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  Khost / Khowst Afghanistan
The town of Khowst is located on a plateau of at least 1,000 m altitude that extends to the East for about 40 km until the pakistan border.
The valley of Khowst is closed to the West with a long mountain chain with peaks that go over 3,000 m.
The trip is by armored convoy as we travel through the populated outskirts of Khowst.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/khowst_afld.htm   (743 words)

 The Standard - Woman candidate tough sell to Afghans - Commentary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
So she sent one of her two running mates, Mir Habib Sohaili, to look for votes in Khowst, where United States and Afghan forces are still fighting, and dying, in a counterinsurgency war almost three years after toppling the Taleban regime.
Forty minutes by car from the town of Khowst, in the village of Tala, families scratch out a living in small cornfields, and by selling firewood that spills down from the mountains with each spring melt.
Khowst is also where bin Laden opened his first base when he moved to Afghanistan in 1996.
www.thestandard.com.hk /stdn/std/Commentary/FJ04Df02.html   (1523 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Afghans, USAID Work Economic Plan for Khowst Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Carl Hollister, commander of the Khowst provincial reconstruction team, speaks at a mullah conference Dec. 6 at Khowst (Afghanistan) University.
Khowst spans across southeastern Afghanistan and shares a 140-kilometer-long border with neighboring Pakistan, noted Army Maj. Carl Hollister, commander of the Khowst provincial reconstruction team and a member of the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion.
The 412th is in Afghanistan to conduct civil-military operations in the Khowst province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Feb2005/n02152005_2005021502.html   (359 words)

 Guardian | Hidden letters reveal dark secrets of school for terror
All that remains of the training camp that was Abu Said's home for the last five years are four blocks of drab grey bungalows, an empty library and, in a corner where a bank of computers once stood, a small stack of documents.
The Observer was also able to see how Khowst, a dusty town in eastern Afghanistan set on a rocky plain ringed by baked and blasted mountains, had become the virtual fiefdom of bin Laden.
Some talk about 'further training' at other camps on the outskirts of Khowst, such as the infamous 'al-Farooq' base where advanced instruction was given to those recruits picked out by their tutors.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4306980-108920,00.html   (1498 words)

 3/6 Marines work to better Khowst
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afganistan (Nov. 02, 2004) -- Lieutenant Colonel Julian Alford, commander of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, sat conversing in the house of an Afghan doctor in the Khowjah Kalay village when a loud explosion interrupted their conversation.
A militant fired a 107mm rocket at the battalion commander while he conducted an operation with Weapons Company in the mountains between the provinces of Khowst and Gardez.
In less than a month, the battalion has conducted numerous operations throughout Khowst Province and an equal number of operations in the Nangarhar and Paktia Provinces.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/news/2004/11/mil-041102-usmc02.htm   (645 words)

 Greenwich Time - U.S. bombers target eastern Afghanistan
KHOWST, Afghanistan - The United States intensified its anti-terror campaign in turbulent eastern Afghanistan yesterday, dropping bombs on suspected al-Qaida and Taliban hideouts as a small group of U.S. special forces searched for renegade followers of Osama bin Laden.
He said the Americans were also looking for the killer of Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Chapman, a Green Beret killed Jan. 4 by small-arms fire during an ambush near Khowst, a few miles from the Pakistani border.
Bomb blasts shook Khowst after nightfall, suggesting the U.S. again struck in the Zawar Kili region, a nearby area that is riddled with tunnels and caves.
www.greenwichtime.com /news/elections/bal-te.military13jan13,0,1856026.story   (551 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Ultraconservatism and lack of resources hamper change for Khowsti women
Our hands are tied from other possibilities", she said, adding that she had also undertaken to publish a women's monthly, but that too had failed to materialise due to lack of funds.
A woman journalist in Khowst, who declined to be named, told IRIN that she had witnessed serious women's rights violations, including forced marriages, and calls for excessive dowries were all too common in the impoverished province.
Meanwhile, Hakim Taniwal, the governor of Khowst, told IRIN there were no security threats against women, but cultural impediments ran very deep, requiring much time, effort and resources to overcome.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/6f64c7182b81626585256dc6006892f0   (760 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Article
A convoy of soldiers from Forward Operating Base Solerno, rolled into Khowst in early February in a surprise visit to deliver 5,340 humanitarian daily rations as well as 16 boxes of medical supplies, warm clothes and shoes to the Civilian Hospital of Khowst.
It is staffed by seven doctors, two of them female, and all of whom work with the barest of equipment and are rarely paid for their services, said Col. John Wassner, commander of the 909th FST.
The clothing and shoes were donated by family members of the 909th FST from Fort Sheridan, Ill., and the food and medical supplies, including two boxes of antibiotics, were coordinated through the civil affairs team, who are involved in every humanitarian mission.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/feb2003/a021903a.html   (722 words)

