U.S. Forces – Afghanistan January 2020 Strike Summary

15 Feb 2020

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 640 strikes in Afghanistan, January 1-31, 2020, 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, advice 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 mean 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 January 1, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes.

•In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted

•In Farah Province, one strike was conducted

•In Ghazni Province, two strike was conducted

•In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Kapisa Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Paktya Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 2, U.S. forces conducted 6 strikes.

•In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, one strike was conducted

•In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 3, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted

•In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted

•In Farah Province, one strikes were conducted

 

On January 4, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Logar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Parwan Province, three strikes were conducted

 

On January 5, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, one strike was conducted

•In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted

 

On January 6, U.S. forces conducted 2 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 7, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes.

•In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Logar Province, eight strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 8, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted

•In Farah Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted

•In Herat Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted

•In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 9, U.S. forces conducted 47 strikes.

•In Farah Province, seven strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Paktika Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Kapisa Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted

•In Logar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, nineteen strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 10, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Farah Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Paktika Province, three strikes were conducted

 

On January 11, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, seven strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, eight strikes were conducted

•In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 12, U.S. forces conducted 5 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 13, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Farah Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, one strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, four strikes were conducted

 

On January 14, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes.

•In Farah Province, one strike was conducted

•In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 15, U.S. forces conducted 20 strikes.

•In Farah Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Nimroz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted

•In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 16, U.S. forces conducted 17 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Kapisa Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, nine strikes were conducted

 

On January 17, U.S. forces conducted 32 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted

•In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Khost Province, one strike was conducted

•In Logar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Nimroz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, nine strikes were conducted

 

On January 18, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes.

•In Farah Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, twelve strikes were conducted

•In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Logar Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 19, U.S. forces conducted 17 strikes.

•In Baghlan Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Balkh Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, four strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted

 

On January 20, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes.

•In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Ghazni Province, seven strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, one strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, one strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, five strikes were conducted

 

On January 21, U.S. forces conducted 7 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Nimroz Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 22, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes.

•In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Nimroz Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, eleven strikes were conducted

 

On January 23, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes.

•In Balkh Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, one strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Logar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Paktiya Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 24, U.S. forces conducted 23 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Balkh Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 25, U.S. forces conducted 32 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Balkh Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Farah Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, ten strikes were conducted

•In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted

•In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted

•In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Sar-e Pul Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 26, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes.

•In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted

•In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted

•In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, five strikes were conducted

 

On January 27, U.S. forces conducted 10 strikes.

•In Farah Province, one strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, nine strikes were conducted

 

On January 28, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes.

•In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Faryab Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On January 29, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted

•In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted

•In Helmand Province, ten strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted

•In Logar Province, five strikes were conducted

 

On January 30, U.S. forces conducted 40 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, fifteen strikes were conducted

•In Farah Province, one strike was conducted

•In Helmand Province, twelve strikes were conducted

•In Herat Province, one strike was conducted

•In Jowzjan Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, one strikes were conducted

•In Kunduz Province, five strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

 

On January 31, U.S. forces conducted 43 strikes.

•In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted

•In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted

•In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted

•In Daykundi Province, three strikes were conducted

•In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Helmand Province, fourteen strikes were conducted

•In Kandahar Province, seven strikes were conducted

•In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted

•In Uruzgan Province, eleven strikes were 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 terrorist organizations that threaten Afghanistan and 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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