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  Helmand Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Helmand (Persian: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
In response, British troop levels in the province were increased, and new encampments were established in Sangin and Gerishk.
News reports identified the insurgents involved in the fighting as a mix of Taliban fighters and warring tribal groups, primarily the Ishakzai and Alikozai, who are heavily involved in the province's lucrative opium trade [3].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Helmand_Province   (588 words)

 Herat Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The province was one of the first major battlegrounds in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and remained an active area of guerrilla warfare throughout, with local military commander and mujahideen Ismail Khan leading resistance to Soviet rule from 1979 until the Soviet withdrawal in 1988 (see the article on the city of Herat for details).
When the Soviets withdrew, Khan became the governor of the province, in which position he remained until the Taliban took control of the province in 1995.
The province is currently (as of November 2003) ruled more or less autocratically by Khan, despite some attempts by the interim central government (headed by Hamid Karzai) to weaken the power of local strongmen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Herat_province   (691 words)

Badakhshan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.It is in the east of the country.
Nurestan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
.Vardak province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
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 RedOrbit - Technology - New Afghan Local Radio Station Starts Test Broadcasts in North
The inauguration of this local radio station was attended by the governor and leaders of Jowzjan Administration, the heads of government departments, a number of media officials and people who are involved in cultural affairs.
The 12 officials from the Jowzjan Radio and Television Department involved in improving the programmes of state- run television have voluntarily undertaken responsibility for Jowzjan Radio as well.
Afterwards, Azimollah Rahmanyar, the head of the Jowzjan Province Information, Culture and Tourism Department, talked about the importance of radio and television stations in terms of raising people's awareness and reflecting the true state of society.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=177694&source=r_technolog   (506 words)

 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
A plan explaining the methods and procedures for teaching the Uzbek and Turkmen languages in the schools of this province was outlined.
They visited districts and all the schools of the province to sound out the ideas of students and their parents.
According to the head of the Jowzjan Province Education Department, the Education Ministry has decided to launch a campaign to outline the methods and procedures for teaching the Uzbek and Turkmen languages in Jowzjan Province schools.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allPrintDocs/3858F40D841D22368725701F004045D8?OpenDocument   (569 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Reporter bullied over alleged war crimes video
The men took him to a private prison in Jowzjan province, where he was interrogated and tortured for 10 days.
Jowzjan province is one of the main bases for militias linked to Dostum.
According to Zaki, Mayel was then detained in a Jowzjan province prison run by the government.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=10139   (1276 words)

 Situation Reports: Afghanistan, BAAG Afghanistan Monthly Review Nov 2005
It is noteworthy that, in the provincial council elections, Abdul Qadir Dostam, the brother of Abdul Rashid Dostam, received 25.08% of the vote in Jowzjan Province and that President Karzai’s brother received 10.56% of the votes in Kandahar.
While these two particular provinces have a history of extreme conservatism or Islamic radicalism, it is not possible to determine an obvious geographical pattern for the percentage of votes allocated to the successful female parliamentary candidates across the country.
In the 13 provinces where the successful female candidates, between them, had more than 5% of the vote, it thus appeared to be the case that there were one or two particularly strong female candidates (Kabul was the exception where each female candidate received about the same percentage as the others).
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/EVOD-6K8HZG?OpenDocument   (3569 words)

 South Asian Media Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A vehicle carrying Turkmen Quarab Nazar and colleagues was sprayed with bullets as they returned from a wedding in Jowzjan province on Wednesday.
Jowzjan police official Ibrahim Sharwal said: "It's the work of the Taleban, none of their equipment or money was taken."
However, the Taleban are not known to operate in the province and the attack may have been carried out by allied groups or local bandits.
www.southasianmedia.net /index_story.cfm?id=239378&category=Frontend&Country=AFGHANISTAN   (308 words)

 Four aid workers killed in Afghanistan
The aid workers - all believed to be Afghan citizens - were killed in Mingajik district in the northern province of Jowzjan.
Earlier this month, two Afghan employees of the UN's children's charity, Unicef, were killed in a rocket attack as they were driving on the road from Herat, in the west, to Kandahar in the south-east.
A person claiming to be a spokesman for the Taleban telephoned the BBC on Monday warning of attacks in the north of the country.
www.kashar.net /complete.asp?id=3648   (229 words)

 [ www.azadiradio.org ]
Jalali also said that the governor of Sar-e Pul Province, south of Faryab, has also left his post as Dostum is trying to "stamp his authority on the region," "The New York Times" reported on 9 April.
The talks coincide with an ongoing survey on the supply of natural gas to Kabul from the Jowzjan Province in the north, the broadcaster added, and included representatives from the Afghan Mining and Industry Ministry, consultants Hill International, and the head of the Jowzjan Afghan Gas Department (identified only as "Habibullah").
The discovery of natural gas in Jowzjan Province in the 1970s spawned a small network of pipelines to carry gas to Mazar-e Sharif.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2004/04/14.asp   (2139 words)

