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The commander of the Asadabad garrison would later become one of the leaders of the Afghan guerrilla units in the eastern provinces opposing the Soviet intervention forces.
In April 2003 the soldiers of the mortar platoon at Asadabad Fire Base were the ones that lend a 120-millimeter response to threats the base might face.
Passaro was working at the Asadabad Base in June 2003, in support of US military personnel, when a local man, suspected of participating in rocket attacks against the base, surrendered himself at the front gate.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/asadabad.htm   (1944 words)

 Salon.com News | U.S. airstrike near Asadabad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In an Afghan province known for its hostility to the West, the U.S. is hunting for a fierce Islamic military leader.
U.S. aircraft opened a thunderous airstrike Friday night in the mountains southeast of Asadabad near the Pakistani border, apparently targeting the forces of an Islamic radical who may be linked to Thursday's attempted assassination of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Asadabad is a stronghold of the Hizb-e-Islami party, a radical fundamentalist group headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, which has pressed for creation of an Islamic state in Afghanistan.
www.salon.com /news/feature/2002/09/06/asadabad/index_np.html   (358 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / U.S. Hunts 'Hearts and Minds' in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
ASADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. special forces have a new weapon in the hunt for Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda and the fight against militants on Afghanistan's rugged eastern border -- modern medicine.
He was speaking at the end of a month that has left commanders of U.S.-led NATO forces in Kabul fearing a spring offensive by Islamist guerrillas after the highest number of arrests in the capital since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001.
But in Asadabad, about 120 miles east of Kabul, U.S. soldiers say they have won friends among locals in a region where Taliban and al Qaeda militants, possibly even bin Laden, are believed to be hiding, by providing free modern medicine.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/04/30/us_hunts_hearts_and_minds_in_afghanistan   (682 words)

 KOMO : Two U.S. Marines Killed In Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"Two Marines were killed and one was wounded during an operation northeast of Asadabad," the provincial capital, Dyer said in a brief statement that did not give details on the operation.
Asadabad is 120 miles east of the capital, Kabul.
The province is one of several across southern and eastern Afghanistan plagued by insurgents.
www.komotv.com /news/printstory.asp?id=31890   (322 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Guardsman Shares Knowledge in Asadabad
ASADABAD PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM, Afghanistan, March 1, 2005 — Sgt. Bryan D. McCarty has spent his entire life working around construction sites, something that is helping him accomplish his mission of base improvement in Afghanistan.
While McCarty is Army-trained as a supply sergeant, he was nominated for the facility engineer assignment based on his extensive civilian knowledge of construction.
Sgt. Bryan D. McCarty uses a backhoe to dig a hole for a septic tank at the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction Team.
www.defendamerica.mil /profiles/feb2005/pr022505a.html   (514 words)

 Art of War. Alexey Vasiliev. Roses Of Asadabad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Though, real men do not limit their presents to one day per year… This story is about a bunch of roses – the bunch of roses from Asadabad.
I do believe that in spite of all the flowers having been presented before or afterwards that bunch would be remembered as the best and the sweetest one.
She was a nurse in an Afgan field hospital.
www.artofwar.ru /english/alex_vasiliev/tale_vasiliev_e_3.html   (383 words)

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 newsobserver.com | News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As the indictment details, Passaro was in Afghanistan working in support of United States military personnel at a base near the town of Asadabad.
As alleged in the indictment, on June 18, 2003, a local Afghani man named Abdul Wali, who was suspected of participating in rocket attacks on the Asadabad Base, surrendered voluntarily at the front gate of the base.
During these interrogations on June 19th and 20th, 2003, it is alleged that Passaro beat Wali repeatedly, using his hands and feet and a large flashlight.
newsobserver.com /news/story/1353154p-7466153c.html   (844 words)

 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
The blast killed the driver of the vehicle, his brother, the brother's son and the daughter of another brother, Khan said, speaking by satellite telephone from Asadabad.
The five wounded were in serious condition and were moved to a U.S. military hospital in Bagram, north of the national capital, Kabul, Khan said.
The pickup truck was traveling from Pashat village to Asadabad, about 9 miles to the west.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allPrintDocs/8BB62B54066EDAF487256DC5003F2266   (293 words)

 Asadabad (Kunar) is a place in the world on the Map of the World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Asadabad (Kunar) is geographically located at latitude (34.87 degrees) 34° 52' 11" North of the Equator and longitude (71.15 degrees) 71° 9' 0" East of the Prime Meridian on Pagenation the world Map.
Asadabad (Kunar) is located 60 kilometre from Shinpokh (Federally administered Tribal Areas).
Asadabad (Kunar) is located 75.5 kilometre from Batsawul (Nangarhar).
pagenation.com /world/Asadabad%20(Kunar)/71.15/34.87.map   (293 words)

