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

  • A city of northwest Afghanistan on the Hari Rud east of Kabul. Located at a strategic position on an ancient trade route, it was ruled by numerous conquerors, primarily the Persians. Herat became part of Afghanistan in 1881. Population: 349,000.

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  • proper n. An ancient city in Central Asia, now a provincial capital of Afghanistan.

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  • n. a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities


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  • - HERAT - Militants in Herat province of eastern Afghanistan who laid down their weapons in response to government offers of aid and amnesty are rejoining the insurgency after officials failed to deliver on their promises. - Articles related to U.S. announces new joint exercise with South Korea

  • * HERAT - One policeman was shot dead and another wounded when Taliban gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in western Herat province, some 100 metres from the border with Iran, a security official said.

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  • HERAT - Three men were shot dead and one other was hanged by Taliban militants after Friday prayers in the Guzara district of western Herat province, a police spokesman said.

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  • LIMA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and eight were injured in a shootout on Wednesday as Peruvian By Mohammad Ishaq Quraishi HERAT - Mohammad is a smuggler, not an unusual trade for someone living in Herat, just 120 kilometers from the border with - Articles related to River Project Fuels Competing Claims of Green

  • August 3rd, 2009 HERAT - At least 12 people were killed and another 20 were injured in a remote controlled bomb blast in the western Afghanistan city of Herat on Monday, just weeks before the presidential elections.

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  • After Saturday's violence, the U.N. staff plans to relocate until its offices can be repaired and fortified but said operations in Herat will be unaffected.

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  • Change like that of another candidate in Herat, Nahid Ahmadi Farid, a young lioness of one, who enters the fray armed with a political science degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. We don't want regrets and we don't want to suffer another five years.

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  • In March 2007, it said, the military contracted with California-based Environmental Chemical Corp. to construct a base for the Afghan Air Corps on the site of a former Soviet air base at Shindand, in Herat province.

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  • The U.N. compound in Herat, near a coalition base at the city's airport, also came under Taliban rocket fire last year.

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  • Jalil Rezayee/European Pressphoto Agency BLOOD BATH: Afghan security officials cleaned the site of a roadside explosion in Herat, Afghanistan, Monday.

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