U.S. Forces - Afghanistan August 2019 Strike Summary

10 Sep 2019
 
KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 810 strikes consisting of 995 engagements in Afghanistan, August 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 August 1, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 23 engagements.
 
  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghor Province, two 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 Nangahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 2, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 27 engagements.
 
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strike were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 3, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 28 engagements.
 
  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 4, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 21 engagements.
 
  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 5, U.S. forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 32 engagements.
 
  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 6, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 35 engagements.
 
  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghor Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Paktika Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 7, U.S. forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 30 engagements.
 
  • In Ghazni Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Takhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, five strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 8, U.S. forces conducted 39 strikes consisting of 45 engagements.
 
  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, five strikes were 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.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted,
  • In Logar Province, ten strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, seven strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 9, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 30 engagements.
 
  • In Farah Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted. 
  • In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Kapisa 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.
  • In Wardak Province, seven strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 10, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 22 engagements.
 
  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 11, U.S. forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 35 engagements.
 
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, sixteen strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, four strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 12, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 38 engagements.
 
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, three strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 13, U.S. forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 28 engagements. 
 
  • In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, nine strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted. 
 

 
On August 14, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 28 engagements.
 
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, five strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 15, U.S. forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 21 engagements.
 
  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 16, U.S. forces conducted 23 strikes consisting of 25 engagements.
 
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 17, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 28 engagements.
 
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah 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 Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 18, U.S. forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.
 
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 19, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.
 
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kapisa Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conuducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted. 
 

 
On August 20, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes resulting in 28 engagements.
 
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya 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 August 21, U.S. forces conducted 31 strikes consisting of 36 engagements.
 
  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, nine strikes were conducted. 
  • In Logar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 22, U.S. forces conducted 38 strikes consisting of 48 engagements.
 
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four 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 Logar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Nimroz Province, one strike was conducted. 
  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 23, U.S. forces conducted 28 strikes consisting of 47 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 August 24, U.S. forces conducted 42 strikes consisting of 53 engagements.
 
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, ten strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, nine strikes were conducted.
  • In Pakitya Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 25, U.S. forces conducted 29 strikes consisting of 35 engagements.
 
  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 26, U.S. forces conducted 36 strikes consisting of 48 engagements.
 
  • In Balkh Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghor Province, fifteen strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 27, U.S. forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.
 
  • In Badakhshan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghor Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, three 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 Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conucted.
 

 
On August 28, U.S. forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 42 engagements.
 
  • In Badakhstan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Ghazni Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Kabul Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, four strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Nangarhar Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, five strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, three strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 29, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.
 
  • In Badakshan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Balkh Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted.
 

 
On August 30, U.S. forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 22 engagements.
 
  • In Badakshan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted. 
  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Balkh Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Laghman Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, seven strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted.
 

 
On August 31, U.S. forces conducted 21 strikes consisting of 23 engagements.
 
  • In Badakshan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted.
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Kunduz Province, six strikes were conducted.
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Parwan Province, two strikes were conducted.
  • In Uruzgan Province, three strikes were conducted.
  • In Zabul Province, three 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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