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A city of northwest Afghanistan on the Hari Rud west of Kabul. Located at a strategic position on an ancient trade route, it was ruled by numerous conquerors, primarily the Persians. Herat became part of Afghanistan in 1863.


(Placename) a city in NW Afghanistan, on the Hari Rud River: on the site of several ancient cities; at its height as a cultural centre in the 15th century. Pop: 344 000 (2005 est)



a city in NW Afghanistan. 140,323.
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Noun1.Herat - a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient citiesHerat - a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
Afghanistan, Islamic State of Afghanistan - a mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south; "Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan in 1979"
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The Eastern Region accounted for half of the 20 WPV cases reported in 2015, and 25% of the cases were reported from the Western Region, including four cases from Farah Province and one from Hirat Province.
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Da Hirat Pashtana (the Pashtuns of Herat) is a historical work.
In Central Asia, Bukhara, Hirat, and Kashghar, besides Cordova in Spain, remained centres of Muslim learning until the 18th century before Russian occupation of Central Asia, and expulsion of Muslims from Spain, earlier.
The route of TAPI pipeline would be supply source, Hirat, Qandahar, Chaman , Zhob , Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan and Fazilka on Pak India border with the total length of 1680 km.
He pointed out that Afghanistan has given an assurance for the safety of the project and it will deploy 5,000 troops to watch and protect pipeline which passes through Hirat, Kandahar, Chaman and Fazilka to reach India.
projects in Hirat, where its forces are present, for providing jobs to the
He also fought against the Northern Alliance, headed by late Ahmad Shah Mesud in Takhar, Hirat and Bagram regions.
USAID is currently providing the basic program of health services in the provinces of Badakshan, Baghlan, Bamyan, Faryab, Ghazni, Hirat, Jawzjan, Kabul, Kandahar, Khost, Paktika, Paktia, and Takhar.
The soldiers, abducted Saturday in Shindand district of Hirat Province, were freed in a raid by NATO and Afghan forces, said Gen.
At the entrance of the city, there were two groups, the first was Abu Masaab the Jordanian's group, which came from Hirat after its fall and has a heroic story in rescuing the assistant of the Wali when the city fell, and Sharif the Egyptian's group with the brothers who recently arrived from Bosnia to participate in defending the Islamic state.
Forces loyal to an Iran-based Afghan commander captured the Farzi area in Afghanistan's Hirat Province bordering Iran on Tuesday, Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported.