Afghanistan: Reported US covert actions 2019

The timeline below contains information on all US air attacks on Afghanistan recorded by the Bureau in 2019. It is updated with the latest US air attacks. We also log Afghan Air Force attacks when they are reported. The Bureau collects information on the US and Afghan strikes and the people they kill from local and international media reports – including the Bureau’s own field investigations – as well as academics and NGOs that cite US, Afghan and Pakistani civil, military and intelligence officials, and witnesses and local people in the affected areas.

Please note that our data changes according to our current understanding of particular strikes. The information below represents our present best estimate.

Background

US aircraft have been bombing Afghanistan since late 2001 and the airstrikes have continued into the Trump administration. Up until December 2014 the US was operating in concert with its allies in the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force. Now it is just the US, and the Afghans, flying strike missions in the country.

The Bureau began tracking the strikes from January 1 2015 onwards, when the US and Nato’s combat mission in Afghanistan came to an end. The Afghan military and police took the lead in fighting the Taliban with the US and its international partners moving into a non-combat “train, advise, assist” role, supporting local forces.

US air forces are still flying combat missions however. There are three targeting authorities that govern the kind of strikes the US can conduct in Afghanistan.

Force protection strikes are intended to protect friendly ground forces who are under attack, or are about to be attacked. From January 1 2015 the US was supposed to stop deliberately going after the Taliban, leaving that to the Afghans. But in June 2016, with the Taliban pushing the Afghan forces to breaking point, the US went on the offensive against the Taliban, under “strategic effect” strikes.

The third authority governs the US’s counter-terrorism strikes, part of its offensive operations against al Qaeda and, since January 2016, Afghanistan’s Islamic State offshoot.

Full data

The Bureau publishes a narrative timeline of US strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen each year. Links for all other timelines can be found here.

We also publish spreadsheets detailing casualty numbers in each country. You can download the entire Afghanistan sheet here.

Reported US strikes, Afghanistan 2019
Strikes recorded by the Bureau
Total reported strikes 5364
Total reported killed 66-3773
Civilian reported killed 30-340
Children reported killed 11-47
Total reported injured 35-738
US Air Force reported air operations, Afghanistan 2019
Total Close Air Support (CAS) sorties with at least one weapon release 1838
Total CAS sorties 6457
Total weapons released 5431

Strikes

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9 November 2019

  • 4 reported killed

An airstrike in Logar province killed four Taliban fighters, including a commander who had recently killed three judges, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

A statement released by the Ministry of Defense reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike at around 6pm local time in the Mohammad Agha district.

Waisuddin was one of the key commanders of Taliban who had killed three judges of the Appellate Court of Paktiya in Logar province three days ago, the defense ministry added.
The three judges were on their way from Paktiya to Kabul when the Taliban militants stopped them in Logar and murdered them.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Mohammad Agha district, Logar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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9 November 2019

  • 5 reported killed

An airstrike in Kunar province killed five fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Tsowkey district.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike so we have recorded it as the date it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Tsowkey district, Kunar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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9 November 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Nangarhar province killed two fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was in the Deh Bala district.

Khaama Press did not give an explicit date for this strike so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Deh Bala district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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9 November 2019

  • 6 reported killed

A US airstrike in Nangarhar province killed six fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was in the Achin district.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Achin district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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8 November 2019

  • 3 reported killed

An airstrike in Kandahar killed three Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Registan district over the past 24 hours. It is therefore not clear whether it was November 8 or 7.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Registan district, Kandahar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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8 November 2019

  • 5 reported killed

An airstrike in Helmand province killed five Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was in the Lashkargah district over the past 24 hours. It is therefore unclear whether the strike was on November 8 or 7.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Lashkargah district, Helmand province
  • References: Khaama Press

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8 November 2019

  • 3 reported killed

An airstrike in Helmand province killed three Taliban fighters and destroyed a small cache of weapons, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Nahr e Saraj district over the past 24 hours. It is therefore not clear whether the strike was on November 8 or 7.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Nahr e Saraj district, Helmand province
  • References: Khaama Press

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8 November 2019

  • Unknown casualties

An airstrike in the Sherzad district of Nangarhar destroyed a car bomb from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State.

It was not clear whether US or Afghan forces conducted the strike.

