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2011-01-05 10:35:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from NATO TV at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=3d6ffd24-503b-4f54-8834-87f300ccdca4 No strangers to conflict, a small contingent of Bosnians have deployed to Helmand Province to assist their Danish colleagues in Gereshk. Available video includes a collection of shots from the NATO Channel story about the work of the Bosnian soldiers in Helmand. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free...

2010-07-19 10:18:00

LASHKARGAH, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bayat Foundation laid the cornerstone to begin construction on a 50-bed maternity hospital in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand, Afghanistan's largest province. When completed later this year, the Fatema Bayat Maternity Hospital will include an operation and recovery room, pharmacy, waiting hall, kitchen, and power system to provide vital access to quality medical care. (Photo:...

2010-02-04 10:08:00

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roots of Peace, a U.S.-based non-governmental organization, received $30,420,241 in grants from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) last week to support rural farmers in Afghanistan's eastern and southern provinces over the next four years. Through USAID's Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP), Roots of Peace will work with 26,000 rural farmers to double their income from below...

2008-10-17 09:00:08

Afghan officials in the Lashkar Gah area claim a NATO airstrike killed 25-30 civilians but NATO officials say they can't confirm civilian casualties. NATO officials said they are investigating reports but were "unable to confirm any civilian casualties" in the area where Taliban fighters have been fighting NATO troops, The New York Times reported Friday. Residents claiming they saw Thursday's airstrike said at least 18 bodies, all women and children, were removed from the rubble then...

2008-09-03 09:00:12

Text of report by Spanish newspaper La Razon website, on 3 September Karachi: While discontent among Afghans increases over the rise in the number of civilian victims and the division deepens between the Kabul government and coalition forces, British troops in Afghanistan have completed one of the largest logistical operations in the past seven years, delivering a 200-tonne turbine to the hydroelectric plant in Kajaki [in Helmand Province], an area dominated by the Taleban. The huge...

2008-07-23 09:00:26

A bomb struck a military vehicle in Afghanistan's Helmand province, killing a British soldier and injuring two others, the defense ministry said Wednesday. The incident in Kajaki brought to 111 the number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, Sky News reported. The dead soldier was serving with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, attached to 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment. Separately, Xinhua, quoting a coalition statement, reported several militants were killed...

2008-07-14 09:00:05

Six Afghan guards with a private U.S. security firm died Monday in a roadside bomb blast in the opium-producing Helmand province in southwest Afghanistan. The guards, employees of a Houston company, were accompanying a company vehicle when they were hit by the roadside bomb in the town of Gereshk, CNN reported quoting the Afghan Defense Ministry. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. In a similar attack last December, Taliban militants killed 15 Afghan employees of the Houston...

2008-07-08 15:00:39

By TORCUIL CRICHTON A SCHEME to turn parts of war-torn Helmand province in Afghanistan into an agricultural food basket exporting worldwide are being drawn up by the Ministry of Defence under ambitious plans to supplant the opium production that funds the Taliban . The plans, that would see a vegetable canning and packaging plant set up next to Bost airport near Lashgar, are a sign of Britain's determination to stay the course in the country where 110 military personnel have lost their...

2008-07-05 06:00:16

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kandahar, 5 July: Explosions have killed 10 Taleban. Giving details of the incident to Afghan Islamic Press [AIP], the press office spokesman of the Helmand Province governor said yesterday three Taleban were killed when the mine they were planting in the central region of Musa Qala District [Helmand Province] exploded. The spokesman added that three other Taleban members of the same group later went to the area...

2008-06-19 00:00:00

FOUR soldiers killed in a blast in Afghanistan included a woman, the first British woman to be killed in action in the country. The troops were taking part in an operation east of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province when their vehicle was caught in an explosion at about 3.40pm local time yesterday. Three were killed in the blast, while the fourth was pronounced dead on arrival at Camp Bastion, the Ministry of Defence said. A fifth soldier also wounded in the blast is in a stable condition. It...


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