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On the path
Important steps forward community relations
Warm welcome: Commander 205 Hero Corps Maj-General Abdul Hamid greets troops from 4 Bde, based
in Tarin Kot.
Photos by Cpl Chris Moore
Maj Haydn Barlow
CHAR Chineh district in Uruzgan
province, Afghanistan, has shaken off
its reputation as an insecure trouble
spot and is on the path to stability,
according to a senior Afghan com-
Maj-Gen Abdul Hamid, Commander
205 Hero Corps, delivered this message of
hope to district officials, local elders and
coalition counterparts during a visit to the
remote region of north-west Uruzgan on
Travelling with provincial officials and
Maj-Gen Paul LaCamera, Commander
Regional Command South, Maj-Gen
Hamid engaged with the elders in a shura.
Commander of Combined Team
Uruzgan Col Wade Stothart said it was
an important step towards building
confidence in a post-ISAF Afghanistan.
"It was a great gathering, similar to a
town-hall meeting in Australia," he said.
"We facilitated the visit, but the meet-
ing was entirely Afghan. The officials
had a chance to communicate the govern-
ment's plans and the local people were
able to respond and ensure their concerns
"As I sat in the room and listened,
I could not help but think we had wit-
nessed a very important step forward in
Maj-Gen Hamid said he was encour-
aged by the strong turn out of about 60
elders and hundreds more gathered in the
District Governor's compound to wit-
ness the security delegation's visit to their
town. He said it was a sign of growing
trust in the Afghan government.
"Every time I come here I see more
progress -- the situation is better than in
the past," Maj-Gen Hamid said. "We have
come a long way and now our security
and our future belongs to the people of
Bordering Helmand province's north,
Char Chineh is of strategic significance
to the insurgency in Uruzgan. Several
months ago it was the focus of a failed
In May, more than 100 insurgents tried
to take the district from Afghan control
following the ISAF withdrawal from the
area. In one of the most significant bat-
tles this year in Afghanistan's south, the
Afghan National Security Forces success-
fully repelled the attack and held the dis-
trict.The Taliban failed again in September
to retake Char Chineh.
Maj-Gen Hamid said they were key
Afghan battles that halted the insurgents'
momentum in the region.
"My people inflicted many casualties
on the enemy," he said. "They were sur-
prised by our strength."
Security discussion moved to mat-
ters of administrative development as the
elders embraced the opportunity to voice
their ideas and concerns.
They were eager to re-establish rela-
tionships and lobby for increased support.
Char Chineh District Governor
Mohammad Ismael reassured those gath-
ered that their region was slated for future
development projects intended to reduce
the impact of geographic remoteness.
The group was told future projects in
the region would include a bridge over
the Helmand River, improved irrigation
for farming and the possibility of a paved
road to Deh Rawud which would connect
the district with Tarin Kot.
members of the
position in Char
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