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  Afghan Province's Problems Underline Challenge for U.S. - washingtonpost.com
In many ways, Uruzgan is stuck in a vicious circle of danger and neglect.
While many other provinces forge ahead with reconstruction, work cannot begin in earnest here until the security situation improves, because most aid organizations and contractors are too fearful to set up shop.
Uruzgan was once home to Mohammad Omar, the Taliban leader, and his organization continues to enjoy some support here, especially among fellow ethnic Pashtuns.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/29/AR2006012901092_pf.html   (1344 words)

  
  Afghanistan timeline June 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, a NATO convey was bombed, killing a driver and three bystanders.
Eleven Chinese aid workers from Jiangxi province were killed in their compound by a score of armed men in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and another six were wounded.
In Paktia Province, Afghanistan, a convoy of Afghan and foreign staff preparing for the elections was ambushed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_timeline_June_2004   (1180 words)

  
 Afghanistan timeline September 2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A message from 300 elders of the Terezay tribe was broadcast by radio in Khost province, Afghanistan telling its members they must vote for Hamid Karzai in presidential elections in October or their houses would be burned.
In Paktika province, Afghanistan, two U.S. soldiers were killed and two were wounded along with six Afghan National Army troops in a clash with rebels near the Pakistani border.
In Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, one boy was killed and another wounded during an exchange of fire between U.S. -led coalition forces and rebels.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_timeline_September_2004   (1433 words)

  
 DefendAmerica News - Afghanistan Update
Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan - A rocket and several bursts of small arms fire were directed in the vicinity of the coalition firebase at Deh Rawood, in Uruzgan province, last night.
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.
www.defendamerica.mil /afghanistan/update/sep2003/au091203.html   (5927 words)

  
 Dutch force in Uruzgan - too cautious - Radio Netherlands Worldwide - Independent thinking, independent voice - English
The main objective of the Dutch 'Task Force Uruzgan' is to create the conditions for a secure and stable situation in the province - starting in the south - in order to make it possible to carry out (re)construction work.
In cooperation with the Afghan military and police, the Dutch Task Force Uruzgan now controls the three main centres of population in the area: the provincial capital, Tarin Kowt; the tiny town of Deh Rawod, located further to the west, and the small town of Chora, which is situated further north.
It is clear therefore that the Dutch troops are not pursuing an active policy aimed at eliminating the Taliban threat in 'their' province, and even the plans for an expansion of the 'ink blot' around Tarin Kowt, Deh Rawod and Chora have been put on a back burner until the summer at least.
www.radionetherlands.nl /currentaffairs/nedafg070322mc   (963 words)

  
 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 289   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The floods triggered by heavy rain hit the south-central province of Uruzgan, Farah and Ghor provinces in the west and Jawzjan in the north on Friday.
The interior ministry said 85 died in the provincial capital of Farah city, 680km west of Kabul, and a woman and two children were killed in neighbouring Ghor province.
In Uruzgan scores of houses were destroyed in the capital Tarin Kot, in Khas Uruzgan district and in Chori district, said ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal.
www.thedailystar.net /2005/03/20/d50320013324.htm   (441 words)

  
 CTV.ca - Two Afghan aid workers killed in attack- CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
Factional fighting in central Uruzgan province left 24 dead, while 21 fighters died in a separate battle in eastern Khost province between government forces and insurgents.
In central Uruzgan province, district chief Haji Abdul Rahman said another commander loyal to the government, Thoran Amanullah, attacked his convoy on Wednesday, sparking a battle in which 20 of Rahman's men were killed and 30 more wounded.
On Thursday in eastern Khost province, Afghan troops were combing through mountains around Shinki, where 21 fighters were killed in a battles Tuesday and Wednesday with suspected Taliban insurgents, said Ghafar Khan, who commands a border police battalion in area.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1060857747540_7?hub=World&subhub=PrintStory   (694 words)

