kandahar kandahar  /ˈkæn də hɑr/


  • (n) a city in southern Afghanistan; an important trading center


  1. Friction Among Afghans A Threat To Post-U.S. Mission

    The Afghan farmer in Panjwai District, outside the southern city of Kandahar, is finally fed up with the Taliban. His name is Abdullah Razik. He's slight with a trim beard and a dark green shirt that falls below his knees. The Taliban plant roadside bombs in his fields, he says, and shoot near...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  2. Taliban beheads 2 boys suspected of spying in Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN – Just last year, we started hearing reports from the BBC of hope returning to Kandahar, Afghanistan. But today, that hope has turned into horror. Stories coming out of the southern Afghan province describe why the Taliban cut …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CW39 NewsFix

  3. Taliban beheads two boys in southern Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban fighters beheaded two boys aged 10 and 16 as a warning to villagers not to cooperate with the Afghan government, local officials said. The boys, named Khan and Hameedullah, had travelled to Afghan army and police checkpoints near their home in the southern province of Kandahar, scrounging for leftover food to bring to their families, the officials said ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. "The Taliban know that Kandahar is the key to success or failure," McCain told a news conference at the airport in Kabul. "So what happens in this operation will have a great effect on the outcome of this conflict. But I am convinced we can...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: John McCain Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The cleaning-up operation will start first inside Kandahar city and then we will go to the districts," Karzai said, urging those in the audience to put aside fears of retaliation and join him in retaking control of the city from insurgents,...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Hamid Karzai Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Kandahar does have an iconic status in the history and position of Afghanistan," said Miliband. "I hope we will be able to take a message in what is really a new drive, a new phase in terms of counter-insurgency."
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: David Miliband Source: TVNZ

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