FOB Martello

FOB Martello


Forward Operating Base (FOB) established by Netherlands ISAF forces, on the road between Tarin Kowt and Kandahar. 

Government sources



Forward Operating Base Martello,

Forward Operating Base (FOB) Martello,

“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

See also


Project coordinator: Richard Tanter
Updated: 17 June 2009