No further details are known.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sherzad district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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8 November 2019

  • 11 reported killed

An airstrike in Nangarhar province killed 11 fighters of Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike hit the Deh Bala district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether it was conducted on November 8 or 7.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Deh Bala district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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3 November 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Zabul killed six Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Tarnek wa Jaldak district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on November 3 or November 2.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Tarnek wa Jaldak district, Zabul province
  • References: Khaama Press

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3 November 2019

  • 6 reported killed

An airstrike in Paktia killed six Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Jaji district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on November 3 or November 2.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Jaji district, Paktia province
  • References: Khaama Press

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3 November 2019

  • 9 reported killed

An airstrike in Baghlan province killed 9 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the capital Pul e Khumri over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on November 3 or November 2.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Pul e Khumri, Baghlan province
  • References: Khaama Press

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1 November 2019

  • 13 reported killed

An airstrike in Baghlan province killed 13 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the capital Pul e Khumri over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on November 1 or October 31.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Pul e Khumri, Baghlan province
  • References: Khaama Press

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30 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Nangarhar province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Mohmand Darah district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 30 or 29.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Mohmand Darah district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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30 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Zabul province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Arghandab district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 30 or 29.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Arghandab district, Zabul province
  • References: Khaama Press

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30 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Helmand province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Nahr e Saraj district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 30 or 29.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Nahr e Saraj district, Helmand province
  • References: Khaama Press

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30 October 2019

  • 5 reported killed

An airstrike in Nangarhar province killed 5 fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Deh Bala district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 30 or 29.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Deh Bala district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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29 October 2019

  • 1 reported killed

An airstrike in Paktia province killed a Taliban fighter, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Gardez district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 29 or 28.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Gardez district, Paktia province
  • References: Khaama Press

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29 October 2019

  • 3 reported killed

An airstrike in Ghazni province killed 3 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Aab Band district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 29 or 28.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Aab Band district, Ghazni province
  • References: Khaama Press

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29 October 2019

  • 6 reported killed

An airstrike in Daykundi province killed 6 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Gizab district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 29 or 28.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Gizab district, Daykundi province
  • References: Khaama Press

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29 October 2019

  • 12 reported killed

An airstrike in Kandahar province killed 12 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the security forces carried out the strike in the Spin Boldak district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 29 or 28.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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28 October 2019

  • 1 reported killed

A Taliban fighter was killed in an airstrike in Paktia province, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Sayyid Karam district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incident was on October 28 or 27.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sayyid Karam district, Paktia province
  • References: Khaama Press

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28 October 2019

  • 1 reported killed

An airstrike in Ghazni province killed one Taliban fighter, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Giro district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 28 or 27.

A cache of weapons was also said to have been destroyed.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Giro district, Ghazni province
  • References: Khaama Press

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28 October 2019

  • 5 reported killed

Airstrikes in Helmand province killed five Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strikes were carried out in the Nahr e Saraj and Lashkar Gah districts over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incidents took place on October 28 or 27.

A small cache of weapons was also said to have been destroyed.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Nahr e Saraj & Achin districts, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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28 October 2019

  • 12 reported killed

Twelve fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State were killed in airstrikes in Nangarhar province, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strikes were carried out in the Deh Bala and Achin districts of Nangarhar over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure if the incidents were on October 28 or 27.

It is unclear how many died in each strike.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Deh Bala & Achin districts, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 53 reported killed

An airstrike in northern Faryab province killed 53 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

The 209th Shaheen Corps reportedly said in a statement that the security forces carried out the strike at around 20:30 local time. It was said to have been in response to a large group of Taliban fighters launching coordinated attacks on security posts in Khwaja Namosi area of Pashtun Kot district.

Some of the key commanders of the group including Qari Alauddin, Sufi Hamidullah and Qari Mohammad Din, were reportedly killed.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Khwaja Namosi area, Pashtun Kot district, Faryab province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 7 reported killed

An airstrike in Uruzgan province killed 7 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Tarin Kot district in the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 26 or 25.

A cache of weapons was also reportedly destroyed.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Tarin Kot district, Uruzgan province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Zabul province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Tarnek wa Jaldek district in the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 26 or 25.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Tarnek wa Jaldek district, Zabul province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 4 reported killed

Airstrikes in Balkh province killed 4 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strikes were carried out in the Khanabad district and Chimtal district in the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incidents were on October 26 or 25.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Khanabad district & Chimtal district, Balkh province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 4 reported killed

An airstrike in Helmand province killed 4 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Nad Ali district in the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 26 or 25.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Nad Ali district, Helmand province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 5 reported killed

An airstrike in Paktika province killed 5 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Sar Rowzad district in the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 26 or 25.

A vehicle was also said to have been destroyed in the strike.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sar Rowzad district, Paktika province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 7 reported killed

An airstrike in Herat province killed 7 fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Deh Bala district in the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 26 or 25.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Deh Bala district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 12 reported killed

An airstrike in Herat province killed 12 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Kush district in the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 26 or 25.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Kush district, Herat province
  • References: Khaama Press

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26 October 2019

  • 1-3 reported killed

An airstrike in Logar province killed a prominent Haqqani Network leader, who had planned and facilitated attacks in Kabul City, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

A statement released by the Ministry of Defence reportedly said that the security forces conducted the airstrike in Zarghoon Shahr Village, killing Qari Burhan and some Pakistani and Arab militants.

