Asadabad, Afghanistan

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, had heavy influence in the area. Osama bin Laden also spent time in Asadabad. http: www.salon.com 2002 09 06 asadabad Modern day About 10% - 15% of the valley surrounding Asadabad is used for agriculture by using an ancient land development technique called terracing (Terrace (agriculture)). However, flooding and erosion have been an issue in the past. The primary crops are wheat, rice, sugarcane and vegetables. Multiple international agencies are assisting with these issues and other issues throughout the province. In January 1979, a large guerrilla force, reported by the contemporary press - estimated - at 5,000 strong, attempted to capture the town, which was the headquarters of the Afghan Army's 9th Division (9th Division (Afghanistan)). Anti-Coalition Militia activity in the region was carried out at the time most notably by a small group led by a local man (from Nangarhar Province) who had aspirations of regional Islamic fundamentalist prominence named Ahmad Shah (Ahmad Shah (Taliban)), hence he and his small group would be one of the primary targets of the operation. Operation Red Wings, conceived by the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (2 3) (2nd Battalion 3rd Marines) of the U.S. Marine Corps (Red Wings was based on an operational model developed by 2 3's sister battalion, the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (3 3) (3rd Battalion 3rd Marines), who preceded the 2nd Battalion in their combat deployment to Afghanistan), utilized special operations forces (SOF) (special operations) units and assets, including members of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operation's Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)) (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (United States)), for the opening phase of the operation. A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance (reconnaissance) of a group of structures known to be used by Ahmad Shah (Ahmad Shah (Taliban)) and his men, fell into an ambush by Shah and his group just hours after inserting by fastrope from an MH-47 helicopter in the area. Three of the four SEALs were killed in the ambush; a quick reaction force helicopter sent in for their aid was subsequently shot down with an RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade (RPG-7) by one of Shah's men, killing all on board, which consisted of 8 Navy SEALs and 8 U.S. Army Special Operations aviators. The operation then became known as Red Wings II and lasted approximately three more weeks, during which time bodies of the deceased SEALs and Army Special Operations aviators were recovered and the only surviving member of the initial four-man surveillance and reconnaissance team, Marcus Luttrell, was rescued. While the goal of the operation, the disruption of Anticoalition Militia activity, was achieved in part, Ahmad Shah regrouped in Pakistan, and returned with yet more men and armament to the area due to the notoriety he gained from the Red Wings ambush and helicopter shootdown. Operationally, Red Wings achieved its stated goal, although temporarily. Shah's group was stricken to a point of inoperability and Shah was seriously wounded during Operation Whalers, which took place in the Kunar Province just weeks after Red Wings drew to a close, in August, 2005. '''Abdul Wali''' was an Afghan (Afghanistan) man who died in US (United States of America) custody on June 21, 2003 at the age of 28. At the time of his death, he had been held for three days at the US base 10 miles south of Asadabad (Asadabad, Afghanistan), in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on suspicion of involvement in a rocket attack on the same base. The cause of his death was at first reported to be a heart attack (myocardial infarction), but this came into question when three members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division came forward to testify that CIA contractor David Passaro assaulted Wali. David Passaro, a former Special Forces medic who worked under contract with the CIA, is the first civilian to be charged with abusing a detainee in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Passaro allegedly beat Abdul Wali for two consecutive nights, leading him to plead with prison guards to shoot him to end his suffering. Among other injuries, Wali suffered a suspected fractured pelvis that would have made it impossible for him to urinate. Passaro was also said to have kicked Abdul Wali in the groin in a football style kick that sent Wali in the air. Passaro worked at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan that was frequently subject to rocket attacks. Wali, a suspect in the attacks, turned himself in voluntarily at the gates of the base and was then interrogated. After Wali lost consciousness Passaro performed mouth-to-mouth in an unsuccessful bid to revive him. Passaro has since been charged of two counts of assault using his hands feet and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (the flashlight) on Wali in June 2003. He was found guilty and is serving a sentence of eight years and four months. CIA worker is jailed over beating, BBC February 13, 2007 right frame Image from Taliban site http: www.alemarah.com . The Taliban claim to have shot down the helicopter using a rocket. (Image:40014392 blast grab220.jpg) The US military has confirmed that 17 servicemen were onboard a CH-47 Chinook (w:CH-47 Chinook) helicopter that has crashed near Asadabad, Afghanistan (w:Asadabad, Afghanistan), on June 28. The fate of the men being transported to an area of Al-Qaeda (w:Al-Qaeda) resistance is unknown.


