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 2336
Total reported killed 52-1503
Civilian reported killed 22-205
Children reported killed 11-46
Total reported injured 27-270
US Air Force reported air operations, Afghanistan 2019
Total Close Air Support (CAS) sorties with at least one weapon release 458
Total CAS sorties 1822
Total weapons released 1463

Strikes

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16 July 2019

  • 5 reported killed

Airstrikes in two districts across Helmand province killed at least five Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Their "informed military officials" reportedly said that one strike in Musa Qala killed two Taliban fighters and another in Sangin killed three.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Musa Qala & Sangin districts, Helmand province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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15 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Ghorak district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Ghorak district, Kandahar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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15 July 2019

  • 4 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Sangin district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Sangin district, Helmand province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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15 July 2019

  • 25 reported killed

US forces carried out an airstrike in Wardak province that killed 25 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the strikes were conducted in the Jaghatoo district.

Khaama Press did explicitly give a date for this strike so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Khogyani district, Nangarhar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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15 July 2019

  • 15 reported killed

Afghan and US forces conducted a series of airstrikes in Ghazni that killed 15 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the Afghan and US forces conducted the strikes in the Tangi area of Andar district.

The strikes also reportedly wounded three other Taliban and destroyed a vehicle.

Khaama Press did 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: Tangi area, Andar district, Ghazni province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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15 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Khogyani district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Khogyani district, Nangarhar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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15 July 2019

  • 4 reported killed

Multiple airstrikes in Paktiya province killed at least five Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to their "informed military officials" one strike in Sayyid Karam district killed two Taliban fighters and another in the Gardez district killed another two.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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 & Gardez districts, Paktiya province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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15 July 2019

  • 32 reported killed
  • 10 reported injured

US airstrikes in Paktiya province killed 32 Taliban fighters and wounded ten others, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the US conducted the strikes in the Sayyid Karam district.

Khaama Press did explicitly give a date for this strike so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sayyid Karam district, Paktiya province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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13 July 2019

  • 4 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Siagird district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Siagird district, Parwan province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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13 July 2019

  • 2 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Sayyidabad district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Sayyidabad district, Wardak province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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13 July 2019

  • 2 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Namak Ab district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Namak Ab district, Takhar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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13 July 2019

  • 4 reported killed

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

Their "informed military officials" reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Farsi district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Farsi district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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13 July 2019

  • 3 reported killed

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

Their "informed military officials" reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Khak e Safayd district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Khak e Safayd district, Farah province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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12 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Khogyani district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Khogyani district, Nangarhar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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12 July 2019

  • 5 reported killed
  • 1 reported injured

Airstrikes in Logar province killed five Taliban fighters and injured one other, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Azrah district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Azrah district, Logar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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12 July 2019

  • 5 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Obeh district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Obeh district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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12 July 2019

  • Unknown casualties

An airstrike destroyed a VBIED in Kunduz province, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was conducted in Khanabad district.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

Khaama Press did 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: Khanabad district, Kunduz province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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11 July 2019

  • 2 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Khogyani district of the province.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Khogyani district, Nangarhar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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11 July 2019

  • 2 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Obeh district of the province.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Obeh district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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11 July 2019

  • 8 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Imam Sahib district of the province.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Imam Sahib district, Kunduz province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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11 July 2019

  • 3 reported killed

A Coalition airstrike in Ghazni province killed three Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the strike was in the Andar district.

It is likely that Khaama Press are referring to the NATO coalition in which the US are the only country known to be flying strike missions. However, we are unable to record this in our database of confirmed US strikes due to vague sourcing.

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

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11 July 2019

  • 6 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Nerkh district of the province.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Nerkh district, Wardak province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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10 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Andar district of the province in the last 24 hours. It is therefore unclear whether the strike happened on July 9 or 10, so we have recorded it as the date that Khaama Press reported on it.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Andar district, Ghazni province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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10 July 2019

  • 2 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Nejrab district of the province in the last 24 hours. It is therefore unclear whether the strike happened on July 9 or 10, so we have recorded it as the date that Khaama Press reported on it.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Nejrab district, Kapisa province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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9 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Khogyani district of the province.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Khogyani district, Nangarhar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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9 July 2019

  • 4 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" reportedly said that the strike was in the Shindand district of the province.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Shindand district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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9 July 2019

  • 0-7 civilians reported killed, including 0-1 children

Seven civilians were reportedly killed in an airstrike in Baghlan province, though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to the New York Times, ground forces called in air support after the Taliban attacked a military base in the Bala Dori area of Pul e Khumri. A house located three miles away was bombed killing seven members of the same family, including women and children, relatives on the ground told NYT.

Afghan officials confirmed the incident and civilian deaths, but made no reported reference as to whether it was a US or Afghan strike.

