Du Ab District

Du Ab
Du Ab is located in Afghanistan
Du Ab
Du Ab
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 35°12′50″N 70°22′24″E / 35.21389°N 70.37333°E / 35.21389; 70.37333Coordinates: 35°12′50″N 70°22′24″E / 35.21389°N 70.37333°E / 35.21389; 70.37333
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceNuristan Province
 • Total7,700[1]

Du Ab District, Dō Āb District,[2] Du'ab District, Doab District,[3] (Persian: ولسوالی دوآب, Pashto: دو آب ولسوالۍ two waters[4] ) is a district of Nuristan Province, in eastern Afghanistan.[5]


The Taliban launched an attack on the Du Ab and Qatar Khak areas on 31 January 1997.[6] Between June 4 and June 5, 2021, the district fell to the Taliban forces after 20 days of fighting. This marked the 7th district to fall to the Taliban since May 1, 2021.[7]


  1. ^ "Nuristan Provincial Profile" (PDF). Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ Dō Āb (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ "Executive Summaries: Nuristan Summary 2009" Program for Culture & Conflict Studies, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
  4. ^ Paul Preston; Michael Partridge; Anita Prazmowska (May 1999). British Documents on Foreign Affairs--reports and Papers from the Foreign Office Confidential Print: Soviet Union, January 1947-December 1947. University Publications of America. Great Britain. Foreign Office. ISBN 978-1-55655-764-4. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Afghanistan Administrative Divisions" Archived 23 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine map, March 2007, Afghanistan Information Management Services (AIMS)
  6. ^ British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service (1997). Summary of world broadcasts: Asia, Pacific. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Taliban seizes another district in Afghanistan".

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