  
 CTV.ca - Afghan forces clash with suspected Taliban- CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television
The fighting late Friday in a mountainous district of Uruzgan province broke out after authorities launched a campaign to hunt down suspected rebels, said Abdul Rahim, a provincial government official.
Uruzgan Gov. Mohammed Khan estimated government forces fought as many as 300 suspected Taliban for about four hours before the rebels retreated into the mountains.
The reports say Dadullah is one of the commanders that is to operate in Uruzgan province, considered a strong pro-Taliban region of Afghanistan dominated by ethnic Pashtuns, like most former Taliban.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/1061645225273_18?hub=World&subhub=PrintStory   (369 words)

  
 Forums - While Back In Afghanistan....   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Uruzgan, where US-led coalition soldiers have recently come under attack from militants, is an area where Taliban and other insurgents are believed to be active and have a strong local following.
The Uruzgan official said government forces had conducted a search operation for the men on Thursday and Friday but were unsuccessful.
Uruzgan, the birth place of Taliban spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, is one of the provinces in southern Afghanistan which has been hard-hit by a wave of insurgency blamed on the remnants of the Taliban and their al-Qaeda allies.
www.prwatch.org /forum/printthread.php?t=4000   (695 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Middle East / U.S. Calls in Air Support After Afghan Convoy Hit
A U.S. soldier was killed and two others wounded after their convoy came under attack in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province Monday, the U.S. military said Monday.
Uruzgan's governor Jan Mohammad Khan told Reuters the blast was set off by remote control by Taliban guerrillas.
Uruzgan was one of the main strongholds of the Taliban regime before it was overthrown by U.S.-led military in late 2001.
www.boston.com /news/world/middleeast/articles/2004/06/07/us_calls_in_air_support_after_afghan_convoy_hit   (514 words)

  
 Civilian catastrophe as US bombs Afghan wedding
The attack occurred in the village of Kakarak in Uruzgan province, in the south of the country, where special forces and other coalition troops were searching for remaining al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.
He said the Pentagon was aware of reports from Afghanistan of civilian casualties in Uruzgan province but it was unclear whether they were caused by the stray US bomb or by falling anti-aircraft artillery.
Uruzgan provincial governor Jan Mohammed Khan, who was himself appointed by the US-backed regime in Kabul, demanded that the US military hand over the “spies” who had provided the information that led to the air attack on Kakarak.
www.rawa.org /s-wedding.htm   (2250 words)

  
 Afghan Warrior: Taliban Killed 15 Afghans in Uruzgan Province
Uruzgan governor Mohammed Jan Khan said that guerillas released a nine-year-old boy to bring the news of the killings and to offer to exchange the dead bodies of the village elders and the rebels.
According to another report early on Friday morning, Taliban fighters attacked a security post in Charcheno district of Uruzgan province killing four policemen in which five guerillas were also killed and one was captured and the rest escaped.
According to reports from the southeastern province of Helmand, one Taliban fighter was killed and another captured after they were trying to attack a convoy of American troops.
afghanwarrior.blogspot.com /2005/07/taliban-killed-15-afghans-in-uruzgan.html   (634 words)

  
 Arab News
The killings on Friday night in the province of Zabul were the most serious attack yet on the elections, which the Taleban and allied militants have vowed to disrupt.
Haji Obaidullah, chief of Khas Uruzgan district in the central province of Uruzgan, said the militants stopped a bus carrying 17 male civilians through the district on Friday.
Uruzgan police chief Roozi Khan said several hundred US and Afghan soldiers backed by air support were searching for the villagers’ bodies and the attackers.
arabnews.com /services/print/print.asp?artid=47484&d=28&...+Voter+Cards   (594 words)