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. 103–129 (108) Other names adopted by al-Afghani were ''al-Kābulī'' (" the one from Kabul") and ''al-Istānbulī'' (" the one from Istanbul"). Especially in his writings published in Afghanistan, he also used the pseudonym ''ar-Rūmī'' ("the Roman" or "the Anatolian"). '''Kunar''' ( ) is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country


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''. Defense and Arms Control Studies Program, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, p. 13 The explosions destroyed the headquarters of Islamic (Islamist) leader Jamil al-Rahman, and killed a number of his followers. Adamec, Ludwig (2011). ''Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan''. Scarecrow Press, p. 226.ISBN 0810878151 In 2001 the War on Terror began with the invasion of Afghanistan, including Kunar Province. Forward Operating Base Camp Wright was set up a few miles south of Asadabad. According to an Army article, the camp was originally built by the Soviets. http: www.army.mil article 95890 Team_building_on_an_Afghan_mountainside As of January 2009, growth around Asadabad has been substantial. Examples of development are: * Kunar province's main marketplace now has more than 600 stores, up from 100 just three years ago. * Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) have constructed 16 schools, 20 medical clinics, and 8 district centers. * PRTs completed construction on 13 roads and 11 bridges. * Agribusiness Developmental Teams (ADTs) have several evolving projects and over 10 demonstration farms. * Jalalabad-Asmar and Pech River roads have cut travel times in half and connected Asadabad centers of commerce with Jalabad. http: georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov infocus afghanistan The Afghan National Police provide security for the city and district. There is also International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), led by the United States armed forces. It is not only helping the Afghan government to develop the area but is also training the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), including the Afghan Border Police and the Afghan Armed Forces (military of Afghanistan). Notable residents and incidents *Asadabad is the birthplace of Jamal-al-Din Afghani. ''From Reform to Revolution'', Louay Safi, Intellectual Discourse 1995, Vol. 3, No. 1 LINK and Historia, ''Le vent de la révolte souffle au Caire'', Baudouin Eschapasse, LINK The town hall (Town Hall (disambiguation)) in Asadabad is named after him. Karzai seeks end to war on Afghan soil *U.S. Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Red Wings, which took place in the mountainous terrain near Asadabad from June to July 2005. *US Operations: "Big East Wind" and Operation Mountain Lion'' http: complexoperations.org cowiki Kunar_Province *A man named Abdul Wali (Abdul Wali (torture victim)) was tortured to death by CIA contractor David Passaro at the nearby US military base in 2003. Wali had brought himself in for questioning regarding the rocket attacks on the base, at the suggestion of the provincial governor, who told him he wouldn't be harmed. Passaro was later convicted of assault after 82nd Airborne Division troops testified against him. He received 8+ years in prison. CIA worker is jailed over beating, BBC February 13, 2007 Sister cities * Anti-Coalition Militia activity in the region was carried out at the time most notably by a small group led by a local man (from Nangarhar Province) who had aspirations of regional Islamic fundamentalist prominence named Ahmad Shah (Ahmad Shah (Taliban)), hence he and his small group would be one of the primary targets of the operation. Operation Red Wings, conceived by the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (2 3) (2nd Battalion 3rd Marines) of the U.S. Marine Corps (Red Wings was based on an operational model developed by 2 3's sister battalion, the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (3 3) (3rd Battalion 3rd Marines), who preceded the 2nd Battalion in their combat deployment to Afghanistan), utilized special operations forces (SOF) (special operations) units and assets, including members of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operation's Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)) (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (United States)), for the opening phase of the operation. A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance (reconnaissance) of a group of structures known to be used by Ahmad Shah (Ahmad Shah (Taliban)) and his men, fell into an ambush by Shah and his group just hours after inserting by fastrope from an MH-47 helicopter in the area. Three of the four SEALs were killed in the ambush; a quick reaction force helicopter sent in for their aid was subsequently shot down with an RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade (RPG-7) by one of Shah's men, killing all on board, which consisted of 8 Navy SEALs and 8 U.S. Army Special Operations aviators. The operation then became known as Red Wings II and lasted approximately three more weeks, during which time bodies of the deceased SEALs and Army Special Operations aviators were recovered and the only surviving member of the initial four-man surveillance and reconnaissance team, Marcus Luttrell, was rescued. While the goal of the operation, the disruption of Anticoalition Militia activity, was achieved in part, Ahmad Shah regrouped in Pakistan, and returned with yet more men and armament to the area due to the notoriety he gained from the Red Wings ambush and helicopter shootdown. Operationally, Red Wings achieved its stated goal, although temporarily. Shah's group was stricken to a point of inoperability and Shah was seriously wounded during Operation Whalers, which took place in the Kunar Province just weeks after Red Wings drew to a close, in August, 2005. '''Abdul Wali''' was an Afghan (Afghanistan) man who died in US (United States of America) custody on June 21, 2003 at the age of 28. At the time of his death, he had been held for three days at the US base 10 miles south of Asadabad (Asadabad, Afghanistan), in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on suspicion of involvement in a rocket attack on the same base. The cause of his death was at first reported to be a heart attack (myocardial infarction), but this came into question when three members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division came forward to testify that CIA contractor David Passaro assaulted Wali. David Passaro, a former Special Forces medic who worked under contract with the CIA, is the first civilian to be charged with abusing a detainee in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Passaro allegedly beat Abdul Wali for two consecutive nights, leading him to plead with prison guards to shoot him to end his suffering. Among other injuries, Wali suffered a suspected fractured pelvis that would have made it impossible for him to urinate. Passaro was also said to have kicked Abdul Wali in the groin in a football style kick that sent Wali in the air. Passaro worked at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan that was frequently subject to rocket attacks. Wali, a suspect in the attacks, turned himself in voluntarily at the gates of the base and was then interrogated. After Wali lost consciousness Passaro performed mouth-to-mouth in an unsuccessful bid to revive him. Passaro has since been charged of two counts of assault using his hands feet and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (the flashlight) on Wali in June 2003. He was found guilty and is serving a sentence of eight years and four months. CIA worker is jailed over beating, BBC February 13, 2007 right frame Image from Taliban site http: www.alemarah.com . The Taliban claim to have shot down the helicopter using a rocket. (Image:40014392 blast grab220.jpg) The US military has confirmed that 17 servicemen were onboard a CH-47 Chinook (w:CH-47 Chinook) helicopter that has crashed near Asadabad, Afghanistan (w:Asadabad, Afghanistan), on June 28. The fate of the men being transported to an area of Al-Qaeda (w:Al-Qaeda) resistance is unknown.


