U.S. Forces – Afghanistan December 2018 Strike Summary

 
KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 411 strikes consisting of 477 engagements in Afghanistan, December 1-31, 2018, to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven to the Islamic State Khorasan Province, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

In addition, such strikes enable Afghan National Defense and Security Forces operations and compliment the Resolute Support train, advise and assist mission, as Afghanistan and the international community continue to apply judicious military pressure to set conditions for a political solution.

U.S. forces do not purport that strikes are decisive; however, we may occasionally talk about this information to provide context.

A day-by-day breakdown of the month follows:

On December 1, U.S. forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.
In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Kapisa Province, 12 strikes were conducted.

On December 2, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.
In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Kapisa Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 3, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 17 engagements.
In Helmand Province, 10 strikes were conducted.
In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 4, U.S. forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 17 engagements.
In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted. 
In Helmand Province, nine strikes were conducted. 
In Kapisa Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 5, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.
In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted. 
In Helmand Province, 10 strikes were conducted.
In Kapisa Province, 10 strikes were conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 6, U.S. forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.
In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, 10 strikes were conducted. 
In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, four strikes were conducted.
In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 7, U.S. forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 23 engagements.
In Badakhshan Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted.
In Kapisa Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Khost Province, one strike was conducted.
In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 8, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements.
In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Laghman Province, five strikes were conducted.

On December 9, U.S. forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement.
In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 10, U.S. forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements.
In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 11, U.S forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.
In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted. 
In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 12, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements.
In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Laghman Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

On December 13, U.S. forces conducted 157 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.
In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted. 
In Kunar Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 14, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.
In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted. 
In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted.
In Kunar Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted. 
In Nuristan Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 15, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.
In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Nangahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted. 
In Paktiya Province, one strike were conducted.

On December 16, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.
In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.
In Kunar Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Logar Province, one strike was conducted. 
In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 17, U.S. forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 24 engagements.
In Faryab Province, four strikes were conducted.
In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted. 
In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 18, U.S. forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements.
In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted. 
In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted.
In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 19, U.S. forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements.
In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nimroz Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 20, U.S. forces conducted eleven strikes consisting of sixteen engagements.
In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted 
In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.

On December 21, U.S. forces conducted ten strikes consisting of twelve engagements.
In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted.
In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Faryab Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 22, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 21 engagements.
In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, four strikes was conducted 
In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 23, U.S. forces conducted ten strikes consisting of ten engagements.
In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 24, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.
In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted. 
In Logar Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 25, U.S. forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 14 engagements.
In Daykundi Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted. 
In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 26, U.S. forces conducted six strikes consisting of seven engagements.
In Faryab Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

On December 27, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.
In Faryab Province, five strikes were conducted.
In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted. 
In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.

On December 28, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.
In Faryab Province, four strikes were conducted. 
In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
In Uruzgan Province, six strikes was conducted.

On December 29, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 14 engagements.
In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
In Wardak Province, five strikes were conducted.

On December 30, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 28 engagements.
In Helmand Province, eight strikes were conducted. 
In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, eight strikes were conducted.
In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
In Wardak Province, eight strikes were conducted.

On December 31, U.S. forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements.
In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

The aforementioned summary contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, 
rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery and ground-based tactical artillery.  U.S. Forces – Afghanistan may refine strike assessments.

A strike, as defined in the release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative effect in that location against Taliban and Islamic State Khorasan Province, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations that threaten Afghanistan and the 41 Resolute Support nations and their citizens. 

For more information, email U.S. Forces – Afghanistan at pressoffice@hq.rs.nato.int, or via telephone at +93 (0)70-013-2114.



 

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