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  Operation Pil Aids Security in Kunar Province - DefendAmerica News - Article
province, an endeavor requiring a hike to an elevation over 5,000 feet to reach the mountaintop.
Operation Pil was the latest mission launched by the Marines and sailors aimed at improving security within the problem areas of the Kunar province.
In support of the operation, Marines and sailors of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines deployed to accomplish various missions throughout Kunar province.
www.defendamerica.mil /articles/nov2005/a110905pj1.html   (493 words)

  Nurestan Province: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Laghman province is one of the thirty-four provinces of afghanistan....
Konar province is one of the thirty-four provinces of afghanistan....
Kapisa province is one of the thirty-four provinces of afghanistan....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/n/nu/nurestan_province.htm   (861 words)

 Kunar Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kunar (also spelled Konar) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country and on the border with Pakistan.
Kunar is also a place where conflict still continues.
As of 2005, Assadullah Wafa is the current governor of the province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Konar_province   (294 words)

 Kunar Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kunar has always been a place of conflict from which freedom fighters had been fighting the USSR's occupation.
He is the son of great Molana Qyamuddin Khadem a well known Afghan journalist, writer, Senator, founder of the (ASDP) Afghan social Democratic Party (AFGHAN MELLAT) who wrote and left behind more than 150 published and unpublished books.
On June 30 2005, 19 American Forces were killed when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kunar_Province   (294 words)

 Army Times - News - More News.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The little-publicized operation is under way in Kunar province north of Jalalabad along the Pakistan border, Afghan and U.S. officials said.
Most of the known al-Qaida camps are believed to be in six Afghan provinces: Kunar, Nangarhar, Logar and Paktia provinces in the east, and Kandahar and Helmand provinces in the south.
Kunar also attracted fighters from the Middle East because of the presence of another major commander from the Soviet war, Jamil-ur-Rahman.
www.armytimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-983593.php   (580 words)

 Rumors of Bin Laden’s Lair
But to his neighbors in this corner of Afghanistan’s remote Kunar province, the gangling, tobacco-chewing old man is one of the most respected figures in the Pech River valley.
Kunar’s population is, likewise, congenial to bin Laden.
At the height of the war against the Soviets in the 1980s, the CIA effectively ceded Kunar to the Arab volunteers who were pouring in to join the mujahedin.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article4586.htm   (1703 words)

 Ethnologue report for Afghanistan
Various Dari dialects in Khorasan Province (Iran), and provinces of Herat, Hazarajat, Balkh, Ghor, Ghazni, Budaksham, Panjsher, and Galcha-Pamir Mountains and Kabul regions.
Spoken in village Haji Hamza Khan of Karim Kushta in Chakhansoor Province.
North of Shewa in Nangarhar Province, and adjacent regions of the Alingar Valley in southern Laghman Province.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=AF   (1375 words)

 The Fourth Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Kunar Province and the Pech River Valley (in southeastern Kunar).
At the end of March, the Marines of the 3/1 battled against Taliban fighters while patroling in the Shuryak Valley of Kunar Province, killing twenty of the enemy.
Kunar Province and the Pech River Valley lie directly across the border from Damadola, Pakistan, where a U.S. Predator strike killed five senior al-Qaeda commanders, including Abu Khattab, al-Qaeda's master bomb maker and head of its chemical weapons program.
www.billroggio.com /archives/asia/afghanistan   (7434 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | The 'enemy central' province in Afghanistan
It was in Kunar that US forces suffered their worst single loss of life in Afghanistan since they first invaded in 2001 in response to the 9/11 attacks.
That is what militant groups have been doing all year in Kunar, according to local officials and residents of the province who spoke to the BBC.
One tactic US forces have recently tried is to broadcast messages on local radio in the name of Kunar's governor calling on Korengal residents to expel "enemy fighters living in their areas".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/4508052.stm   (1084 words)

Kunar Province is just a few miles from the Pakistan border and an important center of returnee activity.
Chawkay, located about 30 kilometers south of the Provincial Center of Asadabad in Kunar Province, is home to one of the camps.
In an incident in Kunar Province, task force officials said three coalition soldiers were wounded and one vehicle was damaged when an improvised explosive device detonated in the middle of their convoy approximately eight kilometers south of Asadabad 19 July 2003.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/afghanistan/asadabad.htm   (1944 words)