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and international assistance Asadabad (Asadabad, Afghanistan) hosts both an American Provincial Reconstruction Team at nearby Forward Operating Base Wright and a UNAMA development office. Additionally, representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), US State and Agriculture Departments advise the local government. A US Army Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) was deployed to the province in late 2009. Successive ADTs continue to serve in the province.


international studies

''. Defense and Arms Control Studies Program, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, p. 13 The explosions destroyed the headquarters of Islamic (Islamist) leader Jamil al-Rahman, and killed a number of his followers. Adamec, Ludwig (2011). ''Historical Dictionary of Afghanistan''. Scarecrow Press, p. 226.ISBN 0810878151 In 2001 the War on Terror began with the invasion of Afghanistan, including Kunar Province


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: www.asadabad.ru Asadabad.ru , an entire Russian website devoted to the veterans of the 334th from the Soviet Afghan war *Vlasenko Map i-42-12, a highly detailed old Russian map of the area Category:Populated places in Kunar Province Important metropolitan centres (metropolitan area) of Pashtun culture include Kandahar, Quetta, Peshawar, Jalalabad and Lashkar Gah. There are a number of smaller Pashtun dominated


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Corps (Red Wings was based on an operational model developed by 2 3's sister battalion, the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (3 3) (3rd Battalion 3rd Marines), who preceded the 2nd Battalion in their combat deployment to Afghanistan), utilized special operations forces (SOF) (special operations) units and assets, including members of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (United States) U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special

; Three of the four SEALs were killed in the ambush; a quick reaction force helicopter sent in for their aid was subsequently shot down with an RPG-7 rocket propelled grenade (RPG-7) by one of Shah's men, killing all on board, which consisted of 8 Navy SEALs and 8 U.S. Army Special Operations aviators. The operation then became known as Red Wings II and lasted approximately three more weeks, ref name "Ed_Darack_Victory_Point" >

; during which time bodies of the deceased SEALs and Army Special Operations aviators were recovered and the only surviving member of the initial four-man surveillance and reconnaissance team, Marcus Luttrell, was rescued. While the goal of the operation, the disruption of Anticoalition Militia activity, was achieved in part, Ahmad Shah regrouped in Pakistan, and returned with yet more men and armament to the area due to the notoriety he gained from


development technique

, had heavy influence in the area. Osama bin Laden also spent time in Asadabad. http: www.salon.com 2002 09 06 asadabad Modern day About 10% - 15% of the valley surrounding Asadabad is used for agriculture by using an ancient land development technique called terracing (Terrace (agriculture)). However, flooding and erosion have been an issue in the past. The primary crops are wheat, rice, sugarcane and vegetables. Multiple international agencies


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, had heavy influence in the area. Osama bin Laden also spent time in Asadabad. http: www.salon.com 2002 09 06 asadabad Modern day About 10% - 15% of the valley surrounding Asadabad is used for agriculture by using an ancient land development technique called terracing (Terrace (agriculture)). However, flooding and erosion have been an issue in the past. The primary crops are wheat, rice, sugarcane and vegetables. Multiple international agencies


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Asadabad, Afghanistan

'''Asadabad''' or Asad Abad ( - Asadābād) is the capital city of Kunar Province in Afghanistan. It is located in the eastern portion of the country adjacent to Pakistan. The city is located within a valley at the confluence of the Pech River and Kunar River between two mountain ridgelines running along both sides of the valley from Northeast to Southwest.

Asadabad is in a mountainous region of the Hindu Kush mountains about 13 km (eight miles) northwest of the Pakistani border and 80 km (50 miles) northeast of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Asadabad deals with a moderate amount of trade goods. Nawa Pass, that lies about 16 km (10 miles) south of Asadabad, is the next major border crossing point North of the Khyber Pass for the region. http: maps.google.com maps?ie UTF-8&hl en&tab wl The pass is under constant observation due to its relative ease to cross for commerce and its potential usage for smuggling and Taliban insurgents (Taliban insurgency).'' ''http: www.disam.dsca.mil pubs Indexes Vol%2031_3 Moeller.pdf'' ''

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