 noticias - U.S. Soldiers Help Afghans Help Themselves   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In Khowst province, the Civil Military Operations Center is pioneering a way to speed up that process.
Reconstruction is still occurring, but here, the Afghan people are learning how to facilitate the projects through their own government's resources, said Army Sgt. 1st Class Edith Horn, a member of the 412th Civil Affairs Battalion and head of the Khowst CMOC.
While the people in Khowst are happy to be more independent, they still need help with procedures and are glad the CMOC team is available to provide this assistance.
www.noticias.info /archivo/2004/200411/20041113/20041113_39796.shtm   (776 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
The attacks are focusing on the region in and around the city of Khowst.
Now the mood in Afghanistan obviously is changing, and we're getting reports from the Khowst area -- from Khowst city, from Gardez -- that it is business as usual; there are no barricades.
And, evidently, in Zawar Kili, south of Khowst, they are finding significant numbers of weapons and ammunition.
www.studentnews.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0201/13/sm.05.html   (1091 words)

 Sofia News Agency
Nearly a day after declaring victory in a sustained battle with Taliban and al Qaeda forces, coalition forces came under attack overnight in the eastern Afghan town of Khowst, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Wednesday.
The coalition forces in Khowst were fired upon by machine guns, rocket -propelled grenades and mortars, Hilferty said.
The coalition troops returned fire and are "continuing to develop the situation," he said.
www.novinite.com /newsletter/print.php?id=8092   (101 words)

 Khowst, Afghanistan web design & development firms on The Firm List
This list of web design firms located in Khowst, Afghanistan is not a complete list, rather it is just the firms that have either been submitted or found by the editor.
Listings are geographically organized and should consist only of firms offering web design and/or development services.
If a firm no longer exists, is listed in the wrong location, or if it is not a new media firm, please feel free to email me.
www.firmlist.com /afghanistan/khowst.phtml   (143 words)

 DefendAmerica News - Marines teach English to children of Khowst
An Afghan boy from Khowst province writes the English alphabet in front of his class.
The English language class is sponsored by the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, on Forward Operating Base Salerno.
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan — While the U.S. Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment does extensive work in and around Khowst province in terms of providing security and assisting in reconstruction, the work they are doing on Forward Operating Base Salerno is also gaining recognition with the local populace.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/oct2004/a102104e.html   (689 words)

 DefenseLINK News: Rocket Attacks Launched on U.S. Bases in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Pentagon officials said there were no casualties in either of the attacks.
In the first incident, opposition groups launched two rockets at the U.S. forward operating base near Khowst at about 4 a.m.
An 82nd Airborne Division unit patrolling near Khowst also found three rockets set up to fire at the American base.
defenselink.mil /news/Nov2002/n11012002_200211012.html   (232 words)

 New Provincial Reconstruction Team Opens in Khowst
The PRT will serve the whole of Khowst Province.
This opening represents another step in the PRT expansion process aimed at extending the reach of the Afghan central government by delivering security and dramatically accelerating reconstruction, development, and long-term stability across Afghanistan.
A little more than a week ago, a 10-year-old Palestinian boy was stopped at a checkpoint and soldiers found an explosive belt set to go off in his school bag.
nyjtimes.com /Stories/2004/04NewReconstructonTeam.htm   (277 words)

 RELEASE 040105-01 / Civil affairs team assists with Khost Province school project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The current building is not large enough to accommodate them all, so teachers frequently move some of the children outside.
According to Maj. Jim Smith, a team leader with the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion, the $153,000 project is one of the largest the team has been involved with here in Khowst Province.
The 407th is deployed to Afghanistan from Arden Hills, Minn. They operate out of Chapman Airfield, a small American outpost on the edge of the city of Khowst.
www.soc.mil /News/releases/04JAN/040105-01.htm   (276 words)

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 CNN.com - Marine dies in helicopter crash in Afghanistan - Aug 12, 2004
(CNN) -- A U.S. Marine was killed and 14 others were wounded in Afghanistan's Khowst province Thursday when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed, a statement from the U.S. Central Command said.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to Central Command.
The eastern part of Khowst province borders Pakistan.
premium.asia.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/asiapcf/08/12/afghan.helicopter/index.html   (162 words)

