U.S. Forces – Afghanistan November 2018 Strike Summary

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Forces – Afghanistan engaged terror and security targets with 392 strikes consisting of 498 engagements in Afghanistan, October 1-31, 2018, 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 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 claim strikes are decisive; however, we may occasionally talk about this information to provide context.

A day-by-day breakdown of November follows:

On November 1, U.S. forces conducted four strikes consisting of six engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 2,U.S.forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 10 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Laghman province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 3, U.S. forces conducted five strikes consisting of six engagements.

·        In Laghman province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On November 4, U.S. forces conducted eight strikes consisting of nine engagements.

·        In Kapisa province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Laghman province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 5, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

·        In Baghlan province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Ghazni province three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika province, one strike were conducted.

·        In Parwan province, two strikes were conducted.

On November 6, U.S. forces conducted 26 strikes consisting of 34 engagements.

·        In Baghlan province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Kapisa province, one strike were conducted.

·        In Khost province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman province, one strike denied terrain.

·        In Nangarhar province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Parwan province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Wardak province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 7, U.S. forces conducted 20 strikes consisting of 24 engagements.

·        In Baghlan province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 8, U.S. forces conducted 7 strikes consisting of 11 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Logar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 9, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand province five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Wardak province two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 10, U.S. forces conducted 13 strikes consisting of 14 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, eight strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Logar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Wardak province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 11, U.S. forces conducted nine strikes consisting of 10 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Kabul province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 12, U.S. forces conducted 22 strikes consisting of 29 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunar province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, 16 strikes were conducted.

 

On November 13, U.S. forces conducted six strikes consisting of nine engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Parwan province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 14, U.S. forces conducted 16 strikes consisting of 20 engagements.

·        In Balkh province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Ghazni province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, eight strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunar province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nimroz province, one strike was conducted.

                   

On November 15, U.S. forces conducted 35 strikes consisting of 37 engagements.

·        In Farah province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Ghor province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunar province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, 20 strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Wardak province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 16, U.S. forces conducted 27 strikes consisting of 33 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunar province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Logar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, 12 strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Parwan province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 17, U.S. forces conducted 34 strikes consisting of 36 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Laghman province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, 28 strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 18, U.S. forces conducted eight strikes consisting of 10 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 19, U.S. forces conducted 11 strikes consisting of 13 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Laghman province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktika province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 20, U.S. forces conducted 19 strikes consisting of 21 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunduz province one strike was conducted.

·        In Logar province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nimroz province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Wardak province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 21, U.S. forces conducted 7 strikes consisting of 10 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunduz province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Takhar province, three strikes were conducted.

 

On November 22, U.S. forces conducted eight strikes consisting of eight engagements.

·        In Helmand province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Nimroz province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 23, U.S. forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 18 engagements.

·        In Ghazni 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, three strikes were conducted.

·        Nangarhar province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 24, U.S. forces conducted 12 strikes consisting of 15 engagements.

·        In Helmand province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kapisa province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunduz province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Laghman province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nimroz province, five strikes were conducted.

 

On November 25, U.S. forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 27 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kapisa province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Logar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, 11 strikes were conducted.

·        In Nimroz province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktitka province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, two strikes were conducted.

 

On November 26, U.S. forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 40 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kapisa province, six strikes were conducted.

·        In Laghman province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, 14 strikes were conducted.

·        In Uruzgan province, five strikes were conducted.

 

On November 27, U.S. forces conducted 17 strikes consisting of 19 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, five strikes were conducted.

·        In Zabul province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 28, U.S. forces conducted 32 strikes consisting of 35 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, 17 strikes were conducted.

·        In Kabul province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Kunar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nimroz province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Paktika province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 29, U.S. forces conducted 15 strikes consisting of 20 engagements.

·        In Farah province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Ghazni province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Helmand province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Kapisa province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Kunar province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, three strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

 

On November 30, U.S. forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 35 engagements.

·        In Ghazni province, nine strikes were conducted.

·        In Helmand province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Kandahar province, two were conducted.

·        In Kapisa province, seven strikes were conducted.

·        In Logar province, one strike was conducted.

·        In Nangarhar province, four strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktika province, two strikes were conducted.

·        In Paktiya province, one strike was conducted.

 

This summary contains all strikes carried out by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing, or remotely piloted aircraft, rocket propelled artillery, or ground-based tactical artillery.  U.S. Forces – Afghanistan may update strike assessments if necessary.

 

A strike, as defined in this release, refers to one or more kinetic engagements which occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect in that location against Taliban irreconcilables, Islamic State – Khorasan province, al Qaeda, and other terrorist organizations which 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, contact U.S. Forces – Afghanistan by email at pressoffice@hq.rs.nato.intor via telephone at +93 (0)70-013-2114.

 

 

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