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Lashkarak Destination Guide

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Lashkarak in the region of Helmand is a town located in Afghanistan - some 303 mi (or 488 km) South-West of Kabul, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Lashkarak

Local time in Lashkarak is now 12:48 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Kabul" with an UTC offset of 4.5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Ziarat-e Shah Maqsud, Shor Ab, Sharagah, Sangin, Raygay or Abdur Rahman Karez. When in this area, you might want to check out Shayr Ghazay, Khirwaray, Karez Ghulam, Karez-e Khushk Abah, Karezata and Baydak as well. We found some clip posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

22°C / 72 °F Few clouds
Morning Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 12°C / 53 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 80%
Air Pressure 935.2 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 20% of sky
General Conditions Few clouds

Monday, 22nd of October 2018
Few clouds, gentle breeze.
Few clouds Day: 18°C (64 °F)
Night: 12°C (54 °F)
Tuesday, 23rd of October 2018
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 19°C (66 °F)
Night: 13°C (56 °F)
Wednesday, 24th of October 2018
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 18°C (64 °F)
Night: 12°C (53 °F)

Videos

Afghan Soldiers Making Bread

00:56 min ( July 22, 2012 by Sean Ramirez)
Views: 214 - Rating: 5/5

Afghan soldiers showing us how to make bread. "Non" is the staple of the Afghan soldier's diet. The soldier rolling the dough slowed down for our video, but was making an average of 10-15 pieces a min...

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Interesting facts about this location

Forward Operating Base Jackson

Forward Operating Base Jackson (FOB Jackson) is a United States military base located just west of Sangin Village, Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It is named after British soldier Private Damien Jackson of the Third Battalion, the Parachute Regiment.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.23, 64.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:Helmand Province, Military bases of the United States in Afghanistan

Sangin

Sangin is a town in Helmand province of Afghanistan, with population of approximately 14,000 people. It is located on {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:32|4|24|N|64|50|2|E| | |name= }} in the valley of the Helmand River at 888 m altitude, 95 km to the north-east of Lashkar Gah. Sangin is notorious as one of the central locations of the opium trade in the south of the country, and is also a town that has traditionally supported the Taliban.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.23, 64.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Helmand Province

Operation Achilles

Operation Achilles was a NATO operation, part of the war in Afghanistan. Its objective was to clear the Helmand province of the Taliban. The operation began on March 6, 2007. The offensive is the largest NATO-based operation in Afghanistan to date. NATO officials reported that, contrary to previous operations, Taliban fighters were avoiding direct confrontation in favor of guerilla tactics.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.23, 64.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:2007 in Afghanistan, Conflicts in 2007, Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Afghanistan, Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Canada, Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Denmark, Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the Netherlands, Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United Kingdom, Military operations of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, NATO operations in Afghanistan

Musa Qala

Musa Qala (The 'Fortress of Moses') is a town and the district center of Musa Qala District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:32.4433|N|64.7444|E||||| | |name= }} and at 1043 m altitude in the valley of Musa Qala River in the central western part of the district. Its population has been reported in the British press to be both 2,000 and 20,000. It is in a desolate and largely lawless area, populated by Pashtun tribes.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.23, 64.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Helmand Province

Battle of Musa Qala

The Battle of Musa Qala (also Qaleh or Qal'eh) was a British led military action in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, launched by the Afghan National Army and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) against the Taliban on 7 December 2007. After three days of intense fighting, the Taliban retreated into the mountains on 10 December. Musa Qala was officially reported captured on 12 December, with Afghan Army troops pushing into the town centre.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.23, 64.69 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:2007 in Afghanistan, Afghan Civil War, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present), Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Afghanistan, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Denmark, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving Estonia, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) involving the United States, Conflicts in 2007, Yorkshire Regiment

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