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  Kandahar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kandahār (or Qandahār) is a city in southern Afghanistan, the capital of Kandahar province.
The present city of Kandahar was founded in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great, near the site of the ancient city of Mundigak (established around 3000 BC).
Under the Abbasids and later Turkic invaders, Kandahar was conquered by Muslims who converted the local Pashtuns and the city came under the influence of the Khurasan region, while retaining its local Pashtun language and culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kandahar   (682 words)

 Encyclopedia: Kandahar province
Badghis province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Bamiyan province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
Kabul province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kandahar-province   (593 words)

 KANDAHAR - LoveToKnow Article on KANDAHAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although Kandahar has long ceased to be the seat of government, it is nevertheless by far the most important trade centre in Afghanistan, and the revenues of the Kandahar province assist largely in supporting th~ chief power at Kabul.
Immediately to the south and west of Kandahar is a stretch of well-irrigated and highly cultivated country, but the valley of the Arghandab is the most fertile in the district, and, from the luxuriant abundance of its orchards and vineyards, offers the most striking scenes of landscape beauty.
Kandahar was occupied, and Shah Shuja reinstated on the throne of his ancestors.
28.1911encyclopedia.org /K/KA/KANDAHAR.htm   (2212 words)

 The City of Qandahar
Capital of Kandahar province with a population of 250,000.
Kandahar was founded by Alexander the Great (4th century B.C.).
Together with Peshawar, Pakistan, Kandahar is the principal city of the Pashtun people.
www.afghan-network.net /Culture/qandahar.html   (348 words)

 Rebels say they are in Kandahar 5
He indicated that northern alliance troops might be in the province of Kandahar, which covers a large area of southern Afghanistan.
Kandahar, 280 miles southwest of Kabul, is the last city held by the Taliban after U.S. airstrikes and offensives by the northern alliance pushed them out of most of Afghanistan this month.
Kandahar residents fleeing to the Pakistani border said bombs fell around the city overnight, but could give no details of casualties or damage.
www.dailytidings.com /2001/news1129/headline/dt_news-04.php   (359 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Violence Shadows Kandahar's Revival
In an arc of rugged, rural provinces stretching 400 miles along the border with Pakistan, Islamic extremists have staged recurrent, increasingly ruthless attacks on foreign and Afghan aid workers, from well-diggers to refugee counselors to land-mine clearers.
Kandahar is the regional headquarters for the United Nations and most aid agencies, but foreigners are now virtually nowhere to be seen.
Although Kandahar was once the religious headquarters of the Taliban movement and an important source of support for its harsh Islamic creed, people here said life had recently become more relaxed and businesses had begun booming with the influx of foreigners and the nearly finished repaving of the Kabul-Kandahar highway.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A6896-2003Nov22?language=printer   (1218 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Afghanistan Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Paktika Province, Afghanistan - A coalition soldier was wounded during a fire fight in the vicinity of the coalition firebase at Shkin, in Paktika province yesterday.
Bari Kowt, Kunar Province - A coalition soldier was wounded during a fire fight in the vicinity of the coalition firebase at Bari Kowt, in Kunar province yesterday.
Paktika Province, Afghanistan -- Coalition forces continuing their offensive operation near the firebase at Shkin, as part of Operation Mountain Viper, were engaged by a two ACM in the vicinity of the firebase.
www.defendamerica.mil /afghanistan/update/sep2003/au092603.html   (4525 words)

 CNN.com - 50 detainees returned to Kandahar - May 30, 2002
KANDAHAR AIRBASE, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Fifty of the 55 people detained last week in a raid of a village west of Kandahar were released on Thursday after U.S. authorities determined they were not al Qaeda members, authorities said.
Kandahar has a facility for detainees on the base, which is off-limits to journalists.
The village, west of Kandahar, is in Kandahar Province.
www.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/05/30/ret.afghanistan.kandahar/index.html   (424 words)

The city of Kandahar was founded in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great, near the site of the ancient city of Mundigak (established around 3000 BC).
It was towards the end of 1994 that the Taliban emerged from the city and set out to conquer the south, east and centre of the country; the city is still the 'spiritual' home of the movement.
Kandahar is also a hamlet in Saskatchewan, Canada; see Kandahar, Saskatchewan.
en.mcfly.org /Kandahar   (518 words)

 Kandahar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kandahar came to be dominated early by various Iranian tribes, but the Pashtuns would remain the most prominent group during most of its history.
Under the Abbassids and later Turkic invaders, Kandahar was conquered by Muslims who converted the local Pashtuns and the city came under the influence of the Khurasan region, while retaining its local Pashtun language and culture.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Oct. 10 -- A suspected Taliban guerrilla detonated explosives strapped to himself, killing a former militia commander and two others Monday in Kandahar, while a second suicide bomber was thwarted when Afghan police rushed to the scene.
www.infothis.com /find/Kandahar   (809 words)

 Taliban execute police chief, 7 others, hold 23 - Boston.com - Middle East - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban guerrillas said they executed a district police chief and seven other policemen on Sunday out of 31 police they were holding prisoner in the troubled southern Afghan province of Kandahar.
In separate violence in neighboring Helmand province, guerrillas killed a judge, an intelligence official and a guard in the district of Anad-i-Ali to the west of the provincial capital Lashkargah on Friday night, a provincial spokesman said.
The district is in the north of Kandahar province, about 400 km (250 miles) southwest of Kabul, and was the scene of operations by Afghan and U.S.-led forces last week in which government officials said nine guerrillas were killed.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/06/19/taliban_say_execute_police_chief_among_31_held_1119165852   (551 words)

 Afghan Warrior: 2005-06
According to the reports from eastern province of Kunar, the police chief of Sarkano district was killed along with two of his sons on Tuesday when a roadside bomb blew up their vehicle south of Asad Asadabad, the capital of the eastern province of Kunar.
The suicide attack in Kandahar province last week which killed over 20 people has taken a new turn after Akbar Khakrizwal, the brother of slain Kabul police chief Akram Khakrizwal, claimed that last week's bomb blast in Kandahar city's Mosque was not a suicide blast.
Kandahar governor Gul Agha Shirzai said in his statement right after the explosion that it was a suicide attack and was carried out by an unidentified Arab national.
afghanwarrior.blogspot.com /2005_06_01_afghanwarrior_archive.html   (2765 words)

 Why War? Keywords: Kandahar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
...A U.S. military convoy returning from the hospital in Kandahar was fired on late Tuesday on the outskirts of the city and one U.S. soldie...
...an, whose land lies 22 kilometres west of the main southern Afghan city of Kandahar, is one of many farmers in the region to benefit from the first major down...
...lled when their bus exploded on a bridge just outside the southern city of Kandahar, in an attack that the local police attributed to the Taliban or other reb...
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/places/Kandahar   (697 words)

 Encyclopedia: Kandahar
Peshāwar (known as Purushapura in Sanskrit, Pai-khawar in Pashto) is a city in Pakistans North-West Frontier Province (pop.
Quetta is the capital of the province Balochistan in Pakistan.
Pederasty, as idealized by the ancient Greeks, was a relationship and bond between an adolescent boy and an adult man outside of his immediate family.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kandahar   (1996 words)

 Definition of Afghanistan timeline April 2004
In the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan, two aid workers and a Afghan National Army solder were killed rebels.
Near the village of Dailanor, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, rebels ambushed a U.S. ilitary convoy on a road, detonating an explosion that wounded three U.S. Marines, one seriously.
In Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, an Afghan National Army soldier was killed and antoher was injured when their vehicle hit a mine.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Afghanistan_timeline_April_2004   (1603 words)

 Theunjustmedia News & Perspectives
In Greshk district of province Helmand, on Sunday Mujahideen and the enemy of Islam engage in a battle, Mujahideen attack the enemy of Islam as he was patrolling with his puppet Afghan forces.
Britain terrorists wounded in Kandahar suicide attack Four foreigners were wounded in a suicide attack in the southern Kandahar province on Sunday.
Kandahar Governor Asadullah Khalid said the victims were British customs officials who were on their way to the provincial customs department.
www.theunjustmedia.com   (3419 words)

 PeterMaass.com | Magazine Articles
Gul Agha Shirzai was the governor of Kandahar Province in the early 1990's, an infamous period filled with anarchy that was shocking even by Afghan standards.
The new governor of Kandahar Province is a large man of large appetites, not just for food, but for battle and laughter and power.
So in Kandahar, as in the rest of Afghanistan, the Taliban are gone and the warlords are back, and the last time they were in charge the country slipped into a horrid civil war to which the hand-chopping, head-chopping Taliban were the puritanical solution.
www.petermaass.com /core.cfm?p=1&mag=74&magtype=1   (3369 words)

 Kandahar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kandahar gets its name from Gandhara, a kingdom of ancient India.
Kandahar city was founded in the 4th century BC by Alexander the Great, near the site of the ancient city of Mundigak(established around 3000 BC).
Babur, founder of the Mughal empire,reunited Kandahar to India in 16th century.
www.therfcc.org /kandahar-30248.html   (435 words)

 CNN.com - Talks yield agreement on interim Kandahar leader - December 9, 2001
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (CNN) -- After days of uncertainty and tension, anti-Taliban officials agreed Sunday on a new leader for the region in and around the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar: Gul Agha, Kandahar province's former governor.
Karzai and Agha believe Omar left Kandahar Friday night, the eve of a surrender he had negotiated with Karzai, possibly heading northwest into the mountains of Oruzgan province.
Karzai later convened a meeting to settle the situation and prevent armed conflict in Kandahar.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/central/12/09/ret.kandahar   (398 words)

 HINDU - Online Information article about HINDU
province the summer heat is intense, and the simoon is not unknown.
At Kandahar snow seldom falls on the plains or lower hills; when it does, it melts at once.
At Herat, though 800 ft. lower than Kandahar, the summer climate is more temperate; and, in fact, the climate altogether is far from disagreeable.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /HIG_HOR/HINDU.html   (5584 words)

