed weaknesses in Afghanistan's defences.
The provincial capital of Kunduz, in the northeast, has been under near-continuous siege for more than a year, briefly falling to the Taliban last October, while Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand, is almost encircled and Tarin Kot, the capital of ...
The attack in Kunduz, as well as Taliban gains in areas of Helmand and Uruzgan where they also threaten provincial capitals, has underlined the insurgents' growing strength and exposed weaknesses in the government, which is meeting international donors ...
Afghan forces were conducting clearing operations in Kunduz early Tuesday, warning that Taliban militants were hiding in civilian homes after an hours-long assault on the city repelled with the help of NATO air support.


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