commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, confirmed that Western military forces in Afghanistan use white phosphorus in order to illuminate targets or as an incendiary to destroy bunkers and enemy equipment.
in both Greek and Aramaic has been discovered in Kandahar. It is said to be written in excellent Classical Greek, using sophisticated philosophical terms. In this Edict, Ashoka uses the word Eusebeia ("Piety") as the Greek translation for the ubiquitous "Dharma" of his other Edicts written in Prakrit: :"Ten years (of reign) having been completed, King Piodasses (Ashoka) made known (the doctrine of) Piety (''εὐσέβεια'', Eusebeia) to men; and from
suspected Al-Qaeda and Taliban forces further north, into the net established by CJSOTF. After his arrest, Ullah was possibly held at the U.S. base in Gardez (Gardez, Afghanistan), where he alleges that he was beaten. At some point, he was transferred to the air base at Bagram, and flown to Guantanamo Bay. After pressure from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, he was released on January 29, 2004, having been held by the U.S. for seventeen months, and returned to Khoja Angur. The Red Crescent state that Asadullah's family were not informed that their son had been arrested until seven months after the event, and then only by a Red Crescent official. Military *On 11 March 1985, a Soviet Air Force Antonov An-30 was on an aerial photography flight in the Kabul area south of the Panjshir Valley. Upon returning to the airport, the aircraft was struck by a Strela Wikipedia:Bagram
. Megasthenes sent detailed reports on Indian religions, which were circulated and quoted throughout the Classical world for centuries: Surviving fragments of Megasthenes:Full text The Kushan kingdom was founded by King Heraios, and greatly expanded by his successor, Kujula Kadphises. Kadphises' son, Vima Takto conquered territory now in India
school student was arrested two days later carrying a 9mm pistol. The student told police he had been influenced by the cartoons. * At least four protesters were killed in Afghanistan, in Mihtarlam, and a US air base in Bagram. One protester was trampled
school student was arrested two days later carrying a 9mm pistol. The student told police he had been influenced by the cartoons. Wikipedia:Bagram
known expressions of the interaction of Greek and Buddhist cultures — also continued over several centuries, until the 5th century CE White Hun (Huna (people)) invasions of Scythia. The travelogues of Chinese pilgrims Fa Xian (337 – ca.422 CE) and Huen Tsang (602 603–664 CE) describe the famed Buddhist seminary at Taxila and the status of Buddhism in the region of Pakistan in this period. Pipelines There are petroleum Pipeline transport pipelines
. Kanishka convened a great Buddhist council in Taxila , marking the start of the pantheistic Mahayana Buddhism and its scission with Nikaya Buddhism. The art and culture of Gandhara — the best known expressions of the interaction of Greek and Buddhist cultures — also continued over several centuries, until the 5th century CE White Hun (Huna (people)) invasions of Scythia. The travelogues of Chinese pilgrims Fa Xian (337 – ca.422 CE) and Huen Tsang (602 603–664
http: www.nytimes.com 2009 04 20 world asia 20ambush.html?_r 1&ref world&pagewanted all accessdate 2 December 2009 title Pinned Down, a Sprint to Escape Taliban Zone newspaper New York Times date 19 April 2009 first C. J. last Chivers The Afghan government later launched an investigation into the use of white phosphorus munitions.
newsarticle.aspx?id 66924 Karen Parrish "Colonel 'Proud, Humbled' to Represent Gay, Lesbian Troops," January 25, 2012 , accessed January 27, 2012 On December 23, after 80 days at sea, US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won the right to the traditional "first kiss" upon returning to port and shared it with her same-sex partner. Her ship's commanding officer, in one report, "said that the crew's reaction upon learning who was selected to have
earlier in the news as it was claimed that prisoners were tortured: see the article Bagram torture and prisoner abuse, and also at the time of the hand-over of the facility human-rights groups like Amnesty International have raised concerns about the treatment of prisoners in the facility References and footnotes *''Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul'' (2008). Eds., Friedrik Hiebert and Pierre
Braithwaite, Rodric title Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979–1989 location publisher Oxford University Press year 2011 isbn 9780199832651 page 99 On 27 December Radio Kabul broadcast Karmal's pre-recorded speech, which stated "Today the torture machine of Amin has been smashed, his accomplices – the primitive executioners, usurpers and murderers of tens of thousand of our fellow countrymen – fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons
; Globalsecurity.org, The 1978 Revolution and the Soviet invasion. Retrieved October 2007. After the coup, desertions swept the force, affecting the loyalty and moral values of soldiers, there were purges on patriotic junior and senior officers, and upper class Afghan aristocrats (Aristocracy (class)) in society. After the revelation of CIA sponsored torture in the 1970's and the subsequent
'''Bagram''' ( ''), founded as Alexandria on the Caucasus and known in medieval times as Kapisa, is a small town and seat in Bagram District in Parwan Province of Afghanistan, about 60 kilometers north of the capital Kabul. It is the site of an ancient city located at the junction of the Ghorband (Ghorband Valley) and Panjshir Valley, near today's city of Charikar, Afghanistan.
The location of this historical town made it a key passage from Ancient India along the Silk Road, leading westwards through the mountains towards Bamiyan (Bamyan City).