"A story:
A man fires a rifle for many years. And he goes to war.
And afterwards he comes home, and he sees that whatever else he may do with his life - build a house, love a woman, change his son’s diaper - he will always remain a Jarhead.
And all the Jarheads killing and dying, they will always be me. We are still in the desert.”
-Jarhead (2005) - ending quote

Afghanistan deputy governor shot dead in Kandahar

Afghanistan deputy governor shot dead in Kandahar


The deputy governor of Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar has been killed by an unknown gunman on his way to a university class, local sources say.  Abdul Qadim Patyal was quickly taken to hospital after he was shot on Sunday, according to Tawab Ghorzang, a local official.


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Last international forces airlifted from key base in Afghanistan

By Kay Johnson KANDAHAR AIR FIELD Afghanistan (Reuters) - A fleet of planes and helicopters airlifted the last U.S. and British forces from a key base in southern Afghanistan on Monday, a day after the international coalition closed the massive facility and handed it over to the Afghan military. The troops’ withdrawal and base closure in the province of Helmand is one of the largest operations in the winding down of the international combat mission in Afghanistan, 13 years after the toppling of the radical, Islamist Taliban regime. …
Source: Reuters
Bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 6

Bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 6

A senior Afghan government official says a roadside bomb in the southern Helmand province has killed six civilians, including two women and two children.

Mohammed Sharif, district chief of Musa Qala district in Helmand, said on Friday that the bomb ripped through a vehicle the previous night, killing everyone inside.

No one has taken responsibility for the attack but Taliban insurgents fighting…

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Eight civilians including five women were killed when a roadside bomb blew up their vehicle in southern Afghanistan, local officials said on Saturday. The United Nations said this week that the Afghan war was inflicting an increasingly devastating toll on civilians, with the number of casualties rising by almost a quarter in the first half of this year. “They were traveling from Pajwai district to Kandahar city to visit a doctor and do some shopping for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr (Muslim holiday),” said Dawa Khan Minapal, a spokesman for provincial governor. “But their vehicle was targeted by a roadside bomb freshly planted by the Taliban and this tragedy happened.” He added: “Their dead bodies are still in the area and police have already transferred two wounded children from the incident to a provincial hospital”.
Source: Reuters

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five American special operations troops were killed by a U.S. airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, in one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in nearly 14 years of war, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Associated Press

#dopeshot via @wppromania 2012, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize singles
David Goldman, USA
24 June 2011
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Canadian Forces soldier Corporal Ben Vandandaigue plays on a drum kit at Forward Operating Base Sperwan Ghar, overlooking the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Vandandaigue played the drums in a corner of the base when it wasn’t being used to repair armored vehicles, during his unit’s final week of patrols. Canadian combat operations came to an end in July, as troops withdrew from the southern region of Afghanistan. The base was handed over to American troops.
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Tagged by the lovely kat2609 (she is new, you should say hi). 

Four Names People Call Me:

  1. Holli
  2. The Ma’am
  3. Captain
  4. Mryddin Wilt

Four Jobs I’ve Held: 

  1. Waitress
  2. College TA
  3. Army Officer
  4. Travel Agent/Tour Operator

Four Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once:

  1. Sabrina
  2. The Decoy Bride
  3. Serenity
  4. Sliding Doors

Four Places I’ve Lived:

  1. Southern California
  2. Georgia
  3. Afghanistan
  4. Kentucky

Four Places I’ve Been:

  1. Greece
  2. Israel
  3. Indonesia
  4. Rwanda

Four Things I Won’t Eat:

  1. Cows Tongue
  2. Pigs feet
  3. Frogs legs
  4. Spiders

Four TV Shows I’ve Watched Most Recently (No OUAT cause it’s on hiatus):

  1. Arrow
  2. Agent Carter
  3. Brooklyn 99
  4. Parks and Recreation

Four Things I’m Looking Forward to This Year: 

  1. Taking friends on a tour to Southern Africa
  2. Finishing and (hopefully) getting someone to buy my novel
  3. The rest of OUAT Season 4
  4. The Dust Storm movie coming out in some way that I can actually see it!

I’m going to tag swanwithwifi, hookedoncapthook stunningcaptainswan captainhookedonafeelin

As always feel free not to play! 

anonymous asked:

I agree. Afghans shouldn't be wearing saris but the anarkali/salwar kameez (mughal origin) has cultural significance and history in southern afghanistan though.

sure, the Salwar Kameez does. Im talking about Afghans who dress in Saris to every Afghan function and have “indian parties” where they dress in traditional indian clothes like its a costume. 

Gunmen in Afghanistan halt buses, seize 30 passengers - Reuters

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Gunmen in Afghanistan halt buses, seize 30 passengers
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Gunmen in Afghanistan halt buses, seize 30 passengers
Feb 24th 2015, 09:41

KANDAHAR (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen in southern Afghanistan stopped two buses traveling to the capital, Kabul, and seized around 30 people belonging to the ethnic Hazara minority, a bus company official said on Tuesday.

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