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Nad Ali or Nad-e Ali is a district in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.[2] Marja is an unincorporated agricultural district in Nad Ali. The area is irrigated by the Helmand and Arghandab Valley Authority.[3] A small town of the same name lies 11km to the west of the Helmand River, at the coordinates shown at the top of the page.

Nad Ali

Students during a lesson at Nad e Ali Central School in Helmand.
Students during a lesson at Nad e Ali Central School in Helmand.
Nad Ali is located in Afghanistan
Nad Ali
Nad Ali
Coordinates: 31°38′N 64°14′E / 31.64°N 64.24°E / 31.64; 64.24
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceHelmand Province
 • Total88,600

The village of Shin Kalay has made advances in the education of children that was recognized and published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).

Operation HerrickEdit

Nad Ali lies in the UK area of responsibility under the ISAF operation. On 9 February 2011, soldiers from the Parachute Regiment were patrolling in north of Nad-e Ali district when they were hit by small arms fire, resulting in two fatalities.[4]

Nad Ali was the scene of several intense firefights during the course of the war in Afghanistan.

In 2014, a patrol formed of soldiers from the Household Cavalry Regiment, and the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion were involved in a 40 hour long gunfight with Taliban fighters in and around the town.


  1. ^ "Settled Population of Helmand Province" (PDF). Central Statistics Organization. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ "District Profile" (PDF). UNHCR. Retrieved 3 August 2006.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ The Helmand Valley Project in Afghanistan: AID Evaluation Special Study No. 18 C. Clapp-Wicek & E. Baldwin, US Agency for International Development, published December 1983 (pdf)
  4. ^ Two soldiers from Parachute Regiment die in Helmand, The Guardian, 9 February 2011

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