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Afghan warlord warns of Islamic State rise is still relatively small. Until recently, it was largely seen in the eastern provinces bordering Pakistan, including Helmand, where the government claims to have killed two former Taliban commanders who switched allegiance and set up a recruiting...
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Are Afghan forces ready to go it alone?

...providing security in three districts in Helmand province - Marja, Nad Ali and Nawa...completed, warfare will intensify in Helmand," he said. "It's true that the Afghan...will certainly entail bloodshed among Helmand's people," Abdul Hadi said. "At...
Outside editorial: US must show that a central government can work in Afghanistan

T he current offensive in Helmand province is providing evidence that President Barack Obama's plan to begin pulling out of Afghanistan by summer 2011 will be...
Photo: Alaska soldier fights Taliban

...Bobby Orr of Fairbanks, with 3rd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 5th Marines, returns fire Sunday in Nawa district, Helmand province, southern Afghanistan. Taliban militants opened up on the Marine patrol using assault rifles, medium machine guns...
The long haul is over IED detonated under him while on foot patrol on Jan 16, 2012, near a Marine patrol base in the Sangin District in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.He lost three limbs (both legs and left arm), his right eye and sustained a traumatic...
Afghanistan vet honored as troops head to Iraq

...and beautiful thing."Carpenter was barely 21 years old when he was assigned to guard a patrol base in a small village in Helmand province. That's where he and Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio were assigned to provide security from a rooftop post, their...
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Petraeus has answers on Afghanistan, based on hope

...dusty U.S. outpost in hotly contested Helmand province, made clear why Obama called...spots" areas cleared of Taliban in rural Helmand districts such as Nawa and Marjah. The...pressure to keep the capable governor in Helmand from being fired by President Hamid Karzai...
What might have been in Afghanistan

...focuses on the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, which were the Taliban...home base in the 1990s. I traveled to Helmand and Kandahar in 2010 and 2011 and saw...surge troops went to sparsely populated Helmand - rather than to the critical area around...
Juneau Marine seriously injured by roadside bomb blast

...Forward Operating Base Edinburgh in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan; the British...Bastion northwest of the capital of the Helmand Province; Bagram Air Base in the Parvan...located in the Sangin District in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.No...
Photo: A hero returns to Alaska

...Anchorage International Airport. Fleury was one of four Marines who died Oct. 26 in a helicopter collision in Afghanistan in the Helmand Providence of Afghanistan while serving with the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. A funeral will be at noon on Friday at...


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