Sayed Habibullah, Forward Operating Base, Lashkar Gah, October 2013
I’ve worked on this military base for some years now. I live in Lashkar Gah city and have always been a gardener. Why do I garden? Everyone needs green space and flowers in their life. Don’t you? And we have the best gardens in the world. The foreign soldiers based here, when they want to relax or are tired or want to speak with their friends, they come here to relax after their work and it makes me happy to see them chatting. I think they are from different countries so sometimes
When the foreign soldiers, I will be in danger. The Taliban will probably cut my head off for working here. I don’t think my garden will survive either.