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  AFGHANISTAN PROVINCES
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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 Nurestan Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nurestan (also spelled Nuristan or Nooristan) (Persian: نورستان) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
It was formed in 2001 from the northern parts of Laghman Province and Kunar Province.
It is bordered on the north by Badakhshan Province, on the west by Kapisa Province, on the south by Laghman and Kunar provinces, and on the east by Pakistan.
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Nurestan, meaning 'land of light', lies on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush.
The inhospitable region used to be known as Kafiristan, or 'land of the infidels' because it was inhabited by an ethnically distinctive people, who practiced animism until their forcible conversion to Islam at the end of the nineteenth century.
The province was the scene of some of the heaviest guerrilla fighting during the 1979-89 Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan.
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 Place:Nurestan Province, Afghanistan - Genealogy (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
It is bordered on the north by Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, on the west by Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, on the south by Laghman and Konar provinces, and on the east by Pakistan.
The region was renamed Nurestan, meaning Land of the Enlightened, a reflection of the "enlightening" of the pagan Nuristani by the "light" of Islam.
Nurestan was the scene of some of the heaviest guerrilla fighting during the 1979-89 invasion and occupation of Afghanistan by Soviet forces.
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 Afghanistan Nuristan Province   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The province is one of several in southern and eastern Afghanistan that have seen the worst of the...
Afghanistan settlements Division In 32 Provinces - Nuristan...
Nurestan Province Nurestan Province (also spelled Nuristan) is one of the thirty-four...
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 Afghanistan Provinces
It assigns new FIPS codes to the two new Afghan provinces, and changes the codes for the old provinces from which they were formed.
A 1990 estimate of the population of Daikondi was 127,661.
Kahmard district was moved from Baghlan to Bamian; Jaghatu district moved from Ghazni to Vardak; Gizab, Kijran, and Shahristan districts moved from Oruzgan to Daikondi; Nesh district moved From Oruzgan to Kandahar; Azra district moved from Paktia to Lowgar; and Shamul district moved from Paktia to Khowst.
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 Nuristani
The Nuristani are an ethnic/religious group in the Nurestan Province of Afghanistan.
They were known as the "Red Kafirs", and the Nurestan province as Kafirstan, before they were forcibly converted to Islam in 1895.
Source: IRIN The lack of a general hospital in the isolated eastern province of Nuristan means that some 300,000 people are at risk of contracting a range of preventable diseases, with many women continuing to lose their lives due to preventable pregnancy-related conditions, local officials and tribal elders said on Monday.
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 Greater Iran - WikIran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Ardashir I of Persia was born from a Kurdish mother of the Shabankareh tribe of Fars Province.
The western provinces of Pakistan, which comprise the North West Frontier Province and Baluchistan, are predominantly Iranian-speaking regions where Pashtuns and Baluchis comprise the vast majority of the local populations and remain an extension of Iranian civilization in the east.
Armenia was a province of various Persian Empires since the Achaemenid period and was heavily influenced by Persian culture.
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 Kunar Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kunar is a tiny and sparsely populated province that is heavily mountainous and forested, being embedded in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Assadullah Wafa is the present governor of the province.
Kunar Kunduz Laghman Lowgar Nangarhar Nimruz Nurestan Oruzgan Paktia Paktika Panjshir Parvan Samangan • Sar-e Pol • Takhar Wardak Zabul
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 Nurestan province (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Map showing Nurestan province in Afghanistan Nurestan Province (also spelled Nuristan) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
It is bordered on the north by Badakhshan province, on the west by Kapisa province, on the south by Laghman and Konar provinces, and on the east by Pakistan.
Until the 1890s, the region was known as Kafiristan (Persian: Land of the Infidels) because of its inhabitants: the Nuristani, an ethnically distinctive people (numbering about 60,000) who practiced animism.
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 The Fourth Rail: October 2006 Archives
The Iraqi Army's 3rd Brigade, 8th Division is 'in the lead' in Wasit province, one of the 30 of 36 Iraqi brigade designated in the lead.
Attacks in the Afghan provinces bordering Pakistan's North Waziristan have increased threefold since the waziristan Accord was signed in early September.
Attacks in the Afghan border provinces on Paktia, Paktika, and Khost have increased threefold since the signing of the Waziristan Accords, as has the infiltration by al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters and suicide bombers.
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 e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
The U.S. raid immediately evoked comparisons to a U.S. gunship attack in July 2002 that killed 42 villagers in Uruzgan province, as well as an air raid last month that killed several members of a religious leader's family during a U.S.-led anti-terrorist operation in Nurestan province.
Haji Assadullah, the governor of Ghazni province, said: "It has not been ascertained if Mullah Wazir was killed or not," but the house targeted in the air attack belonged to him, the Reuters news agency reported.
Meanwhile, 200 soldiers and militiamen in Kabul province turned in their weapons to U.N. officials at a national guard base, beginning a process aimed at eventually demobilizing tens of thousands of fighters in the area.
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As Afghanistan prepares to hold its first elections in September, a flurry of attacks by armed Islamic groups on aid workers, election preparation teams and foreign troops have raised concerns that anti-democratic forces will sabotage the vote, stymie Afghanistan's economic progress and undermine its relations with the West.
On Wednesday, three Europeans and two Afghans working for the French medical aid group Doctors Without Borders were ambushed and assassinated in the western province of Badghis.
Khost is a province in mid-storm -- an isolated, deeply traditional area that has undergone a rapid but superficial transformation.
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 Focus on the forgotten province of Nurestan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The positive post-Taliban developments in the rest of Afghanistan have largely passed the isolated province of Nurestan by
BARG-E-MATAL, 8 Feb 2005 (IRIN) - Nurestan is one of Afghanistan's most isolated and poverty-stricken provinces.
