U.S. Forces – Afghanistan February 2019 Strike Summary

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 266 strikes consisting of 271 engagements in Afghanistan, February 1-28, 2019, 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 enable the Taliban’s eventual reconciliation, reintegration and realignment.

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 February 1, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes consisting of eight engagements.

·        In Farah Province, three strikes destroyed one tactical unit.

·        In Helmand Province, four strikes destroyed one tactical unit, one motorcycle, and one vehicle.

On February 2, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes.

·        In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 3, U.S. forces conducted five strikes.

·        In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 4, U.S. forces conducted one strike.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 5, U.S. forces conducted one strike.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 6, U.S. forces conducted ten strikes.

·        In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 7, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Khost Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, six strikes were conducted.

On February 8, U.S. forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 13 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 9, U.S. forces conducted 41 strikes consisting of 42 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, ten strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, 23 strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.

On February 10, U.S. forces conducted nine strikes consisting of nine engagements.

·        In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

On February 11, U.S. forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements.

·        In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.

On February 12, U.S. forces conducted zero strikes.

On February 13, U.S. forces conducted zero strikes.

On February 14, U.S. forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 15, U.S. forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 16, U.S. forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 17, U.S. forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagement.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 18, U.S. forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 19, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

·        In Faryab Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, eight strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 20, U.S. forces conducted zero strikes.

On February 21, U.S. forces conducted nine strikes consisting of nine engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 22, U.S. forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 23, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.

On February 24, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.

·        In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, nine strikes were conducted.

On February 25, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 22 engagements.

·        In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Ghazni Province, nine strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 26, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.

On February 27, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Khost Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Sar-E-Pul Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, nine strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

On February 28, U.S. forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Zabul 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 irreconcilables and Islamic State Khorasan Province, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations that threaten Afghanistan and the 41 Resolute Support nations and their citizens.

U.S. Forces – Afghanistan does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target. 

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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