 U.S. Marines patrol a road in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
U.S. Marines patrol a road in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.
U.S. Marines patrol a road in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, on Feb. 13, 2005.
The Marines are assigned to Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and are conducting security and stabilization operations in the province.
www.dod.mil /photos/Feb2005/050213-M-4697Y-038.html   (55 words)

 USAREUR Public Affairs News Release
On March 17, Afghan police and coalition forces recovered an anti-personnel mine, a hand grenade and a rocket near Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khowst province.
Also in Khowst province, coalition forces found three AK-47 assault rifles, ammunition and 8,000 Pakistani rupees, worth roughly $136.
A search by coalition forces north of Kandahar netted a cache of weapons, money and materials to build homemade bombs.
www.hqusareur.army.mil /htmlinks/Press_Releases/2005/Mar2005/21Mar2005-01.htm   (456 words)

 CNN.com - Four al Qaeda fighters killed in Afghanistan - April 30, 2002
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least four al Qaeda fighters have been killed this week by coalition Special Forces near the eastern Afghan city of Khowst, according to the U.S. military.
On Monday morning, Special Forces were observing a suspected terrorist site northeast of Khowst when they were fired on by three al Qaeda fighters, said Navy Cmdr. Frank Merriman, U.S. Central Command spokesman.
Soldiers returned fire and killed two al Qaeda fighters, said Maj. Bryan Hilferty, a U.S. military spokesman.
cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/04/30/afghan.fighting/index.html   (354 words)

 Traveljournals.net - Khowst va Fereng, Baghlan, Afghanistan - Location on world map, coordinates and short facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Traveljournals.net - Khowst va Fereng, Baghlan, Afghanistan - Location on world map, coordinates and short facts
/ Explore / Afghanistan / Locations / Khowst va Fereng, Baghlan
Maps and coordinates for Khowst va Fereng, Baghlan, Afghanistan are approximative and not valid for navigation.
www.traveljournals.net /explore/afghanistan/map/28898/khowst_va_fereng.html   (51 words)

 Traveljournals.net - Khowst, Konar, Afghanistan - Location on world map, coordinates and short facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Traveljournals.net - Khowst, Konar, Afghanistan - Location on world map, coordinates and short facts
/ Explore / Afghanistan / Locations / Khowst, Konar
Maps and coordinates for Khowst, Konar, Afghanistan are approximative and not valid for navigation.
www.traveljournals.net /explore/afghanistan/map/28894/khowst.html   (45 words)

 CNN.com - Weapons caches found in Afghanistan - August 16, 2002
CNN.com - Weapons caches found in Afghanistan - August 16, 2002
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (CNN) -- U.S. Special Operations forces have found two caches of weapons and ammunition near the Afghan town of Khowst, a spokesman for the U.S. military forces in Afghanistan said Friday.
One cache consisted of about 100 107-mm rockets and 100 cases of 12.7-mm machine gun ammunition, Col. Roger King said.
www.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/central/08/16/afghanistan.weapons/index.html   (161 words)

 CNN.com - Support promised for Afghanistan - January 8, 2002
CNN.com - Support promised for Afghanistan - January 8, 2002
U.S. aircraft dropped bombs Tuesday around the eastern Afghanistan town of Khowst near the Pakistani border in an attempt to flush out al Qaeda and Taliban members trying to flee into Pakistan.
U.S. troops in the area took two more suspected al Qaeda leaders into custody late Monday as they resumed their search of a major al Qaeda base in the area.
cnn.com /2002/US/01/08/ret.frontlines.facts/index.html   (815 words)

 3/6 Marines Work to Better Khowst
KHOWST PROVINCE, Afganistan - Lieutenant Colonel Julian Alford, commander of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, sat conversing in the house of an Afghan doctor in the Khowjah Kalay village when a loud explosion interrupted their conversation.
We've been getting up into the mountains," Alford explained.
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www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,usmc1_110204.00.html   (638 words)

 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
Back in Afghanistan, Bin Ladin anticipated U.S. military retaliation.
He ordered the evacuation of al Qaeda's Kandahar airport compound and fled- first to the desert area near Kabul, then to Khowst and Jalalabad, and eventually back to Kandahar.
In Kandahar, he rotated between five to six residences, spending one night at each residence.
www.9-11commission.gov /report/911Report_Ch6.htm   (17954 words)

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