Deh Rawood is a district in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan, and the name of the town that serves as district seat.Deh Rawood lies along the Helmand River. The tribes in the district are Pashtun, dominated by the Noorzai and Populzai sub-tribes.
The Netherlands, representing the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) force in Uruzgan Province, has established a military base in Deh Rawod, adjacent to pre-existing U.S. and Afghan Army bases.
Government includes a district governor, chief of police, court, line departments, and three district shuras:
On 19 November 2009 it was reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up in Deh Rawad district in a crowded area. The attack killed 10 and injured 13.
On 17 December 2009, another suicide bomber blew himself up but failed at his attempt to get inside of the district headquarters.
On December 16, 2020, the Taliban launched a surprise attack on the district, killing 20 ANDSF members including the district's deputy police chief of the district. The Taliban occupied the bazaar of the district before being pushed out by remaining militia forces in the area.
On December 29, 2020, a Taliban flag was reported to have been flown over the city's center, indicating that Afghan forces have left the area.
Uruzgan, also spelled as Urozgan or Oruzgan, is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. Uruzgan is located in the center of the country. The population is 436,079, and the province is mostly a tribal society. Tarinkot serves as the capital of the province.
Deh Rawood is a town in Deh Rawood District in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. It is located 400 kilometres southwest of Kabul. Since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan the area has been noted as a remaining Taliban stronghold. The area is rural with mountainous, roadless terrain.
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Tarīnkōṭ, also spelled as Tarin Kowt, is the capital of Uruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan in the Tarinkot District. Tarinkot city has a population of 71,604 (2015), with some 200 small shops in the city's bazaar.
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Task Force Uruzgan (TFU) was Australia and the Netherlands' contribution to NATO's Regional Command South, International Security Assistance Force, in Afghanistan. The Dutch lead one of the four Provincial Reconstruction Teams in the southern region of the country. 1,200 to 1,400 Dutch military, mandated by the Dutch Parliament in February 2006, will attempt to maintain order in Uruzgan Province through July 2010. They will also attempt to develop political and economic infrastructure and to train the Afghan police.
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US and NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operations, alongside Afghan National Army forces, continued against the Taliban through 2007.
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Ahmad Omaid Khpalwak, also spelled as Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, was an Afghan journalist who worked for the Pajhwok Afghan News and as a freelance stringer for the BBC since 2008. After an investigation into his death, it was determined by the International Security Assistance Force that an American soldier had accidentally killed Khpalwak while clearing a broadcast building of terrorists while Tarin Kowt was under attack. Khpalwak was the third journalist from Pajhwok to be killed in three years. He was the third BBC reporter to be killed in Afghanistan and the second BBC reporter to be killed in the War in Afghanistan.
Events from the year 2012 in Afghanistan.
The following lists events that happened during 2016 in Afghanistan.
In a continuation of previous attacks by the Taliban in May and June, multiple clashes between Afghan security forces and the Taliban were reported. They carried out several attacks throughout Afghanistan, resulting in multiple fatalities on both sides. Both the Taliban and government forces have accused each other responsibility over the recent surge in violence across Afghanistan. The attacks come despite the signing of a peace deal with the U.S. in February that was intended to put an end to the war.