And apparently treasures in the new Herat Museum—which isn't open to the public yet—are being sold even as you read this.
Her books include Sewing Circles of Herat: A Personal Voyage Through Afghanistan (Harper Collins).
“You know they shut the schools for girls in Herat,” the sharp-nosed brunette said.
One of the goals of the Herat operation was to discredit Sharif, who has no control over the ISI or the Pakistani army.
Baghnazargah is located in a poor section of Herat and many of the female students come from conservative families.
Herat escaped the fate which had overtaken Merv and Nishapur by opening its gates to the Mongols.
But the arrival of some regiments from Herat altered the complexion of affairs.
I would undertake, within four weeks of the outbreak of war, to mass a sufficient field army in Afghanistan round Herat.
The direct route to Sind from Mesopotamia is not by way of Herat.
It is reckoned a four days' journey for horses from Bala Murgab to Herat.