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Traveling across Helmand  

Traveling across Helmand

Kandahar to Herat

August 11th 2009
-9 Days till national elections/49 days till I get home Helmand Province in south Afghanistan is a popular hotbed for opium-at times you could see the poppys from the main ring route. Fortunately, we saw only minor hostile activity and dropped most of our convoy off at FOB Tombstone. We continued on to FOB Delaram, a marine camp in west Helmand, and stayed there for a couple of days be ... read more
Asia » Afghanistan » West » Herat

Afghan Flag Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
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