According to local officials there are just thirty police officers serving the Bargmatal/Kamdish region and they are without vehicles, logistical support, communications equipment or even a police station to operate from.
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 3 U.S. Soldiers Die in Afghan Attack
U.S. troops used artillery to repel the attack in Nurestan province Friday, and helicopters rushed the wounded soldiers to medical care, said Col. Tom Collins.
U.S. forces in recent weeks have been pushing to their northernmost points along the mountainous border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, including Nurestan, opening military bases in one of the wildest regions in the country.
In other violence, gunmen killed a former deputy governor outside his home in a restive southern province Friday night, five months after his former boss was assassinated in an ambush.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/12/AR2006081200992_pf.html   (406 words)

  
 [NYTr] Afghanistan: Election Workers Abducted; Judge Fatally Shot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The unrelated incidents took place hundreds of miles apart, but they fit a pattern of violent assaults that have escalated in recent months, apparently aimed at disrupting parliamentary elections scheduled for Sept. 18.
The abduction took place in the same district where a female election worker was wounded last week in an attack.
Kadir was killed in a firefight after the troops surrounded a house where he was hiding.
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 Nurestan | Afgha.com - Interim Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The attack took place in Nuristan province, where US soldiers provide the bulk of Nato forces.
Nato has taken charge of Afghanistan's eastern provinces, which have been under the control of US forces since the Taleban were ousted five years ago.
In the small rural community of Kamdesh, Nuristan province, US troops recently constructed a base that houses hundreds of troops, making it the first such outpost of its kind to be built in one of the most untamed areas of Afghanistan.
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 Threats seen to Afghan voting - The Boston Globe
As Afghanistan prepares to hold its first elections in September, attacks by armed Islamic groups on aid workers, election preparation teams, and foreign troops have raised concerns that antidemocratic forces will sabotage the vote, stymie Afghanistan's economic progress, and undermine its relations with the West.
Spokesmen for the Islamic Taliban movement said it had carried out the killings, the deadliest attack on foreign aid workers since the Taliban rulers were ousted in late 2001.
Khost is a province in midstorm -- an isolated, deeply traditional area that has undergone a rapid but superficial transformation.
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 IntelCenter
On 31 Oct., an improvised explosive device detonated near a NATO patrol in Nurestan Province, Afghanistan.
On 27 Oct., an improvised explosive device detonated near a NATO vehicle near Mira Jan, on the road between Gardi Sari and Wazi Districts of Paktia Province, Afghanistan.
On 24 Oct., an explosive device detonated at a key pipeline in Baluchistan Province, Pakistan.
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 Strategic Insights -- The Prospects for Post-Conflict Afghanistan: A Call of the Sirens to the Country’s Troubled ...
In 13 of the 34 Afghan provinces voter registration exceeded the number of eligible voters.”[47] All of these provinces lie along the Afghan-Pakistan border where Taliban and insurgent attacks have been frequent.
These data probably suggest voter fraud relative to the primarily Pashtun province of Paktika which also had significant over-registration in the presidential election registration and overwhelmingly voted for President Karzai (88.4 percent) and the Panjshir province which is the primarily Tajik and home base of the Karzai’s major opponent Qanooni.
In Badakshan Province where 87 candidates ran for 9 seats, Kubra Dehqan was elected yet she only received 0.8 percent of the vote.
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AFGHANISTAN: Focus on the forgotten province of Nurestan - OCHA IRIN
AFGHANISTAN: Focus on the forgotten province of Nurestan
IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
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 Afghanistan Watch
Meanwhile, JEMB officials said voter registration by Afghan women increased by 35 percent in conservative southern Urozgan province and 23 percent in southern Helmand province.
About 50 gunmen attacked a checkpoint killing four soldiers and four police in the province of Nurestan on Tuesday night, the interior ministry said.
Gunmen on a motorcycle also shot dead a poll worker in a separate incident in the southern province of Helmand.
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 Pall over jirga as attacks escalate: Normalization in Afghanistan -DAWN - International; December 10, 2003
An increase in violence, the reports said, may also overshadow two milestones in Afghanistan’s reconstruction and normalization: the completion of the 310-mile highway from Kabul to Kandahar, and the launching on Sunday of a programme to disarm and demobilize thousands of militia fighters in Kabul province.
Haji Assadullah, the governor of Ghazni province, said: “It has not been ascertained if Mullah Wazir was killed or not,” but the house targeted in the air attack belonged to him.
The Washington Post said that revived Taliban forces have staged a series of increasingly daring and frequent attacks across southeastern Afghanistan in recent months, apparently attempting to sabotage the government’s efforts at political and economic reconstruction and to undermine its relations with other nations.
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 Sabawoon Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
[Presenter] The local authorities in Herat Province [in western Afghanistan] have announced that all poppy fields in the province will be destroyed in the near future.
A GROUP of 400 Afghan farmers is suing the UK government for GBP12.5m over what they claim is unpaid compensation for eradicating their opiumproducing poppy crops.
The farmers, from Helmand province, have instructed the British legal firm of Leigh Day and Co to file the action on their be (more)
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 NCNCUCC - War Awareness Pages - Pray & Work for Justice & Peace in Iraq & Afghanistan!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Although a specific date of death is not given, he is likely one of the three Americans who died in Nurestan Province on August 11th, as the soldiers serving in that area are from Fort Drum.
In the Pech District of Kunar Province, a Coalition combat patrol struck an improvised explosive device and engaged a group of Taliban extremists.
She was one of three soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division who died on August 19th in Kunar Province when their vehicle was hit with an IED and small arms fire.
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