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  Afghanistan Rocked As 105 Die in Violence
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, May 18 -- Afghanistan has been rocked over the past two days by some of the deadliest violence since the Taliban was driven from power in late 2001.
Afghanistan experienced several years of relative calm after a pro-Western government took over in Kabul in 2001.
The violence has surged as NATO forces prepare to assume the lead military role in Afghanistan from U.S. troops this summer, a transition that some observers believe the Taliban and other insurgent groups are seeking to test.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/18/AR2006051800162.html   (850 words)

Asadabad is located in the northeastern province of Kunar.
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.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/asadabad.htm   (1944 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Afghanistan Update
Coalition Joint Task Force-180 is a coalition military operation in Afghanistan with military forces from 20 coalition partner countries focused on creating the conditions for security, stability and reconstruction.
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, June 25, 2004 —; Two Marines were killed and one was wounded during an operation northeast of Asadabad, Afghanistan, June 24, according to Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 19, 2004 – There are now more than 15,000 trained Afghan police officers and the Afghan police are on track to achieve their goal of almost 22,000 trained officers by the end of June, according to Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan officials.
www.defendamerica.mil /afghanistan/update/jul2004/au070104.html   (2434 words)

 Rocket Kills 6 Children in Afghan School
ASADABAD, Afghanistan - Students at a crowded school in eastern Afghanistan were studying outside when a rocket slammed into the school yard on Tuesday, killing six children and wounding 14 people.
Police blamed Taliban militants for the blast at the Salabagh School in Asadabad, alleging it was part of their campaign against government-sponsored education.
Asadabad sits at the bottom of a steep river valley and is surrounded by rugged mountains.
prisonplanet.com /articles/april2006/110406Rocket.htm   (431 words)

 Ethnologue report for Afghanistan
Radio Afghanistan broadcasts are promoting a standardized pronunciation of the literary language which is based on the old dictional tradition of the country, with its archaic phonetic characteristics.
Central Afghanistan mountains between Kabul and Herat (Hazarajat), in Kabul, in area between Maimana and Sari-Pul, in settlements in north Afghanistan and from immediately south of the IKoh i Baba mountain range almost all the way to Mazar e Sharif, and in the area of Qunduz, in Baluchistan and near Quetta in Pakistan.
Northeastern Afghanistan in the Munjan and Mamalgha Valleys.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Afghanistan   (1366 words)

 24 killed by bomb blasts in southern Afghanistan - Asia - Pacific - International Herald Tribune
ASADABAD, Afghanistan Two bomb explosions killed at least 24 people in southern Afghanistan on Monday, in an escalating campaign of violence that may be aimed at deterring NATO from taking over the task of ensuring security in the south of the country, officials said.
President Hamid Karzai condemned the bombing and said it was a sign that the "enemies of Afghanistan" were running scared in front of the achievements Afghanistan has made in establishing a Parliament and provincial councils, and they were resorting to suicide attacks and bombings.
Most of the bombers were non-Afghans, and some were drug addicts or defenseless people who had "lost all stability in their lives" and who were being duped into killing themselves, he said.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/01/16/news/afghan.php?rss   (534 words)

 ABC News: 10 Soldiers in Afghan Crash From Fort Drum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ten Fort Drum soldiers died in Afghanistan Friday evening when their CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter crashed during combat operations as part of a hunt for al-Qaida and Taliban militants believed to be hiding in the mountainous terrain of rugged and remote Kunar province.
The crash was the deadliest for U.S. forces in Afghanistan in a year, and was the deadliest for Fort Drum since March 11, 2003, when a chopper crash on post killed 11 soldiers.
Of the roughly 18,000 Americans serving in Afghanistan, about half are from the 10th Mountain Division, which is based at Fort Drum.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=1934640   (401 words)

 Rocket attack on Afghan schoolyard kills 7, wounds 34 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
ASADABAD, Afghanistan – A rocket exploded in a schoolyard in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, killing seven students and wounding 34 other people in an attack possibly aimed at a nearby U.S. military base, officials said.
The tragedy was the deadliest in a string of assaults on Afghanistan's education system since the hard-line Islamic Taliban regime was ousted by a U.S.-led coalition after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Also yesterday, British authorities in London said three British soldiers were wounded, two seriously, when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Helmand province – the first attack on British forces since they began a NATO peacekeeping mission in the region.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20060412/news_1n12afghan.html   (420 words)

