Garmsir

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For the administrative subdivision of Iran, see Garmsir Rural District.
Garmsir (Hot Place)
Garmsir (Hot Place) is located in Afghanistan
Garmsir (Hot Place)
Garmsir (Hot Place)
Location in Afghanistan
Coordinates: 31°7′N 64°12′E / 31.117°N 64.200°E / 31.117; 64.200Coordinates: 31°7′N 64°12′E / 31.117°N 64.200°E / 31.117; 64.200
Country  Afghanistan
Province Helmand Province
District Garmsir District
Government
 • Type Governor & Community Council
 • District Governor Haji Abdulla Jan
Elevation 2,343 ft (714 m)
Time zone UTC+4:30

The village of Garmsir is the center of Garmsir District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. It is situated on the East bank of Helmand River on 31°07′00″N 64°12′00″E / 31.1167°N 64.2000°E / 31.1167; 64.2000 at 714 m altitude and 63 km South-West of Lashkar Gah. The major road at Garmsir is Route 605. The hospital is called Hazar Juft Comprehensive Health Clinic.

Prince Harry spent time in the village during his 2008 period in the country.

Conflict[edit]

Main article: Battle of Garmsir

Garmsir was the scene of heavy fighting during April–September 2008 when U.S. Marines from the 24th MEU arrived to reinforce British and Afghan forces.

In July 2009, Marines taking part in Operation Khanjar met little or no resistance initially. By July 5, elements of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines were engaged in heavy fighting with Taliban forces.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Farmer, Ben (2009-07-05). "US Marines face a 'hell of a fight' in Helmand". London: UK Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 

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