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  Afghanistan timeline August 2003 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Shajoi region of Zabul province, Afghanistan, a police checkpoint near a camp for Indian and Afghan highway workers were attacked by armed men on motorcycles.
In Zabul province, Afghanistan, U.S. bombing raids killed an estimated 20 suspected Taliban fighters.
In Paktika province, Afghanistan, U.S. military planes, called in by U.S. ground troops patrolling the border, opened fire on what were believed to be attackers fleeing towards the border, two Pakistani guards and wounding a third.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_timeline_August_2003   (2786 words)

  
 DefendAmerica News - Afghanistan Update
ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Coalition soldiers conducting a local patrol in support of Operation Mountain Viper in the vicinity of the firebase at Deh Chopan, in Zabul province, were engaged by an attempted ambush yesterday.
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.
Zabul Province, Afghanistan -- Coalition forces continuing their offensive operation near Deh Chopan as part of Operation Mountain Viper were engaged by an unknown-sized element in the vicinity of Deh Chopan, according to U.S. Central Command officials.
www.defendamerica.mil /afghanistan/update/sep2003/au091203.html   (5927 words)

  
 Jihad Unspun - A Clear View On The US War On "Terrorism"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Meanwhile in Zabul province, Taliban Mujahideen attacked a check-post situated 10km from the region of Raichohan, and kidnapped three workers.
Zabul province Gov. Ali Khail said US coalition forces had "made a mistake" during recent operations in the province, but gave no details.
Two villagers spoke to AP about the Zabul bombing at a hospital in the provincial capital, Qalat, a few hours drive from their home village of Rauf, which they said had been pounded by American forces on Monday night and early Tuesday last week.
jihadunspun.com /intheatre_internal.php?article=103668&list=/home.php   (1526 words)

  
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Zabul is of strategic and military importance for a number of reasons.
Third, controlling Zabul gives the Taliban a way to cut lines of logistics, troop supply and communication between U.S. and coalition troops in Kandahar and in Paktika and Paktia provinces to the east and along the border with Pakistan.
Zabul's provincial deputy governor, Mullah Mohammed Omar (not to be confused with the Taliban supreme leader), told Reuters on July 27 that the government's failure to pay troops' salaries was causing the army to lose strength.
www.cuttingedge.org /news_updates/nz1032.htm   (1121 words)

  
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The commander of the operation in Zabul, Brigadier General Haji Grani, said that 20 neo-Taliban fighters where killed and two of their bases in the Dawzi area of Daichopan were captured, Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press reported on 25 August.
A spokesman for Zabul Province Governor Hafizullah Khan said that up to 50 neo-Taliban fighters were killed, but the U.S. military estimated the number at 14, the BBC reported on 25 August.
Mulla Abdul Jabar, who has been appointed as the governor of Zabul Province by former Taliban regime leader Mulla Mohammad Omar, said on 25 August that only four of their fighters were killed in the operation, Reuters reported on 26 August.
www.azadiradio.org /en/weeklyreport/2003/08/28.asp   (2952 words)

  
 Lemar-Aftaab - July - Sept. 1998 - Vol. 1: Issue. 5 - Journey - Zabul - Daud Saba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Zabul The province of Zabul is located between the provinces of Kandahar and Ghazni.
Thus, there were plans to move the capital of Zabul from Kalat to the second most important town Shajuiy that is located in the northeastern part of the province.
Note: Due to the lack of academic research of Zabul and other certain provinces of Afghanistan, there is not sufficient information on the aspects of geography, economy, and the population of townships and villages.
www.afghanmagazine.com /july98/journey/zabul.html   (443 words)

  
 BRAGG SOLDIERS PURSUE TALIBAN
ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Special Forces soldiers from Fort Bragg raided two villages in the Zabul province Friday in a continued effort to keep Taliban guerrillas off balance in southeastern Afghanistan.
The operation was part of a two-week special operations campaign targeting militias in the Zabul province along the border with Pakistan.
The Zabul province has remained a guerrilla stronghold since American and Afghan forces ousted the Taliban and al-Qaida terrorists almost three years ago.
www.rumormillnews.com /cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=55552   (582 words)

  
 Security concerns in Zabul province- Global Policy Forum - NGOs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ravaged by more than four years of drought, Zabul is one of the poorest of the beleaguered nation's 32 provinces.
On 26 December, a vehicle from the UK-based NGO, Oxfam was hijacked on the main Kandahar-Kabul highway between Qalat and Shah Juy in Zabul province.
Oxfam, which has been active in Zabul for three years and whose food distributions, water source repairs, and veterinary services benefit some 100,000 people, was equally determined to stay on.
www.globalpolicy.org /ngos/aid/2003/0108zabul.htm   (610 words)

