U.S. Forces - Afghanistan December 2019 Strike Summary

8 Feb 2020
 

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 344 strikes consisting of 655 engagements in Afghanistan, December 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 complement 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 December 1, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 27 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted

  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kapisa Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted

On December 2, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 13 engagements.


  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Herat Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

On December 3, U.S. forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kandahar, two strikes were conducted
  • In Paktiya Province, four strikes were conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

On December 4, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 26 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

On December 5, U.S. forces conducted 10 strikes consisting of 10 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, four strikes were conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted

On December 6, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 25 engagements.


  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Paktika Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted

On December 7, U.S. forces conducted 8 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.


  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Wardak Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Zabul Province, three strikes were conducted

On December 8, U.S. forces conducted 9 strikes consisting of 12 engagements.


  • In Faryab Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Zabul Province, two strikes were conducted

On December 9, U.S. forces conducted 8 strikes consisting of 21 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, five strikes were conducted
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted

On December 10, U.S. forces conducted 5 strikes consisting of 7 engagements.


  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted

On December 11, U.S. forces conducted 9 strikes consisting of 12 engagements.


  • In Badakhshan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Parwan Province, three strikes were conducted

On December 12, U.S. forces conducted 4 strikes consisting of 12 engagements.


  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

On December 13, U.S. forces conducted 8 strikes consisting of 17 engagements. 


  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Baghlan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Ghor Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted

On December 14, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 32 engagements.


  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Ghor Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, six strikes were conducted

On December 15, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 20 engagements.


  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Ghor Province, five strikes were conducted
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Herat Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktiya Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted

On December 16, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.


  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Ghor Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted 
  • In Paktika Province, four strikes were conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted

On December 17, U.S. forces conducted 8 strikes consisting of 19 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, four strikes were conducted
  • In Ghor Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, two strikes were conducted

On December 18, U.S. forces conducted 4 strikes consisting of 6 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted

On December 19, U.S. forces conducted 4 strikes consisting of 9 engagements


  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted

 

On December 20, U.S. forces conducted 8 strikes resulting in 10 engagements.


  • In Farah Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Laghman Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted

On December 21, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 24 engagements.


  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Nimroz Province, four strikes were conducted
  • In Paktika Province, five strikes were conducted

 

On December 22, U.S. forces conducted 8 strikes consisting of 19 engagements.


  • In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kunar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktika Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Wardak Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

On December 23, U.S. forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 38 engagements.


  • In Baghlan 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 Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Logar Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, ten strikes were conducted

On December 24, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 22 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, six strikes were conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Takhar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Wardak Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

On December 25, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 24 engagements.


  • In Badghis Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Farah Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Ghazni Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Jowzjan Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, five strikes were conducted
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted

On December 26, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 21 engagements.


  • In Daykundi Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Ghazni Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Helmand Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kunar Province, one strike was 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, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Zabul Province, one strike was conducted

On December 27, U.S. forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 17 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Herat Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Laghman Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Nangarhar Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted

On December 28, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 32 engagements.


  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kabul Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Paktika Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Uruzgan Province, four strikes were conducted

On December 29, U.S. forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 31 engagements.


  • In Balkh Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Farah Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Ghazni Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Herat Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kapisa Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, five strikes were conducted
  • In Paktiya Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Parwan Province, one strike was conducted

On December 30, U.S. forces conducted 18 strikes consisting of 30 engagements.


  • In Ghazni Province, six strikes were conducted
  • In Ghor Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Helmand Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kunar Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Logar Province, one strike was conducted

On December 31, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 58 engagements. 


  • In Badghis Province, one strike was conducted
  • In Balkh province, one strike was conducted
  • In Helmand Province, two strikes were conducted
  • In Kandahar Province, three strikes were conducted
  • In Kunduz Province, five strikes were conducted
  • In Parwan 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 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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