  
 Top Taleban Commander, 40 Others Surrender
Mulla Abdul Khaliq, locally-known as Haji Malam, and 40 of his guerrillas Monday surrendered to Afghanistan’s military forces in south-central Uruzgan province, Muslim Hamed, the military commander of southern region told AFP.
He said Khaliq was organizing most of the anti-government insurgencies in the Uruzgan area where the remnants of the Taleban have been frequently attacking government targets and US-led troops since their regime was toppled by a US invasion in late 2001.
Monday’s blast at the home of a former militia commander in Pajga village of Baghlan province, 120 km north of the capital, Kabul, left a huge, smoking pile of broken rocks and bricks, the remains of seven homes.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=63205&d=4&m=5&y=2005   (535 words)

  
 Afghan News Network {Latest News about Afghanistan} First in Afghan News Worldwide!
URUZGAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. forces said they captured two Taliban leaders in southern Afghanistan at the weekend, while U.S. Marines moving across a mountainous central province killed three guerrilla commanders.
The governor of the southern province of Zabul, meanwhile, said U.S. forces killed five Taliban guerrillas Sunday near the provincial capital of Qalat after a group hiding in a village fired on a U.S. helicopter.
Uruzgan is the home province of elusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar and Khan said the area the Marines were operating in was one he was known to have operated in.
www.afghannews.net /index.php?action=show&type=news&id=568   (557 words)

  
 DigitalJournal.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
B-52 aircraft struck several ground targets in Uruzgan province north of Kandahar, in Uruzgan province, including sites from which anti-aircraft artillery was fired.
KANDAHAR (voa) - U.S. military officials are acknowledging a U.S. bombing raid in southern Afghanistan late Sunday may have caused civilian casualties.
They say Air Force B-52 and AC-130 aircraft struck several ground targets in Uruzgan province north of Kandahar, in Uruzgan province, including sites from which anti-aircraft artillery was fired.
www.digitaljournal.com /print.htm?id=3080   (174 words)

  
 TIME.com: How the U.S. Killed the Wrong Afghans -- Page 1
Uruzgan nestles in a pristine valley ringed by snow-capped peaks that form a natural fortress in the mountains north of Kandahar.
And Uruzgan village was a Taliban nursery — hundreds, if not thousands, of Taliban soldiers volunteered from this district (though villagers claim all were forcibly conscripted).
The bloody events at Uruzgan village may prove to be a tragic mistake, but they may also reverberate more widely in southern Afghanistan.
www.time.com /time/world/article/0,8599,198864,00.html   (1380 words)

  
 JS Online: Afghans Say U.S. Attacked Wedding
Bismullah, communications chief of Uruzgan province where the attack occurred, said Afghans were firing weapons in the area during the wedding as is common in rural Afghanistan.
In the southern city of Kandahar, where many of the victims were taken, Afghans said the incident occurred in the village of Kakarak in Uruzgan province, where special forces and other coalition troops are searching for al-Qaida and Taliban fugitives.
He said the Pentagon was aware of reports from Afghanistan of civilian casualties in Uruzgan province but it was unclear whether they were caused by the errant U.S. bomb or by falling anti-aircraft artillery.
www.jsonline.com /news/attack/ap/jul02/ap-afghan-bombing070102.asp?format=print   (611 words)

  
 Afghan Warrior: 2005-07
Taliban fighters killed nine village elders including four policemen and 2 other civilians in the central province of Uruzgan on Thursday night, a day after government forces killed seven rebels in an attack on a security check point.
Uruzgan governor Mohammed Jan Khan said guerrilas released a nine-year-old boy to bring the news of the killings and to offer to exchange the dead bodies of the village elders and the rebels.
Paktia governor Gulab Mangal told reporters a convoy comprising the National Army, National police and ISAF forces was on a patrol in the Maist village when the explosion happened, which killed four policemen and two ANA soldiers while provincial security chief Ali Khel was wounded and had been shifted to the civil hospital for treatment.
afghanwarrior.blogspot.com /2005_07_01_afghanwarrior_archive.html   (3299 words)