The strike, which was conducted for the "elimination of the enemy", was in the KutobKhel district of the city of Pul e Khumri, the defense ministry reportedly said in a statement.

Assadullah Shahbaz, a Baghlan provincial council member, said that the civilians killed in the strike were farmers who had no connection to the Taliban or other militant groups, TRT World reported.

Protests broke out on the main road of Pul e Khumri after the strike, "with demonstrators using pickup trucks to carry the remains of victims as they marched through the streets en route to burial ceremonies", according to Reuters.

A team from the ministry of defence is said to be investigating the incident, Daily Star Lebanon reported.

We have reached out to Resolute Support for clarification of US involvement and will update this post when any new information comes to light.

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8 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

Military officials reportedly said that the strike was in the Shindand district of the province.

No further details are currently known.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Shindand district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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8 July 2019

  • 6 reported killed

Airstrikes in Ghazni province killed six Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is unclear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Military officials reportedly said that a strike in the Ghazni district killed four and another in the Andar district killed two.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Ghazni & Andar districts, Ghazni province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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7 July 2019

  • 19 reported killed

US forces carried out an airstrikes in Logar province killing 19 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps reportedly said in a statement that the strikes were conducted in the Pul e Alam and Baraki Barak districts of the province at some point over the last 24 hours. It is therefore unclear whether the strikes were on July 6 or 7, so we have recorded it as the date that Khaama Press reported on it.

A Khaama Press report the following day reported that ten Taliban were killed in the strike in Baraki Barak.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Pul e Alam & Baraki Barak distritcs, Logar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press, Khaama Press

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6 July 2019

  • 10 reported killed

Airstrikes in Zabul province killed ten Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

The 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the strike was conducted in the Zubaida Village of Qalat district.

The statement further added that the strike also destroyed a BM-1 rocket launcher.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Zubaida Village, Qalat district, Zabul province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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6 July 2019

  • 3 reported killed

The US conducted an airstrike in Ghazni province that killed three Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the strike was conducted in the Qarabagh district and also destroyed a motorcycle.

The special forces also carried out operations in Qarabagh on this day in which they killed one Taliban fighter and detained two others.

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

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Qarabagh district, Ghazni province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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6 July 2019

  • 2 reported killed

Airstrikes in Herat province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to Khaama's security sources a strike in Shindand district killed two Taliban fighters. A ground operation in the district killed a further four.

While the report says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Shindand district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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6 July 2019

  • 13 reported killed

Airstrikes in Takhar province killed up to 13 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

The 209th Shaheen Corps reportedly said in a statement that the strikes in the Baharak district killed Mawlai Aziz, the Red Unit commander for the Taliban, alongside 12 of his fighters. An earlier Khaama Press report had stated that two Taliban were killed in the strike and four others killed in the ground operation.

While the reports says that the security forces conducted the strike, we cannot definitely rule out US involvement as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

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6 July 2019

  • 25 reported killed

An airstrike in Kandahar killed 25 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Kandahar Police Chief, General Tadin Khan Achakzai reportedly said that the strike was in response to a Taliban attack on the the district administrative compound of Maruf district on Friday 5.

While the attack was said to have been conducted by the security forces, it is still not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Maruf district, Kandahar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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6 July 2019

  • 5 reported killed
  • 3 reported injured

An airstrike in Western Farah province killed five Taliban fighters and injured three others, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Farah province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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4 July 2019

  • 2 civilians reported killed
  • 3 children reported injured

An airstrike hit a home in Pul i Khumri City, killing two women and wounding three children, New York Times reported.

No other detail was provided in their weekly Afghan war casualty report, so it is therefore unclear whether it was a US or Afghan strike.

We will reach out to Resolute Support for clarification and update this post when any new information comes to light.

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2 July 2019

  • 3 reported killed

A US airstrike in Nangarhar killed three members of Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State, Khaama Press reported.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the strike was carried out in the Wazir Tangi areas of the Khogyani district at around 11am local time.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Wazir Tangi area, Khogyani district, Nangarhar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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2 July 2019

  • 4 reported killed

Four Taliban fighters were killed in separate airstrikes across Wardak province, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to their "informed military officials" a strike in Sayyidabad killed two Taliban fighters and another in Maidan Shahr killed two.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sayyidabad & Maidan Shahr districts, Wardak province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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2 July 2019

  • 7 reported killed

Airstrikes in Paktika province killed seven Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to their "informed military sources" the strikes were conducted in the Sar Hawza district.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Sar Hawza district, Paktika province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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1 July 2019

  • 5 reported killed
  • 1 reported injured

An airstrike in Farah province killed five Taliban fighters and wounded one other, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Their "informed military sources" said that the strike happened in the Bala Boluk district in the last 24 hours. We therefore do not know whether it was on June 30 or July 1.