 USATODAY.com - Al-Qaeda may be hiding in forbidding mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Most of the known al-Qaeda camps are believed to be in six Afghan provinces: Kunar, Nangarhar, Logar and Paktia provinces in the east, and Kandahar and Helmand provinces in the south.
The forbidding mountains of Kunar have a history as a haven for militants.
The current governor of Kunar, Haji Jan Dad, hid in the mountains during the Taliban's rule, emerging only after the hard-line militia collapsed last year after U.S. airstrikes and ground attacks by the Northern Alliance.
www.usatoday.com /news/sept11/2002/06/27/hunting-al-qaeda.htm   (749 words)

 Army Times - News - More News.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of the freed men, Saif-ur Rahman, was a border security official in Kunar before he was arrested late last December in the province, said Jamil.
The two Taliban, said to have been low ranking leaders in the vanquished militia in Nuristan region of Kunar province, were not immediately identified.
Elsewhere, the hunt for bin Laden and his al-Qaida operatives is going on in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province and in Afghanistan’s Nimroz, Helmand and Kandahar provinces where there have been conflicting reports about the arrest of bin Laden’s son, Saad.
www.armytimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-1650227.php   (400 words)

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Meanwhile, 13 new reconstruction projects were completed at the cost of three million afghanis in the Khas Kunar district of the eastern Kunar province.
Tahir, district chief of Khas Kunar, told Pajhwok Afghan News the new projects had provided job opportunities as well a number of other facilities for the people of the area."We will provide security to all NGOs working for the welfare of the people," he vowed.
It is pertinent to recall that 10 reconstruction projects were completed in the Narang district of the province on Thursday.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=27267   (306 words)

 ANA opens base, brings stability to Kunar Province
FOB Lumberyard is the first permanent base in the Kunar Province.
Kunar Province, located in the northeastern part of the country on the border with Pakistan, has historically been one of the most dangerous provinces in Afghanistan.
The ANA has conducted operations in Kunar Province before, but Operation Mountain Lion stabilized the area and set the conditions for the Afghan Government to establish FOB Lumberyard.
www.blackanthem.com /TheAllies/military_2006051711.html   (646 words)

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Similar floods and storms killed five people in the same province on Wednesday while more than 300 head of livestock were killed in neighbouring Nangarhar province last weekend.
The major offensive in eastern Kunar province, near the border with Pakistan, is the biggest yet against those believed responsible for the twin attacks on 28 June, the deadliest blow to American forces in Afghanistan since ousting the Taliban in 2001.
Three members of a four-man Navy SEAL team were killed in the ambush, and all 16 troops on board the Chinook helicopter that was sent to rescue them died when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
www.atsnn.com /story/169789.html   (406 words)

 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
– Sayed Fazl Akbar, the Governor of Kunar province, in eastern Afghanistan said "military officials" were at the center of a timber smuggling racket destroying one of Afghanistan's environmental treasures.
The elders speaking on behalf of the people of Kunar province have written to Karzai's government requesting an order preventing further destruction of their forests.
The Kunar Forest that gives the province its name is the largest woodland in the border territory, but other forests in the region have also been affected by illegal logging.
www.e-ariana.com /ariana/eariana.nsf/allDocs/FB4C140757EA774987256F5200527B57?OpenDocument   (585 words)

 FAO Representation in Afghanistan
Certain locations, such as Pash district in Kunar province, are famous for the flavour of their rice.
Citrus fruit is cultivated in the warmer valleys of Nangarhar and lower Kunar province, although most of the large plantations established by the Soviets in the 1960s and 1970s are no longer operational.
Eucalyptus and fast-growing poplar trees are grown in the lower valleys in Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Khost provinces.
www.fao.org /world/afghanistan/prof_e_crops_en.htm   (727 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
At least 10 security officials were killed and dozens others injured in cross firing between Afghan National Army (ANA) and security forces at Asadabad, in Kunar province of Afghanistan on Thursday.
Reports reaching here confirmed that personnel of ANA were sent from Kabul to monitor preparation for the election process in Kunar province.
Talking to journalists, Kunar Province Governor Syed Fazal Akbar Pacha said that an investigative team has been formed to trace the basic motive behind the incident.
www.sabawoon.com /newsnew/miniheadlines.asp?dismode=article&artid=17743   (220 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: Afghans Looking for Second U.S. Soldier
Kunar Gov. Asadullah Wafa also said an American airstrike in the province last week had killed 17 civilians, including women and children.
Wafa said Afghan police and soldiers were trying to rescue the second missing U.S. service member, who was believed sheltering in a house in a remote part of Kunar, a mountainous province on the border with Pakistan.
"The targeted compound was a known operating base for terrorist attacks in Kunar province as well as a base for a medium-level terrorist leader," it said.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/text/2005/jul/04/070403332.html   (727 words)

