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Map showing Helmand province in Afghanistan

Helmand province is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. It is in the south-west of the country. Its capital is Lashkargah. Afghanistan consists of 34 provinces, or velayat: Map showing provinces of Afghanistan Badakhshan province Badghis province Baghlan province Balkh province Bamiyan province Daikondi province - northern part of Oruzgan province - established March 28, 2004 Farah province Faryab province Ghazni province Ghowr province Helmand province Herat province Jowzjan province Kabul province Kandahar... Lashkargah the capitol of Helmand provence lacated in south western afghanistan,mostly very arid and desolate,however around the helmand river, farming does exist. ...



Provinces of Afghanistan Flag of Afghanistan
Badakhshan | Badghis | Baghlan | Balkh | Bamiyan | Daikondi | Farah | Faryab | Ghazni | Ghowr | Helmand | Herat | Jowzjan | Kabul | Kandahar | Kapisa | Khost | Konar | Kunduz | Laghman | Lowgar | Nangarhar | Nimruz | Nurestan | Oruzgan | Paktia | Paktika | Panjshir | Parvan | Samangan | Sar-e Pol | Takhar | Vardak | Zabul

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Helmand Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (684 words)
Helmand (Persian: هلمند) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan.
There are reports that the Taliban see Helmand province as a key testing area for their ability to take and hold Afghan territory from NATO and Afghani troops [2].
News reports identified the insurgents involved in the fighting as a mix of Taliban fighters and warring tribal groups, primarily the Ishakzai and Alikozai, who are heavily involved in the province's lucrative opium trade [4].
Helmand Province: Information from Answers.com (624 words)
It was announced on January 27 2006 in the British Parliament that a NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) would be replacing the U.S troops in the province as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
As of Summer 2006, Helmand was one of the districts involved in Operation Mountain Thrust, a combined NATO-Afghani mission targeted at Taliban fighters in the south of the country.
News reports identified the insurgents involved in the fighting as a mix of Taliban fighters and warring tribal groups, primarily the Ishakzai and Alikozai, who are heavily involved in the province's lucrative opium trade [3].
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