  
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The election for the general delegates from Zabul was held in Kandahar along with other southern provinces.
However, the five delegates chosen to represent Zabul were elected by just 150 people from seven of the province's 11 districts.
Three of the delegates who were elected to represent Zabul told IWPR they were aware that not everyone was represented in the election process.
www.iwpr.net /archive/arr/arr_200312_90_7_eng.txt   (533 words)

  
 [A-List] America's Other Sanguinary Debacle: Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Two Taliban fighters were killed after members of the radical Islamic militia raided a government office in the district of Mizan in the southern province of Zabul on Tuesday, a local official said.
An unidentified Zabul Province official told AIP on 19 May that "contact has been cut off with Mizana District for the past two days," but did not say if the government has lost control of the district.
Zabul Province security commander Colonel Mohammad Ayyub was cited by AIP as saying that one neo-Taliban and two government guards were killed in the fighting.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2004-May/030559.html   (1322 words)

  
 Jihad Unspun - A Clear View On The US War On "Terrorism"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the province of Zabul, Mujahideen carried out a drive by shooting operation against an Afghan army formation that were patrolling in jeeps and trucks.
In the district of Khak Afghan, in the province of Zabul, Mujahideen used rockets in attacking a Munafiq security check post, killing 5 pro-American puppet militants and wounded three.
In the district of Nobehar, in Zabul province, Mujahideen engage with the Americans in a skirmish while carry out a drive by shooting operation against American convoy.
jihadunspun.com /intheatre_internal.php?article=103919&list=/home.php   (1004 words)

  
 KAVKAZ CENTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
On the latest battle in southeastern Zabul province, where the Taliban Mujahideen are battling U.S. invaders and Afghan collabarators, Faruqi said the Taliban's military command structure is fixed: Abdul Jabbar, a former aide to the Taliban's Balkh governor, is in charge.
In Zabul province 80 percent of the people in every district are loyal to the Talibanยป, Hotak told AP on Tuesday.
AIP said Zabul was the last of the 32 Afghan provinces to surrender after the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001.
www.kavkazcenter.com /eng/article.php?id=1621   (988 words)

  
 News 14 Carolina | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES
The victims died Saturday in Zabul province, about 240 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, military spokeswoman Master Sgt. Cindy Beam said in an e-mailed statement.
Zabul, an impoverished province on the Pakistani border where the Afghan government has little control, has emerged as a stronghold of Taliban militants who have carried out a string of deadly attacks on Afghan and U.S.-led security forces since the spring.
The skirmish occurred Thursday near Shkin, a border town in Paktika province 140 miles south of Kabul.
www.news14charlotte.com /content/top_stories?ArID=64640   (612 words)

  
 [A-List] Afghanistan: West Losing Its South Asian War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The attack occurred in the early afternoon along the Kabul-Kandahar highway in the district of Shahjoy, in Zabul province.
They are concentrating in the province of Zabul, where the coalition never managed to root out the extremist movement.
The strategy appears to be to make Zabul too difficult to work in, angering the local population and turning support away from central government to the Taliban.
lists.econ.utah.edu /pipermail/a-list/2004-March/029507.html   (2158 words)

  
 RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY
An unidentified official in Zabul's security command confirmed to AIP that a clash took place on the highway, but said that he did not have further information.
According to the report, Garanay was an important pro-government regional commander operating in Kandahar, and neighboring Oruzgan and Zabul provinces.
Ghazni Province Governor Asadullah Khaled told AIP on 7 April that bad weather caused the crash.
www.rferl.org /reports/afghan-report/2005/04/12-110405.asp   (3950 words)

  
 Zabul province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zabul, Afghanistan is the only Afghan province in which the Taliban have named (in the post-U.S. invasion of Afghanistan era) their own governor and officials to rival those appointed by the government in Kabul.
In April 2003 the Taliban captured the Deh i-Chopan district of the province, but Afghan government troops retook control.
This page was last modified 00:58, 1 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zabul_province   (79 words)

  
 Khost province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A U.S. Marine maintains an overwatch position in the Khost province in Afghanistan
Khost is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan.
It used to be part of Paktia province.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Khost_province   (64 words)

  
 Afghan Troops Capture Taliban Commander (phillyBurbs.com) | Asia
QALAT, Afghanistan - Afghan forces in the southern province of Zabul captured five fugitive Taliban militants, including an insurgent leader, after a battle that killed scores of rebels, a regional Afghan commander said Saturday.
The main Afghan commander in Zabul province, Haji Saifullah Khan, said his troops patrolling the district of Mizan, 25 miles northwest of the provincial capital, Qalat, captured the Taliban fighters late Friday.
The fleeing Taliban were retreating from Dai Chupan - the Zabul district that was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting since the U.S.-led coalition ousted the ruling hard-line Islamic militia in late 2001.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/90-09062003-154616.html   (376 words)

