Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Through a glass, darkly


The return of residents to the village of Zangabad.

Back on the road. This Afghan National Police pick-up truck was badly damaged but is back on the road again after being repaired at Camp Nathan Smith, where the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team operates a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul program for ANP vehicles. It is the only maintenance repair and overhaul program in the Province for ANP equipment.
The Kandahar PRT consists of Canadian Forces members, a civilian police contingent led by the RCMP, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency.

The Kandahar PRT consists of Canadian Forces members, a civilian police contingent led by the RCMP, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency. The PRT conducts coordinated interdepartmental operations to promote good governance and assist the Government of Afghanistan to extend its authority in the province of Kandahar, to facilitate the development of a stable, secure and self-sustaining environment for the Afghan people.



The return of residents to the village of Zangabad: Two young Afghan boys wait to return to their home in the village of Zangabad, that they haven't seen since summer.


The return of residents to the village of Zangabad: A LAV-III light armoured vehicle of Company Headquarters, C Company, 1st Battalion the Royal 22e Régiment, the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team's Force Protection Company, secures the village of Zangabad during the ceremonies marking the return of the residents to their homes.


Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team medical outreach patrol at the Ministry of Women's Affairs for burned and battered women in Kandahar City.

+ Gates to consider more troops for Afghanistan
+ Slaughter continues in Iraq +++ More bombs hit Iraq
+ Gates’ Afghan trip throws spotlight on Pakistan

+ Some Arab states are backing U.S. President George W. Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 troops to Iraq to try to stabilize the region. The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf Co-operation Council — which includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain —all met with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in Kuwait Tuesday.


"νυνι δε μενει πιστις ελπις αγαπη τα τρια ταυτα μειζων δε τουτων η αγαπη"
("And now abide faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.")

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