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Gol Ahmad Ehsan

Gol Ahmad Ehsan

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A farmer stops work in a field in Helmand as a British army engineers’ vehicle passes by. (Photo: UK Ministry of Defence/Flickr)
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
27 Mar 12
Locals say foreign and Afghan troops take over their houses and land without permission or compensation.
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
24 Mar 12
Officials halt construction in following complaints of substandard work.
Recruits for the Afghan army’s Maiwand Corps at a passing-out ceremony, June 2010. (Photo: ISAF Headquarters Public Affairs Office/Wikimedia)
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
4 Jan 12
Residents say national army and police may prove unable to halt Taleban return.
Opium poppy field in Takhar province. (Photo: J. McDowell/Flickr)
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
3 Jan 12
Farmers shift to growing poppy in areas where official counter-narcotics programme doesn’t reach.
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
17 Dec 11
Armed employees of local security firms accused of robbery and worse.
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
25 Oct 11
Imported pharmaceuticals pose real risk to those who take them.
Children in an opium poppy field in Helmand. (Photo: Isafmedia/Flickr)
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
13 Sep 11
Switch to cotton hasn’t worked because the cash crop doesn’t sell, growers say.
No one challenges her role as commander, however unusual it is for an Afghan woman. (Photo: Gol Ahmad Ehsan)
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
7 Sep 11
Veteran fighter has years of experience leading men into combat, besides being a mother of nine.
Brigadier Ed Davis, the commander of Task Helmand Force, shakes hands with provincial police chief General Hakim Angar as the NATO-led force formally hands over control to Afghan security forces, July 20. (Photo: Isafmedia/Hamish Burke)
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
28 Jul 11
Afghan satisfaction at gaining control of security mixed with fears for future stability.
Gol Ahmad Ehsan
16 Jun 11
Fears that economic ties would be cut if bridge collapses under heavy traffic flow.