In addition, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and Lahore also have sizeable Pashtun populations. 300 Pashtuns held in crackdown, The Nation. 8 April 2009. Dari dominates in the northern, western and central areas of Afghanistan, and is the common language spoken in cities such as Kabul, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Fayzabad (Fayzabad, Badakhshan), Panjshir, and Bamiyan. Smaller Dari-speaking communities also exist in southern Pashtun-dominated
title US eyes possible goal increase for the Afghan army first David last Morgan date 2009-07-10 It also announced plans to spend $1.3 billion on building several military bases for the Afghan army.
in this area. The Farah Airport is located next to the city and as of May 2014 had regularly scheduled flights to Herat (Herat International Airport). There are secondary roads in different directions from the city. As of 2010 Farah City had 30km of paved roads, 136km of gravel roads and 150km of unpaved roads. National Area-Based Development Programme, Farah Provincial Profile,http: www.mrrd-nabdp.org attachments article 232 Farah%20Provincial%20Profile.pdf ref>
by the account of survivors, the air raid was not a brief attack by several aircraft acting on mistaken intelligence, but a sustained bombardment in which three villages were pounded to pieces.riot-over-airstrike-atrocity-1681070.html Afghans riot over air-strike atrocity An Afghan government investigation concluded on May 16, 2009 with the Afghan Defense Ministry
Dupree (professor) Louis Dupree , Nancy Hatch Dupree and others publisher Encyclopædia Britannica accessdate 2010-09-24 Nader Shah then built a new town nearby, named after himself, "Nāderābād", to replace the ancient city. The Abdalis were
40974.TXT title Farah Climate Normals 1961-1990 publisher National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration accessdate December 26, 2012 Books relating to Farah Little has been written about Farah; some fleeting references can be found in works related to Afghanistan or works that focus on the Great Game Politics of the UK and the Russian Empire during the 19th century. However, 2011 saw the publication of ''Words in the Dust'' Trent Reedy, ''Words in the Dust'', Arthur A. Levine 2011 by author Trent Reedy, who was one of the first American soldiers to enter Farah in 2004. His book, while fiction, is set in Farah City and the wider province. See also * Provincial Reconstruction Team * Granai airstrike References Imam reached Kandahar after completing the journey of Khurasan. He stayed here for a fortnight. The acceptance of Imam Mehdi by the governor of Kandahar had a very positive effect. Finally the Imam reached Farah (Farah, Afghanistan). As usual he started delivering his sermons (Bayan-e-Qur’an) at this place. The governor of Farah, Mir Dhunoon Baig, after learning about the Imam, came to one of his sermons. At that time thousands of people from Farah were listening to the sermons. At the end of the sermon, Mir Dhunoon wanted to verify the truth of his claim as promised Mehdi (for test of a Hadith by Mir Dhunoon, see an article under literature).
, Tarin Kowt to the north, and Quetta in neighboring Pakistan to the south. Following the US-led invasion (Operation Enduring Freedom) and the removal of the Taliban government (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) in late 2001, the military of Afghanistan is being rebuilt and reformed by NATO military alliance (Collective security#Collective defense), mainly by the United States armed forces. Despite early problems with recruitment and training, it is becoming effective
announcing an official death toll of 140 villagers. A copy of the government's list of the names and ages of each of the 140 dead showed that 93 of those killed were children, and only 22 were adult males. U.S. strikes killed 140 villagers: Afghan probe On 20 November 2009 it was reported that a suicide bomber on a motocycle detonated near a market
(including commandos). Anthony Cordesman, 'Winning in Afghanistan: Afghan Force Development,' Center for Strategic and International Studies, December 14, 2006 The corps is supported by the Herat Regional Support Squadron of the ANAAC, equipped with eight helicopters: four transport to support the corps' commando battalion, two attack, and two medical transport aircraft. - FAH OAFR Farah Airport Farah
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'''Farah''' (Pashto (Pashto language) Persian (Dari (Persian dialect)): فراه) is the capital of Farah Province, located in western Afghanistan. It has a population of about 108,400, and is mainly ethnic Pashtun people. It is about the 16th largest city (list of cities in Afghanistan) of the country in terms of population. The Farah Airport is located in the area.