U.S. Forces - Afghanistan October 2019 Strike Summary

2 Dec 2019

 

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 797 strikes consisting of 1,037 engagements in Afghanistan, October 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 October 1, U.S. forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 52 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, twelve strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.

On October 2, U.S. forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 30 engagements.


  • In Daykundi Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, nine strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted. 

On October 3, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 29 engagements.


  • In Badakhshan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, nine strikes were conducted.
  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 4, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 5, U.S. forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, nine strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Khost Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 6, U.S. forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 22 engagements.


  • In Badghis Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 7, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.


  • In Daykundi Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 8, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 35 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 9, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 33 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 10, U.S. forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 33 engagements.


  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 11, U.S. forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 50 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, ten strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 12, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, eight strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 13, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 34 engagements. 


  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Sar-e-Pul Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, six strikes were conducted.

On October 14, U.S. forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, eight strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, three strikes were conducted.

On October 15, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Khost Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, five strikes were conducted.

On October 16, U.S. forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, four strikes were conducted.

On October 17, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 36 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, three strikes were conducted.

On October 18, U.S. forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 39 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 19, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province three strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, eight strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On October 20, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes resulting in 31 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Daykundi 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 Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 21, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 35 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Daykundi Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 22, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 34 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, eight strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

On October 23, U.S. forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 34 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Sar-e-Pul Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted. 

On October 24, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 42 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, eight strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 25, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 24 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman 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.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted. 

On October 26, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 27, U.S. forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 36 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted. 

On October 28, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 30 engagements.


  • In Badakhshan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Daykundi Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghor Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 29, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 25 engagements.


  • In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 30, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghor Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.

On October 31, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 27 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghor Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak 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 violent extremist organizations that threaten Afghanistan, the 40 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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