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For The Punisher season one episode, see Kandahar

"It's about what happened with you. With all of us. Kandahar. You think they would ever let that go?"
Ray Schoonover to Frank Castle[src]

Kandahar is a city located in the south of Afghanistan.


Ten Rings Investigation

Stark Industries' shipments to Kandahar

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.[1]

CIA Operations

Rosalind Price, using the alias of Sarah Russell, worked for the CIA Office of Middle East Study and Technical Analysis from 2008 to 2009, working in many CIA stations overseas including Kandahar.[2]

Operation Cerberus

Frank Castle fights on terrorists' territory

"He said Kandahar was like nothing else. He said the lines were blurred."
Curtis Hoyle to Billy Russo[src]

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 recruiting various 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 the unit members uncomfortable. Rawlins assured the soldiers 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.[3]


Appearances for Kandahar

In chronological order:



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