While Khaama Press' headline indicates that security forces conducted the strike, it is still not clear whether it was US or Afghan forces as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Bala Boluk district, Farah province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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1 July 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in Herat killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is unclear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

Khaama's "security sources" said that the strikes happened in the Shindand district in the last 24 hours. We therefore do not know whether it was on June 30 or July 1.

While Khaama Press' headline indicates that security forces conducted the strike, it is still not clear whether it was US or Afghan forces as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Shindand district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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1 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

Their "informed military sources" said that the strike happened in the Deh Bala district in the last 24 hours. We therefore do not know whether it was on June 30 or July 1.

While Khaama Press' headline indicates that security forces conducted the strike, it is still not clear whether it was US or Afghan forces as the security forces often call in US air support.

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

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1 July 2019

  • 1 reported killed

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

According to Khaama's "informed military sources" the strikes was conducted in the Andar district in the last 24 hours. We therefore do not know whether it was on June 30 or July 1.

While Khaama Press' headline indicates that security forces conducted the strike, it is still unclear whether it was US or Afghan forces as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Andar district, Ghazni province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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30 June 2019

  • 45 reported killed

US airstrikes hit the Taliban as they were leaving clashes in Balkh province, New York Times reported.

The Taliban reportedly attacked a security outpost in Bodana Qala village, Sholgara district where fighting ensued for three hours. During the clashes one soldier and one local police officer were killed and three others were wounded.

The New York Times did not report any casualties from the attack, however, Khaama Press reported that 45 Taliban fighters, including three shadow district governors were killed in airstrikes in Sholgara district.

A later Khaama Press report cited the Ministry of Defence as naming the Taliban commanders killed in the US strikes as:

Identities of senior Taliban leaders killed in Balkh airstrikes:
1. Abdul Ghani alias Turabi, shadow district govenror of Taliban for Char Bolak.
2. Mawlavi Hanan, shadow district governor of Taliban for Sholgarah.
3. Gul Nabi alias Mubariz, the shadow district governor of Taliban for Chemtal.
4. Damla Nasi, deputy shadow district governor of Taliban for Shogara.
5. Rasool Jan Sadat, shadow district intelligence chief of Taliban for Chemtal.
6. Mawlavi Javid, shadow district military chief of Taliban for Chemtal.
7. Mawlavi Najibullah, senior Taliban commander in Sholgara district.
8. Mawlavi Nazir, one of the senior commanders of Taliban in Sholgara.
9. Abdulhai alias Mansor, oen of the senior commanders of Taliban in Chemtal.
10. Eatullah Sabawon, one of the senior commanders of Taliban in Charbolak.
11. Qari Sardar Mukhlis, one of the senior commanders of Taliban in Chemtal.
12. Dadullah, one of the senior commanders of Taliban in Chemtal.
13. Asadullah Shahid, one of the senior commanders of Taliban in Chemtal.
14. Noor Aga Khalid, the military commission chief of Taliban in Charbolak.

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

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28 June 2019

  • 9 reported killed

Airstrikes in Logar province killed up to nine Taliban fighters - most of whom were commanders, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

In separate Khaama Press reports the Ministry of Defence were cited as confirming the deaths of different Taliban fighters in the Charkh district of Logar province.

In one report the shadow Taliban governor Haji Lala and his two deputies Baryalai and Faridoon, were reported as killed in a strike.

In another report the shadow spy chief of Taliban for Ghazni, Logar, Khost, Paktiya and Kabul, Mawlavi Shams-ur-Rehman, was killed. The strike also reportedly killed Hekmatyar, Shuja and Rauf, "the three foreign comrades of Mawlavi Rehman" as well as Bilal and two other commanders.

The statements were given on June 28 according to Khaama Press, however it does not explicitly say that the strike was on that day.

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27 June 2019

  • 5 reported killed

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

According to "informed military officials" that Khaama Press spoke to, the strike was conducted in the Shinkai district.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Shinkai district, Zabul province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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27 June 2019

  • 1 reported injured

A member of Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State was injured in an airstrike in Nangarhar province, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to their "informed military sources" the strike was in Nangarhar's Achin district.

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

Afghan special forces had been conducting ground operations in other districts in Nangarhar on this day, according to Khaama Press.

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

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26 June 2019

  • 2 reported killed

An airstrike in the Bal Chirag district of Faryab province killed two Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

No further details are currently known.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Bal Chirag district, Faryab province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

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24 June 2019

  • 8 reported killed
  • 3 reported injured

Airstrikes in Kandahar killed eight Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it is not clear whether US or Afghan forces were responsible.

The 205th Atal Corps reportedly said in a statement that the strikes were carried out in the Tengi Wech area of Shah Wali Kot district. Three Taliban fighters were also reported to be wounded.

While the report says that it was conducted by security forces, it is unclear whether the strike was carried out by US or Afghan forces as the security forces often call in US air support.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Tengi Wech area, Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press