region, Afghanistan and Iran: see SistanSistan
or Seistan
, border lowland region of SW Afghanistan and E Iran, c.6,000 sq mi (15,540 sq km), fed mainly by the spring flood of the Helmand River and other streams.
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A strong wind of monsoon origin which blows from between the northwest and north-northwest and sets in about the end of May or early June in the historic Seistan district of eastern Iran and Afghanistan; it continues almost without cessation until about the end of September; because of its duration it is known as the wind of 120 days (bad-i-sad-o-bistroz).
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The report in its unmistakable St Xavier's running script, and the brown, yellow, and lake-daubed map, was on hand a few years ago (a careless clerk filed it with the rough notes of E's second Seistan survey), but by now the pencil characters must be almost illegible.
For example, Jundollah a Pakistani based anti Shia Militant outfit having support of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi carried out deadly suicide bombings in Zahedan on 28th May, 2009 it resulted in killing 25 people and on 18th Oct, 2009 Jundollah claimed killing Nour Ali Shoustri deputy head of elite revolutionary guards of Seistan.
the Seistan and Katawaz basins, convergence in Baluchistan region, and collision of various crustal blocks in Iran and Afghanistan that led to the formation of fold and thrust belts including the Sulaiman Range.
What is interesting, however, is that the photographer, Thomas Ward, mistakenly identifies Seistan as a city In fact, Seistan (now Sistan) was a small territory on the border of today's Iran and Afghanistan, where Ward was travelling during the early 1900s.
Balochis in the Iranian province of Seistan are fighting Tehran since long whereas the strife among the Arabs and Kurds of Ahwaz and Iranian Kurdistan is a reality aided from Iraq.
In 1898, on the Afghan border in Seistan, the Russians created a Vice-Consulate, and soon after, a Consulate.
This snake has been found to be distributed from Seistan province in the extreme east of Iran into Afghanistan south of the Helmand River and southwestern Balochistan, between the Chagai Hills and the Siahn Range, east to Nushki.
This trijunctional border connects Pakistan's NWFP and its largest province Balochistan as well as Makran Coast in Sindh with Afghanistan's Helmund Province and Seistan on the Iranian side of Balochistan (see map.
While this area was once part of ancient Seistan and its capital Zaranj was renowned as the breadbasket of Asia, the whole province was destroyed 1,000 years ago by the Mongols and then again by Timur-e Lang (Tamerlane) in 1383 A.
e He said that the terrorists attack in Seistan was a deliberate attempt by their enemy to derail growing understanding and cooperation between the two brotherly countries.
The 217-paged book details various shipping disasters such as the Seistan disaster in which 61 people died when 80 tonnes of explosives on board blew up in the ship docked off the coast of Bahrain on February 19, 1958.
Abbasi, who is currently on a visit to Seistan and Balochistan Province of the Islamic Republic of Iran, met with Ayatollah Abbas Ali Sulemani in Zahidan, the provincial capital.