Helmand Province

Province of Afghanistan

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Helmand Province: Province of Afghanistan
Helmand, also known as Hillmand or Helman and, in ancient times, as Hermand and Hethumand, is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, in the south of the country. It is the largest province by area, covering 58,584 square kilometres (20,000 sq mi) area. The province contains 13 districts, encompassing over 1,000 villages, and roughly 1,442,500 settled people. Lashkargah serves as the provincial capital.


Afghanistan: US stands down in Helmand, Taliban to do the same [Video]

Afghanistan: US stands down in Helmand, Taliban to do the same

The Taliban has agreed to stop attacks after the US promised to halt its raids supporting Afghan forces in Helmand.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published
Thousands flee amid fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces [Video]

Thousands flee amid fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces

Official says 30,000 people forced to leave homes in Helmand province as clashes between Taliban and security forces continue.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

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