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News Afghanistan » Helmand: Can Iran and Afghanistan cooperate to bring an oasis back from the dead?

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Since 2014, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been crafting a restoration plan that would require Afghanistan to help restore the flow of the Helmand, the main river feeding the former wetlands, and Iran to overhaul its water management.

News Afghanistan » Helmand: Secret Afghan Force Mimics, Infiltrates Taliban

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Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

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 ...

News Afghanistan » Helmand: 2017 Was A Deadly Year For Taliban In Helmand

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Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Over 2,000 Taliban fighters were killed and wounded during the course of last year in Helmand province, local officials said on Monday. Provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat said that 2017 was one of the deadliest years for the Taliban after Afghan ...

News Afghanistan » Helmand: TAPI 'a milestone' in Afghanistan's development: media

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Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

The pipeline will be 1,814 kilometers long and will have the capacity of transferring 33 billion cubic meters of gas from Turkmenistan to Pakistan and India through Herat, Farah, Helmand and Nimroz provinces of Afghanistan.

News Afghanistan » Helmand: At Least 10 Dead After Insurgent Attack, Roadside Blast In Afghanistan

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

On February 20, at least 26 Afghan police officers were killed and several others injured in Taliban attacks security checkpoints in Farah and Helmand provinces.

News Afghanistan » Helmand: 29 Killed in Afghanistan Attacks

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

At least 29 people, mostly Afghan police, were killed on Tuesday in a series of ... Five more police were killed in Helmand Province in another Talibn attack on a checkpoint overnight, though when the Taliban issued a statement of responsibility, they ...

News Afghanistan » Helmand: Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialog

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Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

A U.S. Marine watches Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on July 5, 2017.REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/ File photo KABUL — The Taliban said on Wednesday, in a rare statement to the American people, they wanted ...

News Afghanistan » Helmand: First Afghan female coders bring it on: Fight against Opium

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Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

In the game, with five supporting lives, an Afghan soldier mimics a real-life mission in Helmand to clear out drugs. The soldier encounters various obstacles in the process: the enemy hiding in tall corn fields, land mines, drug traffickers and hidden ...

News Afghanistan » Helmand: Afghan army shake-up to push out old guard in fight against Taliban

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Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani plans to retire more than ... a squad leader in the army’s 215 Corps based in the southern province of Helmand. “This decision will give our young officers hope and better morale to defend their country ...

News Afghanistan » Helmand: Taliban infiltrator kills 16 Afghan militia fighters

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

A Taliban infiltrator has killed 16 pro-government militia fighters in Afghanistan's Helmand province. The attacker had been fighting alongside the militia for months before turning his gun on them on Saturday night, at a checkpoint in the Gereshk district.