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A Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is an administrative unit of international aid to Afghanistan, consisting of a small operating base from which a group of sixty to more than one hundred civilians and military specialists work to perform small reconstruction projects or provide security for others involved in aid work. Within these PRTs there are typically 3-5 civilians and the remainder is made up of military forces. PRTs are backed by national and international security forces. PRTs were originally built and operated by US forces as means of facilitating reconstruction efforts in provinces outside the capital, Kabul. Following NATO involvement in Afghanistan, the command of many PRTs was transferred from the US forces to the forces of the nations under the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Kabul, Kâbl (locally: کابل), is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan with a population close to 3 million. ... NATO 2002 Summit in Prague The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation[1] (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, the Atlantic Alliance or the Western Alliance, is an international organisation for collective security established in 1949, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington, DC, on 4 April 1949. ... French Army forces, 4èmes chasseurs (27th mountain infantry brigade), in Afghanistan in 2004, passing a woman in a burqa. ...


A PRT includes a military component (Civil Affairs/Force Protection), aid agencies (such as USAID), civilian contractors (such as KBR), and civilian police advisors. The respective Departments of State for the countries operating the PRTs also have representatives. Additionally, the United States currently has a number of Department of Agriculture representatives working at the PRT's to assist in agricultural recovery. The United States Agency for International Development (or USAID) is the US government organization responsible for most non-military foreign aid. ... KBR can stand for: Kellogg, Brown and Root Key based routing Royal Library of Belgium KBR Radio kbr can stand for: The ISO 639 linguistic identifier code for the Ethiopian language Kaffa (or Kafa). ...


PRT's in Afghan cities (and the lead nation - as of January 2006):


ISAF PRT's: Baghlan (Netherlands, later Hungary since October 2006), Chaghcharan (Lithuania), Farah (US), Fayzabad (Germany, together with the help of Denmark), Herat (Italy), Kunduz (Germany), Mazari Sharif (UK, then Denmark/Sweden, then Germany), Meymaneh (UK, then Norway), Qala-e Naw (Spain) The city of Baghlan was established in Afghanistan in approximately 1960. ... Chaghcharan is the capital of Ghowr province in Western Afghanistan. ... Farah is a town in southwest Afghanistan on the banks Farah River. ... Fayzabad (also spelled Feyzabad) is the largest city in the Afghan Badakhshan province with around 50. ... Court of the Friday Mosque in Herāt. ... President Celal Bayar, King Zahir and Lord Serwar Nasher inspecting the once world-renown cotton of Kunduz Spinzar factory Kunduz (قندوز) is a city in Afghanistan; the name has also sometimes been rendered as Kûnduz, Qonduz, Qondûz, Konduz, Kondûz, Kondoz, or Qhunduz. ... Mazari Sharif , also known as Mazar-e-Sharif, Mazar-i Sharif, Mazār-e SharÄ«f and Mazar-i-Sharif (locally: مزار شریف), is the fourth biggest city in Afghanistan and the capital of Balkh province. ... Meymaneh (2004 population 75,900; 35° 55′ 17″ N 64° 47′ 1″ E, altitude 877 meters) is the capital of Faryab province, Afghanistan. ...


Combined Joint Task Force 76's PRT's: Asadabad (US), Bamyan (New Zealand's Task Group Crib), Gardez (US), Ghazni (US), Jalalabad (US), Kandahar (Canada), Khowst (US), Lashkar Gah (US), Mehtarlam (US), Parwan (US/South Korea), Qalat (US), Sharana (US), Tarin Kowt (Netherlands; Task Force Uruzgan, together with troops from Australia) Combined Joint Task Force – 76 (CJTF-76) was a US led subordinate formation of the former Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan (CFC-A) headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan from the time CFC-A stood up to the time the International Security Assistance Force took full command of the coalition military operations in... Asadabad (or Asad Abad) is a city of Afghanistan, the capital of Kunar province. ... Bamiyan province is one of the thirty_four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Gardez is the capital of Paktia province, Afghanistan. ... Minaret, July 2001 Ghazni is a city in central Afghanistan, situated on a plateau at 7280 feet above sea level. ... Jalalabad (Persian: Jalālābād) is the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, 150 km east of Kabul near the Khyber Pass. ... For the 2001 movie by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, see Kandahar (film). ... Khost, sometimes spelt Khowst, is a town in Afghanistan, located at 33. ... Lashkar Gah is the capital of Helmand Province located in south-western Afghanistan. ... Qalat is the capital of the Zabul province in southern Afghanistan. ... Tarin Kowt is the capital of Oruzgan (also written Uruzgan) province in southern Afghanistan. ... The Dutch ISAF-operation Task Force Uruzgan (TFU) is part of the international taskforce in Afghanistan. ...