David A. Passaro, 38, a resident of Lillington, N.C., was named in a four-count indictment returned today in U.S. District Court in Raleigh, N.C. Passaro was arrested this morning in Fayetteville, N.C., and he is scheduled for an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge in Raleigh today.
The indictment alleges that Passaro was working as a contractor on behalf of the Central Intelligence Agency, and that he was engaged in paramilitary activities in support of the U.S. military at a base in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, near the town of Asadabad.
Wali died, it is alleged, on June 21, 2003, in his cell on the Asadabad Base.
www.usdoj.gov /opa/pr/2004/June/04_crm_414.htm   (736 words)

 Asia Times
Every night, when they patrol Asadabad, Kunar's capital, they point their night vision goggles to the roof of the Istiqlal hotel where we are staying to check whether we're filming them.
On a visit to the American compound, in a former prison on the outskirts of Asadabad, we are met at the gate by two soldiers, one of them carrying a pistol in one hand and X-ray goggles in another.
Hekmatyar may be hidden and plotting in the mountains, 48 hours on foot to the northeast of Asadabad.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/DI12Ag03.html   (2488 words)

 Asia Times
ASADABAD, eastern Afghanistan - It's 7am in dirt-poor, semi-devastated Martyr's Square in this town in the heart of Kunar province.
The American Special Forces - housed in a huge compound that used to be the local jail on the outskirts of Asadabad - have been camped since the end of June; in the beginning they were less than a dozen, now they're hundreds, but still they haven't found what they are looking for.
One Abdullah, an Egyptian, went to Bajaur agency and shot Salafi in a mosque in 1992 because he was against Arab proselytizing in the region.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/DI11Ag03.html   (3557 words)

 JS Online: Commanders think bin Laden is alive
Asadabad, Afghanistan - After months of frustration, American commanders appear to have concluded that Osama bin Laden is probably still alive and moving between mountain hideouts somewhere on a 250-mile stretch of the 1,400-mile border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Roger King, said Special Forces units deployed to bases such as the one at Asadabad were working on the assumption that applying pressure on any possible hideout was the best means of exposing their quarry.
The two are directly involved in planning al-Qaida terrorist operations, according to the intelligence sources who are outside Saudi Arabia and didn't want their names or countries disclosed.
www.jsonline.com /news/intl/aug02/69752.asp?format=print   (908 words)

 68th Med. Co. honored for ‘Rescue of the Year’
Soon they left FOB Asadabad on the mission but were directed back because of confusion about the casualties’ location.
As they approached FOB Asadabad, a rocket-propelled grenade passed over the rotor blades, cleared the front of the AH-64 Apache helicopter serving as the MEDEVAC’s escort and exploded 300 meters away.
The priority was getting the wounded Marine stabilized, so the Blackhawk returned to FOB Asadabad, dropped off the patient for treatment and returned to retrieve the other personnel.
www.25idl.army.mil /article.asp?artid=4450   (678 words)

 Afgha.com - Anti-U.S. Backlash Brews in Extremist-Friendly Eastern Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Despite the increasing risk of alienationg the local population, U.S. troops based in the Kunar provincial capital of Asadabad seem to be continuing their operations unabated.
Highlighting the dangers, the U.S. military said unknown attackers opened fire last month on one of its patrols at Asmar, 10 kilometers (seven miles) north of Asadabad, but there were no casualties.
Convoys of three or four heavily-armed U.S. vehicles, sometimes accompanied by Afghan soldiers, regularly patrol the rocky tracks of the province, a vast valley which skirts the porous border with Pakistan.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=30854   (601 words)

 Stars & Stripes
At about 11 a.m., insurgents fired four rockets into the nearby town of Asadabad, one of which was a 107 mm rocket that landed in the garden of the governor’s residence but failed to explode, said Capt. Jim Wilt, a Maryland reservist with the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion.
In Asadabad, with U.S. soldiers keeping a low profile, Afghan officials said the first person to vote was a young woman who’d been a refugee in Pakistan during the Taliban regime.
Several U.N. officials in Asadabad told Stars and Stripes they believed the elections were premature, and hampered by rivalries between the U.S. military and U.N. workers.
www.pstripes.com /article.asp?section=104&article=23979&archive=true   (769 words)

 Al Qaeda massing for new fight | csmonitor.com
ASADABAD, AFGHANISTAN - Three separate clashes with Al Qaeda fighters this week, including Wednesday's foiled attack inside the city of Kabul, point to the terrorist organization's resurgence in Afghanistan.
Their battle plan, Afghan intelligence sources say, is to launch a massive attack on eastern Afghanistan, by crossing along the poorly defended mountainous border of Kunar Province, where opium and timber smugglers take their products out of Afghanistan either undetected or with the compliance of corrupt Afghan border officials.
They were soldiers working for the Afghan military chief, the sons of a prominent tribal leader, and should never have been told by US soldiers to disarm, say local military commanders.
www.christiansciencemonitor.com /2002/0809/p01s01-wosc.htm   (2346 words)

