|For The Punisher season one episode, see Kandahar|
Kandahar is a city located in the south of Afghanistan.
Ten Rings Investigation
In 2007, Obadiah Stane was secretly selling the Stark Industries weapons to the Ten Rings. According to files from his computer, Stane sent a naval cargo that were sent to Karachi in order to be delivered in the hands of the terrorist in Kandahar.
Together with Ray Schoonover, William Rawlins launched an illegal black-ops program known as Operation Cerberus in Kandahar in order to end terrorist activities in Afghanistan. They formed a death squad by several soldiers from different United States Armed Forces subdivisions, including Frank Castle, Billy Russo and Gunner Henderson. The interrogations involved torture and executions, tactics that made unit members uncomfortable. Rawlins assured the men that the operation had congressional approval, which it did not.
To finance the operation, Rawlins along with Morty Bennett smugged Afghan heroin to the United States of America. Rawlins received false intelligence leading to a heavily guarded compound in Kandahar. The intel was meant to trap Cerberus Squad and succeeded in killing or injuring a large number of soldiers. Castle managed to clear the area for evacuation by entering the compound and killing the insurgents inside. The failure of the mission and the loss of confidence in Rawlins led to the end of Operation Cerberus. During and after the operation, Rawlins and his allies would assassinate people they suspected of learning the truth about operation, including Ahmad Zubair.
|Appearances for Kandahar|
In chronological order:
- In the computer files at the Stark Industries Headquarters in Iron Man, Kandahar is misspelled "Khandahar".
- Kandahar is the second most populous city in Afghanistan.