Control Over Dahla Dam - Afghanistan

After fighting erupted in neighbouring Helmand province just days after the US military officially began withdrawing its remaining troops from Afghanistan.
Sheena

Updated: May 08, 2021 03:19:54 pm

08 May 2021 Current Affairs:After months of fierce fighting in Kandahar, the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan's second-largest dam.

Highlights: 
♦ It is now under Taliban control and provides irrigation to farmers through a network of canals as well as drinking water for the provincial capital. 
♦ After fighting erupted in neighbouring Helmand province just days after the US military officially began withdrawing its remaining troops from Afghanistan, the dam was captured.
About Dahla Dam:
♦ The Arghandab Dam is another name for the Dahla Dam.
♦ It is situated in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in the Shah Wali Kot District.
♦  It was constructed in 1952 and is located on the Arghandab River.
 
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