Helmand, Afghanistan Newswire

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  1. Security directorate opensRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 15 | The Peninsula

    Afghan National Army soldiers and their Nato counterparts attend the opening ceremony of National Directorate of Security funded by the US in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, yesterday.


  2. U.N. Renews Call For 'Human Rights Monitoring Mechanism' On Western SaharaRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 10 | Switched

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday renewed his appeals for sustained human rights monitoring in the disputed territory of northern Africa's Western Sahara and warned against unfair exploitation of the region's natural resources.


  3. AP Photographer Killed and Journalist Wounded, in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Friday Apr 4 | Daily Kos

    Photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been killed, and journalist Kathy Gannon is injured with bullet wounds, in an attack by a police officer in Khost, eastern Afghanistan.


  4. AP Photographer Killed in Afghanistan: A Look Through Her LensRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 4 | Mashable

    A 48-year-old veteran Associated Press photographer was killed in Afghanistan on Friday when a policeman opened fire on Anja Niedringhaus and a fellow AP reporter in their car.


  5. Laila Was 13 When She Was Forced Into Marriage. Now She's Speaking Up For ChangeRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 3 | The Huffington Post

    When Laila was 13 years old, the Yemeni teenager returned home from a fun day at school to find her mother crying in bed.


  6. Ceremony Marks End of UK Task Force HelmandRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 2 | DefenceTalk News

    After eight years of front line military operations involving tens of thousands of British Servicemen and women, the UK 's military headquarters in Helmand was disbanded yesterday.


  7. Leaving Helmand to uncertain futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 2 | BBC News

    Afghan forces in Helmand in the south-west of the country are struggling to provide security for Saturday's elections.


  8. End of line for Task Force Helmand - and the region's role AfghanistanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 2 | Eastern Daily Press

    The UK's military headquarters in Afghanistan has been disbanded in the latest major step in the drawdown of British troops.


  9. Ceremony Marks End Of Task Force HelmandRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 2 | WireNews+Co

    In the latest stage of the ongoing drawdown of UK operations in Afghanistan, the functions of Headquarters Task Force Helmand have been subsumed into the wider US-led Regional Command .


  10. British troops leave Helmand in further move towards total Afghanistan withdrawalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 2 | The Independent

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  11. 1 sniper, 1 bullet, 6 Afghan insurgents deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 1 | Stars and Stripes

    In this June 2012 file photo, British soldiers post security in the high grass while soldiers from the Afghan National Army clear the town of Kakaran during Operation Atash.


  12. Honours for Penicuik soldiersRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 25 | Midlothian Today

    Soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers were among members of the Armed Forces to be honoured for their efforts in Afghanistan.


  13. Female Afghan Candidates in Helmand Call for Fair CampaignRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 26 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

    Female candidates in Helmand's upcoming provincial council elections complain they are being sidelined as their male counterparts have more access to campaign funding and greater freedom of movement.


  14. Families of fallen soldiers speak of turmoil as military operation to ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 26 | Chronicle Live

    Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists he is still satisfied with his side's 46-point total going into the Premier League's home straight.


  15. The Afghan refugees clinging to hope amid terror and tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 25 | Metro UK News

    Afghan refugees are pleading with Western troops not to abandon them once more to the resurgent Taliban, while cursing the Nato bombs that forced them from their homes and killed family and friends.


  16. War Photographer Captures Fallout From Combat at Home, AbroadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 24 | ABC News

    ... these actions, the Marine commander halted the patrol and decided to return to base. (Mian Poshteh, Helmand, Afghanistan, 2009) The wary inhabitants of this isolated village in Nineveh had never seen an American patrol, and asked what country they ...


  17. Prestigious award for soldier ClintRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 24 | Chorley Guardian

    A soldier from Chorley who managed the move of the UK military's communication systems from Lashkar Gah to Camp Bastion has been awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service.


  18. Bomb rescue soldier given awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 21 | BBC News

    The bravery of a soldier who went to the aid of nine colleagues caught in a fatal roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan has been recognised.


  19. Britain's Departure from AfghanistanRead the original story

    Mar 20, 2014 | Counterpunch

    Farewell to the British, as they leave the country that took their soldiers, and more than a sense of dignity.


  20. State Department: Sexual Abuse of Boys on the Rise in AfghanistanRead the original story

    Mar 19, 2014 | Cybercast News Service

    The State Department in its 2013 human rights report on Afghanistan said the sexual abuse of boys, or bacha baazi, is on the rise in the region, with the practice becoming common in Kabul.