Azizabadis a village in the Shindand district, Herat Province, Afghanistan.
It has become known to the wider world due to an attack that took place on Friday 22 August 2008, in which an American attack plane fired indiscriminately on civilians, killing 60 children and 30 adults, as well as destroying many homes.
Herat is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the western part of the country. Together with Badghis, Farah, and Ghor provinces, it makes up the north-western region of Afghanistan. Its primary city and administrative capital is Herat City. The province of Herat is divided into about 17 districts and contains over 1,000 villages. It has a population of about 1,780,000, making it the second most populated province in Afghanistan behind Kabul Province. The population is multi-ethnic but largely Persian-speaking.
Kushk or Koshk is a town in Afghanistan that shares its name with the Kushk River which flows by the town. It is the center of Kushk District, Herat Province. The population is 17,479. It is located atat 1068 m altitude
Sabzawar is a town in Afghanistan that sits at an elevation of 3550 ft on the left bank of the river Harud, 93 miles south of Herat. Sabzawar was once a city of considerable size, and still possesses a fortress with sides of about 200 or 250 yards. This fortress has been abandoned, and the town, which is the centre of a group of villages is now fairly prosperous, with a bazaar of about 500 shops. The plains about Sabzawar are highly cultivated by the Nurzai Duranis, and each village is protected by its own little mud fort.
Adraskan is an old town in western Afghanistan, mentioned in 13th and 14th century geographies as one of four prominent towns in the district of Sabzwar, the Green Place, which, now called Shindand. Now the town is the center of Adraskan District in Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is located onat 1343 m altitude. The main Kandahar–Herat Highway passes through the town.
Guzara (Gozareh) is a village and the center of Guzara District in Herat Province, Afghanistan onat 992 m altitude. The Herat Airfield is very close to the village to the east.
Injil is a village and the center of the Injil District in Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 950m altitude a few miles southeast of Herat.
Karukh District is situated in the northeastern part of Herat Province, Afghanistan. It borders Kushk District to the northwest, Kushki Kuhna District to the north and Badghis Province to the northeast. To the east is Obe District. To the south is Pashtun Zarghun District and Injil District is situated to the west. The population is 62,000. The district center is the town of Karukh.
Karukh is a town and the center of Karukh District, Herat Province, Afghanistan. The population is more than 18,800 people. The town is located at
Karukh's busy bazaar is continuously mentioned in travelogues down through the centuries. The shrine of Alla Berdi, Sufi ul-Islam, stands there.
Kushki Kuhna is a town and the center of Kushki Kuhna District, Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1125 m altitude and is 170 km northeast of Herat.
Shīnḍanḍ is a town and the center of the Shindand District, Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is located atat 1,066 m altitude. The Shindand Air Base is located about 15 miles northeast of the town.
Bazargan is a village in Herat Province, Afghanistan.
Balūchī is a town in Herat Province, Afghanistan.
The Azizabad airstrike was carried out by the United States Air Force on Friday 22 August 2008 in the village of Azizabad which is located in Shindand district, Herat Province, Afghanistan. The airstrike killed an estimated 78 to 92 civilians, mostly children, and a number of structures in the village including homes were damaged or destroyed, although there remains some dispute about the accuracy of these figures. A Taliban commander was the intended target of the airstrike.
The Granai airstrike, sometimes called the Granai massacre, refers to the killing of approximately 86 to 147 Afghan civilians by an airstrike by a US Air Force B-1 Bomber on May 4, 2009, in the village of Granai in Farah Province, south of Herat, Afghanistan.
Azizabad may refer to:
Hyderabad airstrike refers to the killing of many Afghan civilians including women and children in the village of Hyderabad, Gerishk District, Helmand province, Afghanistan on June 28, 2007 by the United States Army.
Herat District is a district of Herat Province, Afghanistan. The capital lies at Herat city. In 2019 the estimated population was 556,205.
Azizabad-e Bala is a village in Nurali Rural District, in the Central District of Delfan County, Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its existence was noted, but its population was not reported.
Abd ol Azizabad is a village in Gowhar Kuh Rural District, Nukabad District, Khash County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 144, in 32 families.
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