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Helmand

[ hel-muhnd ]

noun

  1. a river in S Asia, flowing SW from E Afghanistan to a lake in E Iran. 650 miles (1,045 km) long.


Helmand

/ ˈhɛlmənd /

noun

  1. a river in S Asia, rising in E Afghanistan and flowing generally southwest to a marshy lake, Hamun Helmand, on the border with Iran. Length: 1400 km (870 miles)
  2. a province of SW Afghanistan; scene of strong Taliban insurgency since 2006. Capital: Lashkar Gah. Pop: 1 441 769 (2010 est). Area: 58 584 sq km (23 058 sq miles)


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In Afghanistan, there was a push to take back the southern province Helmand.

Master Sergeant Aaron Torian was killed in action in Helmand Province on February 15th, 2014.

Now he is in charge of eight large units on the Helmand front.

Exclamation points by themselves in a message from Helmand meant it could very well be a matter of life and death.

A $34 million command facility built by the military in Helmand that will now sit empty.

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