U.S. Forces – Afghanistan March 2019 Strike Summary

 

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 301 strikes consisting of 295 engagements in Afghanistan, March 1-31, 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 March 1, U.S. forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

 

On March 2, U.S. forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On March 3, U.S. forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On March 4, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Herat Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On March 5, U.S. forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 17 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.

 

On March 6, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

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

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 7, U.S. forces conducted six strikes consisting of six engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Logar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 8, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 21 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, six strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, three strike were conducted.

·        In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On March 9, U.S. forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 17 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On March 10, U.S. forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 11, U.S. forces conducted one strike consisting of one engagements.

·        In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 12, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, eight strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On March 13, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 14 engagements.

·        In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Kapisa Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Khost Province, one strike destroyed one tactical unit.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike dsestroyed one tactical unit and one building.

 

On March 14, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes destroyed one tactical unit.

·        In Kandahar Province, two strikes destroyed one tactical unit and one defensive fighting position.

·        In Paktika Province, two strikes destroyed one tactical unit and one vehicle.

·        In Uruzgan Province, one strike destroyed one tactical unit and one building.

 

On March 15, U.S. forces conducted nine strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktika Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, one strikes was conducted.

 

On March 16, U.S. forces conducted four strikes consisting of four engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On March 17, U.S. forces conducted nine strike consisting of nine engagement.

·        In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On March 18, U.S. forces conducted five strikes consisting of five engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika Province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On March 19, U.S. forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 20, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes resulting in seven engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 21, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika Province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On March 22, U.S. forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, seven strikes were conducted.

 

On March 23, U.S. forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, three strike were conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On March 24, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes consisting of seven engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, five strike were conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 25, U.S. forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 36 engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kabul Province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, 20 strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.

 

On March 26, 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.

 

On March 27, U.S. forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On March 28, U.S. forces conducted three strikes consisting of three engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On March 29, U.S. forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements.

·        In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conucted.

 

On March 30, U.S. forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 23 engagements.

·        In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktiya Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, seven strikes were conducted.

 

On March 31, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 38 engagements.

·        In Balkh Province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan Province, ten strikes were 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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