Canadian forces provide similar services under the name Civil-Military Co-operation. // General CIMIC (Civil-Military Cooperation) is the military function through which a commander links to civilian agencies active in a theatre of operations. ...


Since the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force took over command of the whole of the country at October, 5, 2006, the number of PRT's is 24. There are 5 regional command centres, which the PRTs report to: French Army forces, 4èmes chasseurs (27th mountain infantry brigade), in Afghanistan in 2004, passing a woman in a burqa. ...


PRTs as of October 2006

Regional Command Capital, Kabul (none)
Regional Command North, Mazar-i-Sharif
PRT Mazar-i-Sharif, Sweden
PRT Kunduz (Germany),
PRT Meymaneh (UK, then Norway),
PRT Fayzabad (Germany, together with the help of Denmark),
Pol-e Khomri/Baghlan, now Hungary
Regional Command West, Herat
Herat (Italy),
Chaghcharan (Lithuania),
Farah (US),
Qala-e Naw (Spain)
Regional Command South, Khandahar
Kandahar (Canada),
Tarin Kowt (Netherlands; Task Force Uruzgan, together with troops from Australia)
Qalat (US),
Lashkar Gah (US),
Regional Command East/Combined Joint Task Force 76 (US led)
Asadabad (US),
Bamyan (New Zealand's Task Group Crib),
Gardez (US),
Ghazni (US),
Jalalabad (US),
Khowst (US),
Lashkar Gah (US),
Mehtarlam (US),
Qalat (US),
Sharana (US),
Panjshir, Bagram, Nuristan (New U.S. PRTs, includes former US/South Korea Parwan PRT)

President Celal Bayar, King Zahir and Lord Serwar Nasher inspecting the once world-renown cotton of Kunduz Spinzar factory Kunduz (قندوز) is a city in Afghanistan; the name has also sometimes been rendered as Kûnduz, Qonduz, Qondûz, Konduz, Kondûz, Kondoz, or Qhunduz. ... Meymaneh (2004 population 75,900; 35° 55′ 17″ N 64° 47′ 1″ E, altitude 877 meters) is the capital of Faryab province, Afghanistan. ... Fayzabad (also spelled Feyzabad) is the largest city in the Afghan Badakhshan province with around 50. ... The city of Baghlan was established in Afghanistan in approximately 1960. ... Court of the Friday Mosque in Herāt. ... Court of the Friday Mosque in Herāt. ... Chaghcharan is the capital of Ghowr province in Western Afghanistan. ... Farah is a town in southwest Afghanistan on the banks Farah River. ... For the 2001 movie by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, see Kandahar (film). ... Tarin Kowt is the capital of Oruzgan (also written Uruzgan) province in southern Afghanistan. ... The Dutch ISAF-operation Task Force Uruzgan (TFU) is part of the international taskforce in Afghanistan. ... Qalat is the capital of the Zabul province in southern Afghanistan. ... Lashkar Gah is the capital of Helmand Province located in south-western Afghanistan. ... Combined Joint Task Force – 76 (CJTF-76) was a US led subordinate formation of the former Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan (CFC-A) headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan from the time CFC-A stood up to the time the International Security Assistance Force took full command of the coalition military operations in... Asadabad (or Asad Abad) is a city of Afghanistan, the capital of Kunar province. ... Bamiyan province is one of the thirty_four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Gardez is the capital of Paktia province, Afghanistan. ... Minaret, July 2001 Ghazni is a city in central Afghanistan, situated on a plateau at 7280 feet above sea level. ... Jalalabad (Persian: Jalālābād) is the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, 150 km east of Kabul near the Khyber Pass. ... Khost, sometimes spelt Khowst, is a town in Afghanistan, located at 33. ... Lashkar Gah is the capital of Helmand Province located in south-western Afghanistan. ... Qalat is the capital of the Zabul province in southern Afghanistan. ...

See also

ISAF can stand for: International Sailing Federation International Security Assistance Force This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

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