Forward Operating Base (FOB) established by Netherlands ISAF forces, on the road between Tarin Kowt and Kandahar.
Forward Operating Base Martello, GlobalSecurity.org
Forward Operating Base (FOB) Martello, Orbat.com
“A joint Afghan National Army and Dutch Army controlled base. The base sits along the Kandahar-Tarin Kot road, a winding, well paved two lane asphalt road and a vital supply link between Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces. The road cuts through the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar, a rocky, mountainous desert region dotted with small oasis of sparsely populated farming villages nestled in the valleys.”
Canadians establish new outpost in Taliban area, Canadian Press, Apr. 16, 2006
“Shah Wali Kot district, north of Kandahar”
The Road to Tarin Kot, Bill Roggio, Counter Terrorism Blog, June 13, 2006
Detailed account of journalist embedded with 7 Platoon, Charlie Company of the 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Regiment, deployed at FOB Martello.
Canadian casualties around Kandahar, Interactive Map, CBC News
Map and satellite imagery shows location of Canadian and ISAF bases, including FOB Martello.
FOB Martello, Counter Terrorism Blog
Photos of FOB Martello
Updated: 17 June 2009