Greg Myre. In the early s, Americans working on a huge engineering project in southern Afghanistan lived in a self-contained community. It looked like a piece of America dropped into the Afghan desert and was known as "Little America. The plan in Afghanistan was ambitious. Americans would set up a base in one of the most remote parts of one of the world's most isolated countries.
Afghan soldier shoots dead two British troops at gates of UK base in Helmand
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The team is located in Northwood in the UK and in Helmand at Camp Bastion and the Task Force Headquarters and works to support the coalition forces together with the other government departments such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development. Contact Helmand Blog - helmandblog googlemail. Hundreds of people defied Taliban threats and rocket attacks to vote in Afghanistan 's most dangerous province today. One boy was killed and two more were seriously injured when a volley of Taliban rockets screamed into Lashkar Gah just 20 minutes after polling opened. One landed 10 metres outside a football field where the local governor and President Hamid Karzai 's local campaign manager were voting. But with an astonishing bravery, most voters brushed aside the attacks in the capital of Helmand province. But Lashkar Gah's women proved their mettle as well.
Inside Lashkar Gah prison: Tragic story of prison girl forced to wed at 10 and beaten every night
Khadija, 18, has married three brothers, losing two of them to the Afghan war. By Rod Nordland. KABUL, Afghanistan — Khadija is 18 now, just a year older than the Afghan war itself, and she has already been married three times — to three brothers. One was a Taliban insurgent, killed fighting the United States Marines. One was a policeman, killed fighting the Taliban.
Beneath the anonymity of the sky-blue burqa, Saliha's slender frame and voice betray her young age. Asked why she was serving seven years in jail alongside hardened insurgents and criminals, the year-old giggled and buried her head in her friend's shoulder. Asked whether she had loved the boy, Saliha squirmed with childish embarrassment as her friend replied: "Yes.