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Nerkh district, Wardak province is located to the east and south of Kabul. The strategic Highway 1, which is the main road from Kandahar to Kabul, runs through the eastern portion of Nerkh district.

Location Map of Wardak Province Afghanistan

Map of Afghanistan - Wardak Province is highlighted in blue


Map of Wardak Province Afghanistan

Map of Wardak Province - Nerkh district is in the northeastern portion of Wardak just to the west of Highway 1 which runs north-south in eastern Wardak


Nerkh District Wardak Province Afghanistan

Map of Nerkh District - Highway 1 (red line) runs north south through the district


Maps of Wardak Province

Topo Map of Wardak Province by Google.
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Tribes of Wardak. Naval Post Graduate School (NPS).

Websites with Info on Nerkh District

Nirkh District. By WikipediA.

News Reports about Nerkh District, Wardak Province

New Reports on Wardak Province by The Huffington Post.


November 5, 2015. "Afghan families skeptical as US reopens investigation of bodies found near base", The Guardian. The suspicions of villages are still abundent that ODA caused deaths of district civilians.

September 1, 2015. "Afghan villagers skeptical as U.S. reopens probe into 2013 killings", The Washington Post. At least 18 Afghan civilians are reported missing.

August 24, 2015. "U.S. Army Reopens Criminal Inquiry Into Afghan Civilian's Deaths", The New York Times, August 24, 2015. SF ODA stationed at Nerkh district is under the spotlight.

April 6, 2014. "In Taliban stronghold, a scared electorate". The Washington Post.

November 6, 2013. "The Allegations Against 3rd Special Forces Group". SOFREP.  The editors at SOFREP remind us that we are about to enter another media frenzy and that there are only allegations at this point.

November 6, 2013. "The A-Team Killings". Rolling Stone. Writer Matthieu Aikins provides a detailed summary of allegations of killings by SFODA 3124 in Nerkh district, Wardak province during the fall of 2012. This article by Aikins is really just a well-researched re-write of previous news articles. No new news. Aikins did, to his credit, visit the dangerous district of Nerkh and conduct some interviews of villagers and relatives of some of the victims and missing men.

August 31, 2013. "Afghan commandos detain 3 insurgents, discover weapons cache in Wardak". DVIDS. Nerkh district insurgents captured.

July 30, 2013. "U.S. to investigate Afghan's accusations troops murdered civilians". Chicago Tribune. Special Forces ODA accused of crimes against civilians in Nerkh.

July 16, 2013. "Afghan Interpreter Blames U.S. Commandos For Killings, Torture". Radio Free Europe.

July 16, 2013. "Afghan translator links U.S. forces to civilian killings".

July 7, 2013. "Afghans arrest alleged U.S. Special Operations translator on murder, torture charges". The Washington Post.

June 5, 2013. "Afghan arrest puts spotlight on US special forces". Scotsman.

June 4, 2013. "Afghan colonel arrested in prisoner torture case; U.S. link suspected". Reuters. Arrested colonel tied to Nerhk district.

June 4, 2013. "Afghans protest against US forces after discovery of mutilated bodies". The Guardian. Abuses tied to SFODA at Nerkh district.

May 21, 2013. "Torture Victim's Body is Found Near U.S. Base, Afghans Say". The New York Times.

May 21, 2013. "Local political tensions have negative impact on special ops in Afghan district". Stars and Stripes. Some SFODAs misread their environment.

May 12, 2013. "Afghans Say American Tortured Civilians". The New York Times.

April 3, 2013. "ANASF, USSF conduct transfer of authority ceremony in Nerkh". DVIDS. Afghan National Army Special Forces replaces USSF ODA.

April 1, 2013. "U.S. Special Forces hand over district of key province". The AFPAK Channel, Foreign Policy.

March 30, 2013. "US Commandos Hand Over Troubled Area to Afghans". ABC News. US Special Forces team replaced with Afghan National Army Special Forces team.

March 30, 2013. "Coalition Forces Complete Transition of Nerkh District to Afghan National Security Forces". ISAF News Release.

March 20, 2013. "ISAF and Afghan government reach agreement on Wardak". DVIDS. Karzai and Dunford agree on removal of SF team in Nerkh district.

February 26, 2013. "Afghan move against U.S. special forces tied to abuse allegations". Reuters.

January 6, 2013. "President Karzai Chairs Meeting of National Security Council". Office of the President. In the minutes the Minister of Defense presented a report on translators working for the Special Forces harassing Nerkh residents.

April 17, 2012. "Airstrike Kills Insurgents in Afghanistan". American Forces Press.

May 31, 2011. "Coalition, Afghan forces continue push into Nerkh".

April 4, 2011. "One Week in Vain: An operation in Nerkh". Afghanistan Analysts Network. Describes an ambitious plan with lackluster results in Nerkh district.

January 9, 2011. "ANP checkpoint to increase safety in Nerkh District". DVIDS.

December 31, 2010. "Afghan, Coalition Forces Target Taliban Logistics Officer in Wardak". ISAF.

September 17, 2009. "Afghan war under-resourced". The Washington Times.

June 3, 2009. "Locals Wary of U.S. - Afghan Patrol Program". NPR. Establishment of Afghan Public Protective Program or APPP (AP3) by CJSOTF-A.

April 7, 2009. "Task Force Soldiers Build Relationships in Central Afghanistan". American Forces Press Service.

October 20, 2008. "ISAF troops target insurgents in Wardak province". NATO.

October 22, 2008. "US commandos rescue American hostage near Kabul". USA Today. U.S. Special Forces rescue engineer in Nirkh district, Wardak province.

August 13, 2008. "Taleban at Kabul's doorstep". BBC News.

August 13, 2008. "Insurgency's Scars Line Afghanistan's Main Road". The New York Times.

October 25, 2007. "Three Militants Caught in Afghanistan Operations". American Forces Press Service.




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