He had planned and conducted the 2017 attack close to Jamhuriat Hospital which killed 103 people and wounded 235 others, the defense ministry said, adding that he had planned and facilitated the attack on a high rise building in Abdul Haq Square in 2011.
Qari Burhan had also planned and facilitated some deadly attacks in Kabul including a car bomb attack in 2015 which wounded 400 people and the attack on Alburz Township.
The defense ministry also added that Qari Burhan had close cooperation with Al Qaeda terrorist network and was facilitating the transfer of suicide bombers to Ghazni and Logar provinces.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Zarghoon Shahr Village, Mohammed Agha district, Logar province
  • References: Khaama Press

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23 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Balkh province killed two suicide bombers and destroyed a car bomb, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

A statement released by the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said that the strike was carried out by the security forces at around 14:10 local time in the Sheikh Tash Village of Chahar Bolak district.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the militants had earlier captured the Humvee and were looking to use it in an attack on an unspecified target.

While responsibility was placed with the security forces, we cannot rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sheikh Tash village Chahar Bolak district, Balkh province
  • References: Khaama Press

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23 October 2019

  • 1 reported killed

An airstrike in Baghlan province killed one Taliban fighter, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Dahana ye Ghori district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the incident was on October 23 or 22.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Dahana ye Ghori district, Baghlan province
  • References: Khaama Press

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23 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Paktia province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Zurmat district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether it was carried out on October 23 or 22.

A small cache of weapons were also said to have been destroyed.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Zurmat district, Paktia province
  • References: Khaama Press

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23 October 2019

  • 1 reported killed

An airstrike in Helmand province killed one Taliban fighter, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Marjah district over the past 24 hours. We therefore cannot be sure whether the strike was carried out on October 23 or 22.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Marjah district, Helmand province
  • References: Khaama Press

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23 October 2019

  • 4 reported killed

Four Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Zabul province, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said the strike was carried out in the Tarnek wa Jaldek district over the past 24 hours.

We therefore cannot be sure whether the strike was carried out in October 22 or 23.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Tarnek wa Jaldek district, Zabul province
  • References: Khaama Press

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23 October 2019

  • 5 reported killed

Airstrikes in Sar e Pul province killed five Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strikes were conducted in Sar e Pul district.

A cache of weapons were also reportedly destroyed.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sar e Pul district, Sar e Pul province
  • References: Khaama Press

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21 October 2019

  • 18 reported killed
  • 30 reported injured

Local officials said that 18 Taliban fighters were killed and 30 more injured in a US airstrike in Uruzgan province, The New York Times reported.

It was said to have been in response to the Taliban attacking the centre of Gizab district - they killed six commandos, eight police officers and captured eight security outposts.

We are currently unable to record this in our database of confirmed US strikes due to vague sourcing.

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21 October 2019

  • 6 reported killed

Airstrikes in Faryab province killed six Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the security forces carried out the strike in Chaqmaq Village of Pashtun Kot district in Faryab.

A vehicle was also said to have been destroyed in the strike.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Chaqmaq village, Pashtun Kot district, Faryab province
  • References: Khaama Press

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19 October 2019

  • Unknown casualties

Five strikes hit Helmand province on this day, according to data from US Forces - Afghanistan.

No further details were given. To see more about the release of this data, click here.

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17 October 2019

  • 3 reported killed

Airstrikes in Nangarhar killed three fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strikes were carried out in the Pachir wa Agam and Deh Bala districts.

It is not clear how many died in each strike, or whether one of the deaths is from the strike reported on October 16 in Pachir wa Agam, below.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sharan district, Paktika province
  • References: Khaama Press

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17 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Paktika province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Sharan district.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sharan district, Paktika province
  • References: Khaama Press

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17 October 2019

  • 2 reported killed

Two Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Wardak province, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Chak e Wardak district and also destroyed a cache of weapons.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Chak e Wardak district, Wardak province
  • References: Khaama Press

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17 October 2019

  • 6 reported killed

Airstrikes in Ghazni province killed six Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strikes were carried out in the Rashidan and Qarahbagh districts of Ghazni. It is not clear how many died in each strike.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Rashidan & Qarabagh districts, Ghazni province
  • References: Khaama Press

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17 October 2019

  • 17 reported killed

Airstrikes in Kunduz province killed 17 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strikes were carried out in the Dasht e Archi district and also destroyed a small cache of weapons.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Dasht e Archi district, Kunduz province
  • References: Khaama Press

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16 October 2019

  • Unknown casualties

A car bomb was destroyed by an airstrike in Paktika province, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Sayyid Karam district.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sayyid Karam district, Paktika provibce
  • References: Khaama Press

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16 October 2019

  • 1 reported killed

One fighter from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State was killed in an airstrike in Nangarhar, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was carried out in the Pachir wa Agam district.

Khaama Press did not explicitly give a date for this strike, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Pachir wa Agam district, Nangarhar province
  • References: Khaama Press