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The Arghandab Valley

A view from the air of this magnificent agricultural area. A veritable Shangri-La if only the people were left alone.
AFGHANISTAN - ARGHANDAB VALLEY

May 24th 2010
Our first field mission outside the compound was to the Arghandab Valley to the west of Kandahar City. The Arghandab River is a major flow from the Hindu Kush into the Helmand River and waters an enormous irrigated area that was constructed in the 1950s - by the USA. The valley is a veritable Shangri-La and used to be the food basket of not just Afghanistan but much of the region. It grows a pro ... read more
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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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