 Asia Times
Scores of international journalists are gathering at the Tora Bora to "commemorate" September 11 - perhaps hoping to shoot a bin Laden video in one of the myriad caves in which he was reputed to have hidden before escaping well before the advancing US troops arrived.
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)

 Enduring Freedom Casualties - Special Reports
Died at Camp Bastion near Lashkar Gah in the southern province of Helmand, Afghanistan, on March 22, 2006.
Died of non-combat related injuries sustained in an accident at Organ-E, Afghanistan, on October 15, 2005.
Died of injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident in Asadabad, Afghanistan, on September 11, 2006.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2004/oef.casualties   (4578 words)

 Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom - Listed by age
Hickey was evacuated from Bagram, Afghanistan, on June 30, 2004 and died in Landstuhl, Germany, of complications from a non-combat related illness.
Cruz died in Bagram, Afghanistan of non-combat related injuries sustained in an accident at Organ-E, Afghanistan, on October 15, 2005.
Rafferty died in Sharana, Afghanistan, as a result of shrapnel wounds suffered on July 20, while he was coordinating a response to a mortar and possible rocket-propelled grenade attack.
www.fallenheroesmemorial.com /oef/age.html   (12890 words)

 U.S. copter crash kills 10 in Afghanistan
ASADABAD, Afghanistan, May 6 (UPI) -- Ten unidentified soldiers were confirmed killed when a U.S. helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, but witnesses say enemy fire wasn't the cause.
The BBC reports the CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed near a landing zone in the mountains by Asadabad, the capital of Kunar Province, 150 miles east of Kabul.
U.S. officials confirmed the crash wasn't a result of fighting and that all 10 soldiers on board had died, but didn't say what nationality they were.
www.softcom.net /webnews/wed/dr/Uafghanistan-copterkilled.R33E_Gy6.html   (104 words)

 Al Qaeda massing for new fight   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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.
Spokesmen for the American military operations in Afghanistan say they are able to confirm parts of the Afghan intelligence reports, and add that they are prepared for any possible Al Qaeda military offensive in the next few weeks or months.
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.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/730223/posts   (2648 words)

 Quagmore Alert - Afghanistan Hates the Invaders! - Sean Hannity Discussion
ASADABAD, Afghanistan - The Afghan troops stood as the U.S. Special Forces soldiers entered the room.
In Afghanistan, that honor is reserved for elders and commanders.
The base at Asadabad is built on the side of a mountain overlooking a green river valley.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=31228   (1503 words)

 Al Qaeda plans move to Iraq
Now I am helping them to move from Afghanistan to Iraq because most of them were asked by their leadership to go there for the reason that it is easy to target Americans in Iraq than the Afghanistan."
The non-Pushtun taxi drivers claim that bin Laden is hiding in the mountains of Kunar close to Bajour, but Abu Zarar said most of the Arab fighters are moving towards southern Afghanistan which is closer to the Iranian border.
All the sources I spoke to in Afghanistan are sure bin Laden is alive.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/sep/11osama.htm   (590 words)

 Asia Times
And al-Qaeda has also extended its network of informers in Asadabad, the capital of Kunar, capitalizing on the unrest the American presence is causing all over the Pashtun tribal belt.
American forces in Afghanistan to date seem to have followed a pattern of highly-publicized operations in the wrong places.
In Afghanistan, and of course in Pakistan as well, where America is operating its own air bases, in strategic Baluchistan.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/DH29Df04.html   (1807 words)

 Right We Are » Afghanistan
On the night of October 16th, 2004, Staff Sergeant John Howerton and his team were on counter-rocket patrol in Asadabad, Afghanistan when a trip flare they had placed earlier was set off.
18 rebels were killed in a U.S. assault on a cave network in southeastern Afghanistan on January 28th, 2003, the largest battle in Afghanistan in over a year.
The rebels were believed to be loyal to renegade warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, an ally of al-Qaeda and the Taliban.
rightweare.com /war-stories-link-central/afghanistan   (340 words)

 US Dept of State - CIA Contractor Indicted for Abuse of Afghan Detainee
According to the indictment, Passaro was working at the Asadabad Base in June 2003, in support of U.S. military personnel, when a local man, suspected of participating in rocket attacks against the base, surrendered himself at the front gate.
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.
usinfo.state.gov /sa/Archive/2004/Jun/17-434309.html   (1216 words)

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