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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A river, about 1,287 km (800 mi) long, rising in the Hindu Kush and flowing southwest across Afghanistan to a marshy lake on the Iranian border.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A region of Afghanistan, now specifically the name of an administrative province of the country and of the river running through it.


From Pashto هلمند, Persian هلمند, ultimately from Avestan Haētumant ("with dams") (Wiktionary)


  • * HELMAND - A roadside bomb killed a police commander and one of his bodyguards in southern Helmand province on Saturday, a provincial spokesman said.

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  • HELMAND - A British soldier was killed by an explosion while on foot patrol in the Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province on Saturday, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.

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  • Afghanistan LOWER HELMAND RIVER VALLEY, AFGHANIS.AN, July 2 (Reuters) - U.S. Marines launched a helicopter assault early on Thursday in the lower Helmand river valley in southern Taliban out of a key stronghold since Barack Obama became US.president. - Photown News

  • LOWER HELMAND RIVER VALLEY, AFGHANIS.AN (Reuters) - U.S. Marines launched a helicopter assault early Thursday in the lower Helmand river valley in southern Afghanistan, spokesman Capt.

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  • The Government will implement a coordinated agricultural and rural development programme aimed at poverty reduction and the provision of alternative livelihoods. siGns oF eConomiC Growth in helmanD in Helmand, with the majority of spending being Afghanistan's Helmand Province is starting to put into the Afghan Government's National show the first signs of economic growth, thanks Priority Programme (NPP) for development. to international support for initiatives aimed at Other DFID activities will support the production the region's farmers and businessmen.

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  • Nevertheless, with a clever-dick introduction to show what an important writer she is, Purves then launches into the well-worn thesis (not that she acknowledges that two newspapers have already had a go at it), cutting to the chase by paragraph six: "… a man with a year's training, engaged in Helmand, is taking (or more likely sending) home £1,150 a month — Is that fair?"

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  • Grunt has apparently already started work in Helmand Province - with an increase in reports of headbutted Taliban fighters, bleeding profusely and babbling incoherently about a 'white devil' attacking them screaming, "I'll 'ave ya, ya slag!".

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  • Texas, died Jan. 9 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.


  • Lance Cpl. Richard R. Penny, 21, of Fayetteville, Ark., died May 6 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.



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