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Dozens die as battle rages  2 Afghan soldiers and at least 23 militants were killed during a military operation to push out Taliban rebels from several villages Suicide attacker kills 10   A bomber detonated his explosives as a convoy of foreign troops was passing through Gereshk district, killing 10 civilians 'Several insurgents' killed in fighting  A coalition convoy was attacked in a roadside bombing, and airstrikes killed 'several insurgents   UK, Danish soldiers killed   6 other soldiers were injured in the fighting, which occurred in one of the major battlegrounds   U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians Map of Oruzgan Afghanistan
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British airstrike kills Afghan civilians   The British troops were responsible for an airstrike that killed two women and two children. Insurgents fired upon the troops   Parlament extends Afghan mission  House of Commons voted to extend the country's mission in Afghanistan until 2011, with the stipulation that NATO send reinforcements 12 dead as violence erupts  A roadside bomb struck a minibus in southwestern Afghanistan, killing eight civilians and wounding one Journalist for BBC killed   Abdul Samad Rohani , an Afghan journalist working for the BBC was found dead, a day after he was abducted Afghans seize 'largest drug haul'  Afghan police working with British special forces have uncovered a drugs stash of 237 tonnes of hashish, world's biggest seizure of drugs Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Map of Kandahar Afghanistan
  NATO's Afghan mission 'in jeopardy'  Canadian forces will remain beyond Feb. 2009 only if another NATO nation sends an additional 1,000 combat troops to Kandahar province Women hold rare protest  About 500 Afghan women, many wearing burqas, gathered in a rare mass protest against the kidnapping of an American aid worker Blast kills top Afghan official Map of Helmand Afghanistan  The deputy governor of Helmand province has been killed in a bomb attack on a mosque More opium likely in Afghan south  The amount of opium poppy cultivated in volatile provinces will increase this year, according to an annual UN assessment At least 80 people killed in blast Map of Kandahar Afghanistan


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  A suspected bomb attack has killed dozens of people in Kandahar, as people were watching a dog-fighting competition


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  About 340 Militants attacked a main prison in Kandahar province, blowing its entrance open and allowing a large number of inmates to escape
 Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Taliban fighters blew up the main gate. A state of emergency has been declared in the city
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  An air strike by the United States kills 25 Taliban militants and 8 civilians in Oruzgan Provinc
Aug.14   Blast kills 3 coalition troops  The troops were on a foot patrol when the incident occurred

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Sep.2   UK troops in huge turbine mission  Two thousand British troops have successfully transported a huge hydroelectric power turbine through Taliban territory

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Oct.4   Afghan victory hopes played down
  Brig Mark Carleton-Smith, the UK's commander in Helmand, has said Britain should not expect a 'decisive military victory' in Afghanistan Oct.19     Taliban executed 30 of 50 people
  Afghan officials claim that the Taliban has executed as many as 30 of 50 people captured on a bus in Kandahar Province


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Nov.5     Karzai appeals to Obama over deaths
  The U.S. military was investigating claims a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan hit a wedding causing civilian deaths Nov.12   Two schoolgirls blinded in acid attack
  2 men on a motorcycle used water pistols to spray acid on girls walking to school, blinding at least two of them Nov.25   10 Taliban arrested in acid attack on girls
  The militants confessed and said they were paid 100,000 Pakistani rupees ($1,265) to carry out the acts


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B. 01-29 NATO's Afghan mission 'in jeopardy' Canada
C. 01-29 Women hold rare protest Southern Afghanistan
3. 01-31 Blast kills top Afghan official Helmand
4. 02-05 More opium likely in Afghan south Southern Afghanistan
02-16 At least 80 people killed in blast Kandahar
G. 03-12 British airstrike kills Afghan civilians Helmand
H. 03-13 Parlament extends Afghan mission Canada
I. 05-27 12 dead as violence erupts Southern Afghanistan
9. 06-08 Journalist for BBC killed Helmand





