HELMAND PROVINCE

  • Taliban threaten to kidnap, kill Prince Harry September 10, 2012

    Kabul: The Afghan Taliban said on Monday they were doing everything in their power to try to kidnap or assassinate Britain's Prince Harry, who arrived in Afghanistan last week to fly attack helicopters. Queen Elizabeth's grandson is in Afghanistan on a fourmonth tour, based out of Camp Bastion in volatile Helmand...
  • US bombs poppy crop to cut Taliban drug ties July 21, 2009

    Kabul: The US military bombed about 300 tonnes of poppy seeds in a dusty field in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday in a dramatic show of force designed to break up the Taliban's connection to heroin. The air strike occurred midday in Helmand province and was observed by CNN's Ivan Watson, who...