 Worldandnation: Afghans worry that Iran is subverting Kabul
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Officials here are increasingly concerned that Iran, a neighbor accused of political meddling in the border province of Herat, may now be bringing money, goods and weapons deeper into Afghanistan in an effort to undermine its new government.
Officials in Kandahar have been especially concerned about persistent reports of Iranian meddling in Helmand province, a vast rural region adjacent to the city where some former Taliban commanders and renegade local warlords are thought to be operating.
Kandahar authorities said they were also concerned about the close Iranian connections of Ismail Khan, the powerful governor of Herat province, who was exiled to Iran for the past two years and returned to Afghanistan last month after the Taliban forces collapsed.
www.sptimes.com /2002/01/24/news_pf/Worldandnation/Afghans_worry_that_Ir.shtml   (705 words)

Latifullah Hakimi, purporting to speak on behalf of the resurgent Taliban movement, said that Ahmadullah, intelligence chief of the central Afghan Oruzgan Province, was killed on 11 April, the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported on 12 April.
The threats were contained in pamphlets distributed in Logar Province, about 70 kilometers southeast of Kabul, according to a source only identified by the agency as an "intelligence official." "We advise all Afghans not to risk their lives attending the elections," the pamphlets said, according to the official.
The decision to elevate Panjsher to a province is a tribute to former mujahedin military commander Ahmad Shah Mas'ud, who administered the district independently during the jihad (1978-92) period.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2004/04/16-280404.htm   (5052 words)

 Blood, Tears, Terror and Tragedy
For a man who couldn't read and had never left Kandahar province in all his life, it was a chilling enough description of the Spectre, the American "bumble bee'' aircraft that picks off militiamen and civilians with equal ferocity.
Kandahar may not be the Taliban Stalingrad -- not yet -- but tragedy was the word that came to mind.
Seizing, it seems, was also on the mind of the Foreign Office, earnestly warning reporters that Taliban invitations to Kandahar were a trap to kidnap foreign journalists.
www.ccmep.org /hotnews/blood112601.html   (901 words)

 Northern Alliance says bin Laden is in Maruf village in Kandahar province
KABUL, Nov. 18 (AFP) - Oussama Ben Laden is always in Afghanistan, in the province of Kandahar (southern), announced Sunday with the AFP Younis Qanooni, one of the persons in charge for the Alliance of north.
The town of Maruf is to about fifty kilometers of the Pakistani border, in the extreme is province of Kandahar.
Kandahar, stronghold traditional of the talibans, would be according to the agency Afghan Islamic Press, one of the four provinces which control still, partially or entirely, the fundamentalist militiamans who had accomodated and offered hospitality to Oussama Ben Laden five years ago.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/573333/posts   (1201 words)

 Mohammad Ibraheem Khwakhuzhi
Mohammad Ibraheem Khwakhuzhi son of Dur Mohammad Khan was born on 28th of February 1920 in Malajat of Kandahar Province Afghanistan.
Mohammad Ibraheem Khwakhuzhi the director of Education in Kandahar Province was arrested by the Kandahar's Governor Mohammad Younus Khan.
In 1956 he was forced to leave Kandahar and settle in Kabul and then in Kabul he was hired as a skilled member of the Pashto Educational Academy.
www.afghanan.net /biographies/khwakhuzhi.htm   (753 words)

 Final report on the situation of human rights in
The objectives of the new authorities in Kandahar are the same as those of the Taliban: to collect weapons in provinces under their control and to attempt to guarantee security on the main roads, especially along the highway between Chaman (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan) and Kandahar.
The judicial system in the province is decentralized to the extent that political parties also appear to exercise judicial competences before referring a case to the judicial commission.
All of his interlocutors emphasized that the peace and security prevailing in the province stemmed from the fact that the people of Bamyan had always been united, now as well as during the struggle against the occupation forces and the former regime, regardless of their ethnic origin or the party to which they belonged.
www.unhchr.ch /Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/TestFrame/c3e13fa375d96e7a80256715003d714d?Opendocument   (6097 words)

 Murderer killed in coalition raid in Kandahar province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Murderer killed in coalition raid in Kandahar province
The action occurred April 21 in Kandahar province in the southern part of the country.
He was shot on a road in southern Helmand province.
www.af.mil /news/story_print.asp?storyID=42303181   (276 words)

 Mail an article...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He said some 1,500 Afghan and American soldiers are conducting the operation in a rugged mountainous region in southern Afghanistan for Taliban fighters.
The operation, which began Saturday, was being carried out in Sangisakh Shaila, a mountainous area on the border between Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces, about 70 kilometers north of the city of Kandahar.
Kandahar had been the stronghold of Taliban and the home province of Taliban leader Mulla Mohammad Omar.
www.rantburg.com /jMailer.asp?ID=12209   (199 words)

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