Topic: Barg-e-Matal

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  • In Pictures Winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan

    The Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is tasked with trying to win the hearts and minds of Afghans by providing low-cost community projects such as clinics, schools, and fresh water supplies. Two helicopters carrying 60 PRT team members including Commander George Perez (r.) and 1st Sargeant Willie Mitchell (l.) arrive at Barge Matal, in the far north of Nuristan, for a day of meeting with the shura (elders) of the village about what projects the local leaders might want and to set up a medical clinic. This marks the first stage in setting up development projects within the village.

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  • Afghanistan war: Deadly ambush of medical mission roils one of safest provinces

    Afghanistan war: Deadly ambush of medical mission roils one of safest provinces

    The Taliban claimed responsibility for the ambush of a medical mission that killed six Americans, one Briton, one German, and two Afghans. The attack highlights the difficulty of limiting the reach of insurgent activity in the Afghanistan war.

  • In Pictures Winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan

    The Nuristan Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is tasked with trying to win the hearts and minds of Afghans by providing low-cost community projects such as clinics, schools, and fresh water supplies. Two helicopters carrying 60 PRT team members including Commander George Perez (r.) and 1st Sargeant Willie Mitchell (l.) arrive at Barge Matal, in the far north of Nuristan, for a day of meeting with the shura (elders) of the village about what projects the local leaders might want and to set up a medical clinic. This marks the first stage in setting up development projects within the village.

  • Promoting peace in Afghanistan – with a lighter touch

    Promoting peace in Afghanistan – with a lighter touch

    A provincial reconstruction team's visit to a remote area underscores the challenges of winning hearts and minds.