 The Nation
Kunar Governor Asadullah Wafa said that another SEAL commando was alive and staying with Afghan villagers, the New York Times reported Monday, citing a top Pentagon source.
US and Afghan forces are continuing a major anti-militant operation in Kunar province alongside the search and rescue mission.
Mashal said that the wounded Turks were working for a Turkish road construction company in the Ghazni province when their bus was hit on Monday.
nation.com.pk /daily/july-2005/6/index12.php   (785 words)

 Al Qaeda massing for new fight | csmonitor.com
According to exclusive interviews with Afghan military intelligence chiefs in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, Al Qaeda has established two main bases inside Pakistan – hundreds of miles north of where US and Pakistani troops are now hunting – and is preparing for a massive strike against the Afghan government.
In Kunar Province, Afghan intelligence sources say that their reports were compiled this week, after Afghan spies, pretending to be Islamic radicals, infiltrated the two Al Qaeda camps in Pakistan.
Here in Kunar Province, a lush green region of fertile well watered valleys and tall forested mountains, US special forces carry out joint operations with local Afghan forces mainly along the major roads to Asadabad and within the capital itself.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0809/p01s01-wosc.htm   (2346 words)

 On a secret Taliban trail into Afghanistan | Salon.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Walking the narrow goat trails of Kunar Province, Taliban and al-Qaida fighters can travel with their weapons to and from Pakistan.
Sher Hassan is sitting with his back to the single window in his mud-brick office, where he serves as deputy chief of intelligence for Kunar Province, on Afghanistan's mountainous border with Pakistan.
Lending a measure of credibility to his fear is the constant U.S. military presence in Kunar, and on Sept. 6, journalists staying in Asadabad heard an airstrike that took place in one of the valleys near Pakistan.
dir.salon.com /story/news/feature/2002/09/19/smuggling/index_np.html   (872 words)

 Print Message   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The men were detained Friday night near Asadabad in eastern Kunar province, said Col. Roger King at Bagram air base, the U.S. military headquarters in Afghanistan.
U.S. special operations forces on patrol in the southern province of Zabul on Friday found mortar rounds, five rockets, and grenades for a rocket-propelled launcher in a partially collapsed cave, King said.
In the village of Nariza in Paktia province on Thursday, seven women were found to be carrying nine grenades for a rocket-propelled launcher under their burqas, King said.
www.suite101.com /print_message.cfm/investing/81407/682577   (232 words)

 US, Afghan Forces Kill 5 Militants In Kunar Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The renewed violence in Kunar province came as Afghanistan urged neighboring Pakistan to do more to curb militancy on their shared frontier, drawing an angry rebuke from Islamabad which has deployed 80,000 soldiers to the region.
Coalition forces shot dead five "terrorists" Monday near the Kunar provincial capital of Asadabad, about 170 kilometers northeast of the capital, Kabul, after a patrol spotted a group of seven militants, the U.S. military said in a statement.
Opposite Kunar on the Pakistani side off the border, Pakistani forces have deployed in remote villages to stop militants fleeing the U.S.-Afghan operation seeking shelter in this country's eastern neighbor.
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 Print Message
The little-publicized operation is underway in Kunar province, north of Jalalabad along the Pakistan border, Afghan and U.S. officials said.
However, a former Taliban security official, who spoke to The Associated Press last spring on condition of anonymity, said he had accompanied bin Laden to his hide-outs in the mountains of Kunar province.
The current governor of Kunar, Haji Jan Dad, hid in the mountains during the Taliban's rule, emerging only after the hardline militia collapsed last year after U.S. airstrikes and ground attacks by the northern alliance.
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 Bajaur’s poppy growers held in Afghanistan: Dispute on wages -DAWN - National; May 6, 2003
A large number of unemployed and unskilled tribesmen from Bajaur Agency had gone to Afghanistan to harvest a bumper poppy crop on lucrative daily wages in the eastern parts of Kunar province, bordering the agency.
The workers were offered Rs300 a day, besides lodgings, by the Afghan farmers, who are preparing for a bumper yield of poppy grown in the mountainous belt of Kunar province, the sources said.
According to reports reaching from Kunar province capital Assadabad, the Afghan farmers held about 40 workers over a dispute on non-payment of wages in Neglam, Asmar, Barkandai, Paich Darra and some other districts of Kunar and handed them over to the government agencies.
www.dawn.com /2003/05/06/nat23.htm   (279 words)

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