 Jowzjan - Schema-Root   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The best known unit was the largely Uzbek "Jowzjan militia" of Abdul Rashid Dostum, but there were several others, such as the Achakzai tribal militia, a...
In Jowzjan, west of Balkh, the head of the provincial agriculture department, Abdul Rashid, said, "The data we have gathered indicates that the drought has...
Three female ActionAid employees and their driver were killed by assailants on motorcycles in the Mingajik district of Jowzjan Province on May 30, Sheberghan...
schema-root.org /region/asia/southwest_asia/afghanistan/provinces/jowzjan   (810 words)

 Afgha.com - Interim Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province said dozens of militants tried to storm the police station in the town of Miana Shien.
A suicide bomber died in Farah Province when his vehicle detonated near a convoy of U.S.-led coalition forces and the Afghan National Army (ANA) on June 1, Peshawar-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported.
But in the western province of Herat this week, a provincial agriculture official announced that he may have one answer that can help.
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 Ethnicity prevailed during Afghan Jirga deliberations -DAWN - International; 08 January, 2004
A delegate from Jowzjan province, Engineer Ahmad, an Uzbek, said that in the last days of the Loya Jirga "we preferred compromise to justice.
One of the issues that upset Pushtun delegates was that Pushtu was not formally recognized as the national language.
Naqibullah from Oruzgan province said: "It was agreed by the leadership that Pushto was accepted as the national language of the people of Afghanistan.
www.dawn.com /2004/01/08/int1.htm   (625 words)

The governor of Afghanistan's northwestern Faryab Province, Enayatullah Enayat, says fighting continued for a third day today between the private army of a powerful northern warlord and a militia force that is backed by the central government.
The clashes in Faryab are the latest to demonstrate the difficulties faced by Karzai as the Afghan central government attempts to extend its authority into provinces that are controlled by warlords and their militia fighters.
And the main reason for this is for them to show their strength from the direction of Shebergan and [to pressure those] in Faryab Province who are obeying the central government," Anayat said.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2004/04/15-140404.htm   (3389 words)

 Urdu Times
Urdu Times (news) The esteemed governor of Jowzjan Province, Roz Mohammad Nur, had a meeting with a group of professional engineers and workers from the Korean Samwhan Corporation.
They have arrived in Sheberghan, the centre of Jowzjan Province, to survey a highway in the north in order to repair and tarmac it.
Afterwards, the governor of Jowzjan Province appreciated the hard work of the group in implementing the plans successfully in Sheberghan.
www.urdutimes.com /englishnews/2004/07/10/en5   (204 words)

 Turkmenistan Project
The governor of Afghanistan’s Northern Province and the consul-general of Turkmenistan based in Mazar-e Sharif, Balkh Province, met with Shah Mardan Qul, the head of the Northern Foreign Affairs Department on December 4.
The governor of Jowzjan Province, Roz Mohammad Nur, had a meeting with (?Bazarbai Kabayov), the consul-general of Turkmenistan based in Mazar-e Sharif [capital of Balkh Province], in his office today.
The governor of Jowzjan Province reassured the Turkmen consul-general that the electricity bills will be paid to the Power Ministry of Turkmenistan as soon as possible.
www.eurasianet.org /turkmenistan.project/index.php?page=/wnb/wnb041203&lang=eng   (3521 words)

 Print Message
2] and Jowzjan province to the west, along the road to Herat.
Taliban fighters appeared to be retreating east toward the neighbouring province of Kunduz or heading for Kabul.
Others were moving west through Jowzjan province, trying to make a new stand near the town of Shiberghan -- Dostum's birthplace -- and following the main road to the strategic southwestern city of Herat, Afghan Islamic Press said.
www.suite101.com /print_message.cfm/investing/68672/546950   (463 words)

Balkh, a northern province, was assassinated in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in broad
Balkh province is strategically located, straddling the road to the border with
Mazar-e-Sharif is a unique city and province where the ethnic balance is crucial.
www.jamestown.org /edm/article.php?article_id=2370359   (680 words)

 Flood relief under way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
"As of 22 March, three men and a woman have been reported dead in the Gezab district of [the central province of] Uruzgan and 750 houses destroyed in Dehrawood district of that province," Dad Mohammad, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told IRIN in Afghan capital Kabul.
A total of 25 mt of wheat, rice and pulses were sent to the province last week.
A flash flood in the central province of Uruzgan's Deh Rawud district on 18 March led to the evacuation of 400 people to the provincial capital, Tirin Kot.
www.irinnews.org /print.asp?ReportID=46261   (685 words)