  
 Afgha.com - Afghan floods claim at least 88 lives
The floods, triggered by heavy rain, hit the south-central province of Uruzgan, Farah and Ghor provinces in the west and Jawzjan in the north yesterday.
A woman and two children were also killed in neighbouring Ghor province.
In Ghor province, some 266 families have been displaced due to floods.
www.afgha.com /?af=article&sid=48226&newlang=english   (381 words)

  
 SABCnews.com - world/the_middle_east
Provincial officials say 11 civilians, including women and children, were killed in a US air strike on the village of Sawghataq in the province's Charcheno district.
Jan Mohammad Khan, governor of Uruzgan, and Abdur Rahman, the District Chief of Charcheno, have said four children and three women were among 11 civilians killed.
Uruzgan province was a bastion of the Taliban before the group was overthrown by US-led forces in late 2001.
www.sabcnews.com /world/the_middle_east/0,2172,72493,00.html   (290 words)

  
 Six Afghans die in Uruzgan attack -DAWN - Top Stories; 21 March, 2004
KANDAHAR, March 20: At least six Afghan civilians were killed and seven wounded in a US airstrike in the central province of Uruzgan on Friday night, officials said.
Many of the casualties in the raid on a village in the province's Charcheno district were women and children, said a provincial government official.
He said US aircraft had pounded suspected Taliban positions in the province on Friday morning, not evening, in retaliation for the killing of two US soldiers the previous day in a firefight in which five militants were also killed.
www.dawn.com /2004/03/21/top11.htm   (339 words)

  
 Aljazeera.Net - Afghan civilians killed in US bombing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
According to local government officials, many of the casualties in the Friday night raid on a village in Charcheno district were women and children.
Uruzgan provinces had seen incidents in the past in which US bombing has killed civilians.
In the worst, in July 2002, 48 people were killed and 117 hurt when a US gunship attacked a wedding party in the province, according to figures from Afghan officials.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/1F17E8C6-0CA9-4B7B-A579-DFAC58D71BC5.htm   (514 words)

  
 Northwest Herald - Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The soldiers were fired on by militants south of Tirin Kot, about 250 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, in Uruzgan province, military spokesman Lt. Col.
A 2,000-strong Marine force recently was deployed in Uruzgan to bolster the fight against resurgent Taliban-led militants.
Uruzgan, the home province of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar, is widely considered a stronghold of the ousted hardline militia.
www.nwherald.com /print/287745331552492.php   (454 words)

  
 Welcome to Sabawoon Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Latif Hakimi, spokesman for the Taliban, said the Afghan soldiers were killed in an ambush with the Islamic guerrillas in the region.
To widen the security net, NATO wants to take command of military teams in 12 urban areas by the middle of the year, but it is faced with reluctance from militarily stretched member states to offer troops and costly resources such as helicopters.
The danger is greatest in the provinces along the border with Pakistan.
www.sabawoon.com /newsprint_files/1_20.htm   (4501 words)

  
 FirstCoast News.com - Print Article
The attack, which occurred Friday on a road in southern Uruzgan province, was the deadliest yet in a wave of violence aimed at sabotaging the nation's first free vote, scheduled for September.
Khan said the men were traveling back from Tirin Kot to their homes in a district of the province also called Uruzgan.
Azam said voter registration was continuing in Nangarhar province, despite some limitations imposed on the movements of female staff members after the attack.
www.firstcoastnews.com /printfullstory.aspx?storyid=20627   (504 words)

  
 The Australian: Floods claim at least 88 lives (archived)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
SEVERE floods across much of Afghanistan have killed at least 88 people and left thousands homeless as houses were swept away by the raging waters, officials said today.
The interior ministry said 85 died in the provincial capital of Farah city, 680 kilometres west of Kabul, and a woman and two children were killed in neighbouring Ghor province.
In Ghor province about 266 families have been displaced by floods, officials said.
www.theaustralian.news.com.au /common/story_page/0,5744,12600667^1702,00.html   (449 words)

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