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Rebels say attacks in Kabul and Lashkar Gah demonstrate intent to bring fight to heart of government.
24 Feb 10
Demo allegedly staged by insurgents leaves at least six dead and many more angry at government and foreign forces.
7 Feb 10
As post-election agony continues, Helmandis are increasingly disillusioned with their government - and with democracy itself.
29 Sep 09
Rebels make Helmand a sea of landmines, targeting military and civilians.
17 Sep 09
Villagers give election registration team short shrift, believing insurgents could soon be back.
18 Aug 09
Incumbent president may have lost quite a few votes when he failed to appear at campaign rally.
18 Aug 09
Military operations against the Taleban may have failed to prepare Helmand for polling.
11 Aug 09
Local residents willing to give qualified approval to Operation Khanjar, but there’s a long way to go before it can be termed a success.
23 Jul 09
Buoyed by new airstrip, some officials hope to see tourists – but realists just pleased they can export local produce.
17 Jun 09
Rather than watch their poppy fields being destroyed, growers take up arms alongside the Taleban.
28 May 08