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  NATO's Afghan mission 'in jeopardy'  Canadian forces will remain beyond Feb. 2009 only if another NATO nation sends an additional 1,000 combat troops to Kandahar province British airstrike kills Afghan civilians   The British troops were responsible for an airstrike that killed two women and two children. Insurgents fired upon the troops   Parlament extends Afghan mission  House of Commons voted to extend the country's mission in Afghanistan until 2011, with the stipulation that NATO send reinforcements 12 dead as violence erupts  A roadside bomb struck a minibus in southwestern Afghanistan, killing eight civilians and wounding one Dozens die as battle rages  2 Afghan soldiers and at least 23 militants were killed during a military operation to push out Taliban rebels from several villages 'Several insurgents' killed in fighting  A coalition convoy was attacked in a roadside bombing, and airstrikes killed 'several insurgents   UK, Danish soldiers killed   6 other soldiers were injured in the fighting, which occurred in one of the major battlegrounds   U.S. air strike kills 25 militants, 8 civilians Map of Oruzgan Afghanistan




Southern Afghanistan, 2008 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.29
Mar.12
Mar.13
May.27
Jun.18
Jun.26
Jul.25
Aug.11
  An air strike by the United States kills 25 Taliban militants and 8 civilians in Oruzgan Provinc
Aug.14 Blast kills 3 coalition troops  The troops were on a foot patrol when the incident occurred Sep.2 UK troops in huge turbine mission  Two thousand British troops have successfully transported a huge hydroelectric power turbine through Taliban territory Oct.4 Afghan victory hopes played down  Brig Mark Carleton-Smith, the UK's commander in Helmand, has said Britain should not expect a 'decisive military victory' in Afghanistan



Southern Afghanistan, 2008 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.31 Blast kills top Afghan official Map of Helmand Afghanistan  The deputy governor of Helmand province has been killed in a bomb attack on a mosque Feb.5 More opium likely in Afghan south  The amount of opium poppy cultivated in volatile provinces will increase this year, according to an annual UN assessment Feb.16 At least 80 people killed in blast Map of Kandahar Afghanistan
  A suspected bomb attack has killed dozens of people in Kandahar, as people were watching a dog-fighting competition
Jun.8 Journalist for BBC killed   Abdul Samad Rohani , an Afghan journalist working for the BBC was found dead, a day after he was abducted Jun.11 Afghans seize 'largest drug haul'  Afghan police working with British special forces have uncovered a drugs stash of 237 tonnes of hashish, world's biggest seizure of drugs Jun.13 Taliban jail raid frees hundreds Map of Kandahar Afghanistan
  About 340 Militants attacked a main prison in Kandahar province, blowing its entrance open and allowing a large number of inmates to escape
 Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Taliban fighters blew up the main gate. A state of emergency has been declared in the city
Jun.19 Suicide attacker kills 10   A bomber detonated his explosives as a convoy of foreign troops was passing through Gereshk district, killing 10 civilians Oct.19   Taliban executed 30 of 50 people
  Afghan officials claim that the Taliban has executed as many as 30 of 50 people captured on a bus in Kandahar Province
Nov.12 Two schoolgirls blinded in acid attack  2 men on a motorcycle used water pistols to spray acid on girls walking to school, blinding at least two of them Nov.25 10 Taliban arrested in acid attack on girls
  The militants confessed and said they were paid 100,000 Pakistani rupees ($1,265) to carry out the acts




Southern Afghanistan, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.29 Women hold rare protest  About 500 Afghan women, many wearing burqas, gathered in a rare mass protest against the kidnapping of an American aid worker Mar.13   Parlament extends Afghan mission  House of Commons voted to extend the country's mission in Afghanistan until 2011, with the stipulation that NATO send reinforcements Jun.8 Journalist for BBC killed   Abdul Samad Rohani , an Afghan journalist working for the BBC was found dead, a day after he was abducted Nov.5   Karzai appeals to Obama over deaths  The U.S. military was investigating claims a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan hit a wedding causing civilian deaths