Forward Operating Base Delhi

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Coordinates: 31°07′58″N 64°11′22″E / 31.13278°N 64.18944°E / 31.13278; 64.18944

FOB Delhi
Garmsir, Afghanistan
British Armed Forces Garmsir District memorial 01.jpg
Memorial at FOB Delhi, Afghanistan
Type Forward Operating Base
Site information
Controlled by United States Marine Corps
Site history
Built 2006
In use 2006–present

FOB Delhi in Afghanistan is a military expeditionary base occupied by the United States Marine Corps. It is along the Helmand River Valley in Garmsir at an abandoned Agricultural College building.[1]


The base was originally established by members of the Ministry of Defense and used by British units under Operation Herrick (OP H) until 2008 when the base was taken over by the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and was transferred to the British Army regiment, The Light Dragoons of Task Force Helmand, on September 8, 2008.[2]

In June 2009, it was transferred to the U.S. Marines of Task Force Leatherneck.


It has been used by:

Forward Operating Base Delhi Massacre[edit]

On August 10, 2012 an Afghan teenager entered an on-base gym and fired an AK-47 killing 3 US Marines and injuring another. The incident is being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the US Attorney's Office in New York.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ The Independent. "As the war against the Taliban continues to rage, what is life in Afghanistan really like?", The Independent website, July 27, 2007. Retrieved on May 24, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Guerra, Alex C. "24th MEU returns a safer, more stable Garmsir to British Army", website, September 11, 2008. Retrieved on May 24, 2010.
  3. ^ "Marines in daily fight with Taliban to restore once thriving town". MoD. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Southby-Tailyour 2010, p. 9.
  5. ^ Grey 2010, p. IX.