  
 [ RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY ]
FOUR U.S. An explosion destroyed a U.S. military vehicle in Zabul Province on 29 May, killing four U.S. servicemen attached to the Special Forces, Radio Afghanistan reported on 30 May. A U.S. Defense Department press release on 31 May identified three U.S. casualties and said that their vehicle hit a land mine in Kandahar Province.
In anticipation of an increase in activities of neo-Taliban and to safeguard Afghanistan's general elections scheduled for September, the United States recently increased the number of its troops in the country from 11,000 to 20,000.
Zabul Province Governor Khial Mohammad Hosyani recently said that while the government is in control of Zabul, the mountainous areas of the province "cannot be guarded easily despite the massive presence of government forces" (see "RFE/RL Afghanistan Report," 26 May 2004).
www.rferl.org /newsline/2004/06/6-SWA/swa-010604.asp?po=y   (2224 words)

  
 [ RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY ]
U.S. forces have detained as many as 35 neo-Taliban suspects during a major sweep operation in Zabul Province's Nawbahar District, international news agencies reported on 9 May. "There was no resistance.
All the suspected Taliban are in U.S. custody," said Zabul Province Governor Khial Mohammad Hosayni.
Zabul Province has been a center of insurgency and terrorist activity, particularly along the Kabul-Kandahar highway.
www.rferl.org /newsline/2004/05/6-SWA/swa-100504.asp?po=y   (1339 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Afghan election notebook 3 - Zabul badlands
This is one of the heartlands of the Taleban-led insurgency that has been rumbling along in the south and east for more than a year.
No surprise then that Zabul - along with another southern province, Uruzgan - is giving organisers of the 9 October presidential election the biggest headache.
Elsewhere in the country, they are planning to keep their forces well away from polling stations to avoid accusations of influencing the process.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/3700538.stm   (639 words)

  
 Arid Afghan province proves fertile for Taliban | csmonitor.com
As the militants exploit both the mountainous geography and the political grievances of the Pashtuns here, the province is increasingly becoming a no-go area for foreign aid workers and a permanent irritant for US-led coalition forces.
Foreign aid workers are now too afraid to go to Zabul, which lies on the Pakistan border and is sandwiched between Kandahar, the Taliban's former headquarters, and Uruzgan, the home province of the Mullah Omar.
Meanwhile, Zabul's poor farmer finishes his spying "task" for the insurgents and heads to a mosque for prayers.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0714/p07s02-wosc.html   (1049 words)

  
 Army Times - News - More News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Taliban fighters have suffered devastating defeats in battles with U.S. and Afghan government troops in Zabul province since May. And they have little chance of overthrowing the pro-U.S. government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai or reversing slow progress toward democracy here.
A U.S. soldier was killed and another hurt in an attack in the southern province of Helmand on Sunday, the military said earlier.
At Forward Operating Base Lagman outside Zabul’s provincial capital Qalat, U.S. paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry are trying to do what the 19th-century British and the 1980s’ Soviet occupying forces could not: reach into hostile territory, find and kill Afghan insurgents and win the sympathy of the local populace.
www.armytimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-996241.php   (1733 words)

  
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Security chief of the Zabul province Gen Janan Khan said both the commanders were held in a joint operation by the Afghan National Army and the coalition forces.
Zabul's intelligence chief, Khalil Hotak, also said that authorities from neighboring provinces had rushed fighters to the borders of the district to arrest Taliban forces trying to flee.
The troops were trying to flush out the Taliban from Zabul province when the guerrillas attacked with heavy machine guns in the Chinaran mountains, Haji Granai, an Afghan military commander, told the Associated Press by satellite telephone from Chinaran.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/keyword?k=zabul   (1365 words)

  
 Grim's Hall
The deputy governor of Zabul told Reuters Taleban officials, meeting in the Pakistani city of Quetta, had named Mulla Abdul Jabar as the rival governor and that hundreds of Taleban roamed freely in several districts of the province.
The governor of the province under the Karzai regime, Hameed ullah Tokhi claims that main government buildings are still flying the flag of the Kabul government and that the governor of Kandahar has refused to help the Afghan forces in Zabul.
Lending support to all this is an article published this week based on investigations in Afghanistan says that, in Zabul province, gunmen have ">seized educational materials meant for women and are keeping them under lock and key.
grimbeorn.blogspot.com /2003_08_03_grimbeorn_archive.html   (4896 words)

  
 Institute for War and Peace Reporting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nine representatives from Taleban-controlled districts of southern Zabul province have come to Kabul to complain about security problems that prevented them from taking part in the election of Loya Jirga delegates.
In the other districts, the only authorities are the village elders, the Taleban and the officials who have made compromises with the Taleban, he said.
The elections administrator for the Loya Jirga, Sadiq Mudaber, agreed that 45 or 50 per cent of Zabul's representatives didn't participate in the elections due to lack of security.
www.iwpr.net /index.pl?archive/arr/arr_200312_90_7_eng.txt   (845 words)

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