 Stars & Stripes
ASADABAD FIREBASE, Afghanistan — With the first Afghan presidential election complete, the effort to extend the power of the central government may have reached the tipping point.
In a meeting Monday with U.S. officials at Firebase Asadabad, one local leader compared Afghanistan’s first election to Eid, the end of Ramadan fasting and a time of celebration and feasting.
Local leaders regularly come to the Asadabad base, seeking help with projects and leaving detailed intelligence about local corruption and Taliban sympathizers — some of whom are still in power — with U.S. officials.
www.estripes.com /article.asp?section=104&article=24896   (1102 words)

 Asadabad, Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Asadabad (or Asad Abad) is a city of Afghanistan, the capital of Konar province.
Asadabad has been the scene of a number of incidents since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan began.
U.S. forces set up a provincial reconstruction team there in February 2004.
www.encyclopedia-1.com /a/as/asadabad__afghanistan.html   (64 words)

 Third Army/ARCENT/CFLCC - News Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The event is coordinated by representatives from the Combined Joint Task Force 76 personnel section and stops at forward bases in Salerno, Gardez, Tarin Kowt, Jalalabad and Asadabad once a month, said 1st Lt. Linda North, CJTF 76 personnel chief of operations.
To ensure as many service members are being touched by the rodeo as possible, North explained that she is constantly working on ways to improve the program.
But for now, it's a sure bet those who were touched by the rodeo at FOB Asadabad were happy as they filed out, their shopping bags full with CDs, food, fitness supplements and entertainment accessories.
www.arcent.army.mil /news/archive/2004_news/august/rodeo.asp   (600 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Civilian Charged In Beating of Afghan Detainee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A grand jury in Passaro's home state of North Carolina handed up a four-count indictment that accused him of using a large flashlight to beat a detainee suspected of participating in rocket attacks on a U.S. military base near the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
He had worked for the CIA since December 2002 and got to Asadabad in early June 2003, said a U.S. official familiar with the case.
A member of the U.S. military who was based in Asadabad when the death occurred said three CIA workers -- one full-time employee and two contractors -- took part in interrogating Wali.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A50792-2004Jun17?language=printer   (1128 words)

 Border province breeds potential Afghan revolt | csmonitor.com
ASADABAD, AFGHANISTAN –; As a former Islamic guerrilla against the Soviets, Najibullah remembers watching the long lines of Russian tanks, artillery, and disciplined soldiers coming to take over the Konar province.
About 10 miles south of the province's capital, Asadabad, is a US base manned by Special Forces, estimated to number about 500 soldiers.
In Barikot, a border city north of Asadabad, there are reports of more than 300 foreign fighters receiving refuge in the hometown of a top Hizb-I Islami commander, Kashmir Khan.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0123/p07s01-wosc.html   (1073 words)

 DefendAmerica News -Team Donates Goats to Afghan Camp
An additional 20 goats were purchased for distribution to mosques in Asadabad.
The goats were purchased from the Gudjer Tribes living in the mountains surrounding the Asadabad area.
Chawkay, located about 30 kilometers south of the Provincial Center of Asadabad in Kunar Province, is home to one of these camps.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/jan2005/a012405wm3.html   (400 words)

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 USATODAY.com - Afghan official: Heart attack may not have killed prisoner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Passaro faces four counts of assault and assault with a dangerous weapon — a flashlight — on Abdul Wali, who died at a U.S. base in the Afghan town of Asadabad on June 21, 2003.
Passaro's defense has seized on a June 27, 2003, comment made to an Iranian radio station by Fazel Akbar, the governor of Kunar province where the base is located, as evidence that Wali died of a heart attack.
Hyder Akbar said Wali turned himself in to the governor's office because he was suspected of involvement in rocket attacks on the American base at Asadabad, 120 miles east of the capital, Kabul.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-06-19-afghan-death_x.htm   (771 words)

 The New York Times > International > Middle East > Contractor Is Indicted for Prison Abuse in Afghanistan
Passaro is accused in an indictment of beating the prisoner with his fists, kicking him and hitting him with a flashlight during two days of questioning about rocket attacks against Americans.
Wali voluntarily surrendered at the Asadabad base on June 18, 2003, and was put in a cell for questioning.
Ashcroft said the area around Asadabad is mountainous and is a stronghold of Al Qaeda and Taliban elements.
www.nytimes.com /2004/06/17/international/middleeast/17CND-DETA.html?ei=5007&en=fe17ff528e54c495&ex=1402891200&pagewanted=print&position=   (577 words)

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