U.S. Forces - Afghanistan July 2019 Strike Summary

7 Aug 2019
 

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 537 strikes consisting of 606 engagements in Afghanistan, July 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 July 1, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

 

  • In Faryab Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Paktika Province, two strike was conducted.

  • In Farah Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On July 2, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 22 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 3, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Khost Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Laghman Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

 

 

 

On July 4, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.

 

 

  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, six strikes were conducted.

     

On July 5, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 14 engagements.

 

  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Takhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 6, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

 

  • In Helmand Province, three strike was conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunar Province, one strike conducted.

  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, four strikes were conducted.

    

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

 

  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 8, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 17 engagements.

 

  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Faryab Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Herat Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

     

On July 9, U.S. forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 12 engagements.

 

  • In Faryab Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Ghazhi Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, four strikes were conducted.

 

On July 10, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.

 

  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Ghazi Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.

  

On July 11, U.S. forces conducted 10 strike consisting of 10 engagements.

 

  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Herat Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.

  

On July 12, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 11 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Herat Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, three strikes was conducted.

     

On July 13, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 14, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.

 

  • In Farah Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunduz 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, eight strikes were conducted.

     

On July 15, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 16 engagements.

 

  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.

  

On July 16, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 19 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Baghlan Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On July 17, U.S. forces conducted 19 strike consisting of 19 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Baghlan Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Nagarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On July 18, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 13 engagements.

 

  • In Ghazni Province, one strike conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Herat Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On July 19, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 13 engagements.

 

  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Paktiya Province, two strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 20, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes resulting in 33 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Ghazni Province, six strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kapisa Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

     

On July 21, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 13 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, five strikes were conducted.

 

On July 22, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.

 

  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.

 

On July 23, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 32 engagements.

 

  • In Badakhshan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Badghis Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Balkh Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 24, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 20 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Paktika Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 25, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On July 26, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

 

  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.

 

On July 27, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 17 engagements.

 

  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Khost Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Nagarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted

 

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

 

  • In Badghis Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Daykundi Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Kunduz Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Parwan Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, three strikes were conducted

 

On July 29, U.S. forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.

 

  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kabul Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.

  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On July 30, U.S. forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 32 engagements.

 

  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Faryab Province, three strikes were conducted.

  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.

  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Paktiya Province, seven 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 July 31, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 27 engagements.

 

  • In Balkh 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 Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Logar Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.

  • In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted.

  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were 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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