 Women's Voices in the Learning for Life Initiative in Afghanistan
A visitor to classes in Jowzjan province writes, “In every class we went to, the learners talked about the impact the health materials have had on the way they cook, wash and use the toilet and said that their husbands, and children--and even the mullahs--are noting the positive impact LfL is having on their community.”
While women are attending class, female relatives often help with their household chores and take care of the older children, but it’s not uncommon to see a woman in class writing with her right hand while her left arm holds an infant to her breast.
In Kabul province, where 610 women are completing the nine-month course, several mothers and daughters in the village of BegToot have been attending class together.
www.msh.org /afghanistan/news_room/stories/Afghanistan_womens_voices_LfL_jan2006.html   (1947 words)

 Industrial sector
The country was estimated in 1978 to have petroleum reserves totaling some 70 to 100 million barrels located in Faryab and Jowzjan provinces.
Another indication of significant petroleum discoveries was the government's plan to build a petroleum refinery in Jowzjan with an annual capacity of 500,000 tons after crude oil production commenced.
Wood and stone carving were concentrated in the northeastern provinces, while jewelrymaking was done primarily in the Kabul area.
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 April 26, 2002: USAID Fact Sheet on Humanitarian Aid for Afghanistan
In Faryab, Takhar, and Badakshan provinces, eggs have not yet begun to hatch due to the higher altitude, and in Jowzjan Province, egg beds were destroyed this year by sandstorms.
UNHCR reported that 39.0 percent of the returnees from northern Pakistan are going back to Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan, 38.7 percent to Kabul Province, 5.7 percent to Parwan Province in central Afghanistan, 3.5 percent to Jowzjan Province in the north, 2.9 percent to Laghman Province in the east, and 9.2 percent to other provinces.
Some 21 percent of the Afghan refugees from southern Pakistan are returning to Kunduz Province in the north, 20 percent to Kabul, and 16 percent to Kandahar Province in the south.
www.us-mission.ch /press2002/0426USAIDAFGHAN.htm   (3583 words)

 Alexander's Gas & Oil Connections - US allocates $ 3.5 mm to Afghan oil and gas exploration project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
24-01-05 Roz Mohammad Nur, the governor of Jowzjan Province, had a meeting with a number of gas, oil and geology experts from the United States of America and a US diplomat attached to the PRT [Provincial Reconstruction Team] based in Mazar-e Sharif [the provincial capital of Balkh Province].
Afterwards, the governor of Jowzjan Province said in welcoming the guests: "I am grateful for your actions because you have started to study and survey the gas and oil fields.
They also exchanged views on ways to speed up reconstruction in Jowzjan Province and emphasized the importance of this issue.
www.gasandoil.com /goc/news/ntr50676.htm   (362 words)

In April, forces loyal to Dostum crossed from their base in Jowzjan Province to neighboring Faryab Province and ousted Enayatullah Enayat, the governor appointed by Kabul (see "RFE/RL Afghanistan Report," 14 and 28 April 2004).
Ghor police chief Mohammad Zaman said that between 20 to 30 armed men attacked a government post in the Tolak District of the province and in the ensuing fighting two militants and a policeman were killed.
Morteza Afqah, the Khuzestan Province deputy governor-general for political and security affairs, told ISNA that he has never heard of the Arab Movement Party but he confirmed that unidentified gunmen attacked the Shekareh electricity generator in Kut Abdullah.
www.rferl.org /newsline/2004/06/6-SWA/swa-140604.asp?po=y   (2339 words)

 RedOrbit - Technology - Afghan Official Asks Cable TV Stations to Respect Religious Values
Jowzjan Province Governor Joma Khan Hamdard had a meeting with owners of cable TV stations in his office today.
Azimollah Rahmanyar, the head of the Jowzjan Province Information, Culture and Tourism Department, also attended the meeting.
Rahmanyar said that the Jowzjan Province Information, Culture and Tourism Department had been regularly monitoring programmes broadcast by cable TV stations.
www.redorbit.com /news/technology/379774/afghan_official_asks_cable_tv_stations_to_respect_religious_values/index.html?source=r_technology   (392 words)

 Jowzjan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jowzjan (Persian: جوزجان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Jowzjan Kabul Kandahar Kapisa Khost • Kunar • Kunduz Laghman Lowgar Nangarhar Nimruz Nurestan Oruzgan Paktia Paktika Panjshir Parvan Samangan • Sar-e Pol • Takhar • Wardak • Zabul
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