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2014-01-22 08:22:06

LENOIR CITY, Tenn., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The generosity of the United Arab Emirates - a leading international contributor to safeguarding civilians from mines and other unexploded remnants of war - resulted in more than 11,000 explosive devices being located and destroyed in a just-completed humanitarian project in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/CL50467) (Logo:...

2011-05-07 00:00:03

This article summarizes how the US military is benefiting from using Screen Machine Industries equipment for on-site crushing and screening of various aggregate materials to be used in military installations within Afghanistan. Also highlighted are details of what is involved in completing such a governmental contract for equipment going into a war zone. (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Screen Machine Industries, Inc., a US manufacturer of portable crushing and screening equipment, recently completed...

2010-12-06 08:15:00

DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow night, HDNet's Emmy award-winning news program, "World Report" will transport viewers to the center of the fight in Afghanistan - Kandahar Province - as correspondent Maura Axelrod and cameraman Lucian Read travel side-by-side with the 101st Airborne Division as they painstakingly try to drive insurgents out of the villages from which they launch their attacks. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080324/HDNETLOGO) "World Report"...

2010-04-14 07:00:00

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, successfully completed site acceptance testing with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces to deliver critical, air traffic control (ATC) communications for a new tower here in Afghanistan. Kandahar Airfield has become a prominent base for many NATO armed forces flying in and out of the theatre, including forces...

2009-07-06 08:36:00

KABUL, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Afghan Telecom (AT) Afghanistan's first long distance domestic private leased circuit (DPLC) and international private leased circuit (IPLC) provider through Optical Fiber Cable (OFC), today announced a significant agreement with Roshan to sell the transmission capacity of its National OFC Backbone Ring Network. The OFC, constructed by AT, will complement Roshan's existing infrastructure, enabling Roshan to ensure the redundancy of its network and provide...

2008-11-06 00:00:06

At least 40 Afghan civilians were killed and 28 more injured in a U.S.-led airstrike that hit a wedding gathering in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Xinhua reported Wednesday that U.S.-led coalition forces called in gunship helicopters Monday afternoon to retaliate against militants who had attacked them at Wech Baghtu village in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar. Officials said the attack hit a wedding party in an area where the Taliban insurgents' firing came from earlier in...

2008-11-05 15:00:12

Civilians including women and children were killed in a U.S. air strike aimed at Taliban militants in Afghanistan's Kandihar province, Afghan officials said. A spokesman for the governor of Kandihar said "a huge number" of people were killed and injured Monday at a wedding party mistakenly targeted by U.S. forces after a firefight with Taliban militants in the same village, the New York Times reported Wednesday. Ahmad Wali Karzai, brother of Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai and...

2008-10-05 15:00:17

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kabul, 5 October: Mine blasts have destroyed two ISAF vehicles in Fariab and Kandahar [provinces]. Taleban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yusof Ahmadi told Afghan Islamic Press [AIP] that today [5 October] the Taleban blew up two foreign Cruiser vehicles with mines in the Naghari area of Chehl Gazi District of Fariab Province, killing 16 foreigners on board. Meanwhile, about another similar incident, Ahmadi told AIP that...

2008-09-27 09:00:23

Text of report by private Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press news agency Kandahar 27, September: The commander of border police contingent in Spin Boldak District of Kandahar Province, Gen Abdol Razaq, told AIP that armed Taleban had planted remote-control mines on Spin Boldak-Arghestan road to blow up police patrol vehicle today morning, but the mines did not explode. He said that the police attacked the Taleban and as result of this two Taleban were killed. The border police...


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