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 1614
Total reported killed 44-805
Civilian reported killed 22-80
Children reported killed 11-25
Total reported injured 13-142
US Air Force reported air operations, Afghanistan 2019
Total Close Air Support (CAS) sorties with at least one weapon release 289
Total CAS sorties 1188
Total weapons released 790

Strikes

AFG1734CiV link

21 May 2019

  • 8 reported killed
  • 1 reported injured

Airstrikes in Wardak province killed eight Taliban fighters and wounded another, Khaama Press reported - though it's unclear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to Khaama's "informed military sources" the strikes were conducted in the Nerkh and Sayyidabad districts.

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

AFG1734CiV link

20 May 2019

  • 5 civilians reported killed
  • 12 reported injured, possibly including civilians

Airstrikes in Helmand province killed five civilians and injured a dozen other people, Yenisafak reported - though it's not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

Umer Zwak, a spokesperson for the provincial governor reportedly confirmed the strikes and said that investigations into the civilian harm allegations are now underway.

Women and children were said to be among the injured.

We will reach out to Resolute Support for clarification on this and update this entry when more information comes to light.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Nahr e Saraj, Helmand province
  • Reference: Yenisafak

AFG1734Ciii link

19 May 2019

  • 4 reported injured

Airstrikes in Zabul province critically wounded four Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it's not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to their "informed military sources" the strikes were conducted in the Muqorak area of Meezan district in support of Afghan ground forces.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Muqorak area, Meezan district, Zabul province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1734Cii link

19 May 2019

  • 15 reported killed
  • 5 reported injured

A series of airstrikes in Kandahar province killed 15 Taliban fighters and injured five others, Khaama Press reported - though it's not clear whether US air support 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 Band e Temor area of Maiwand district in support of Afghan ground forces.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Band e Temor area, Maiwand district, Kandahar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1734Ci link

19 May 2019

  • 3 reported killed
  • 3 reported injured

A coalition drone strike targeted a Taliban vehicle in Paktika province, killing three Taliban fighters and wounding three others, Khaama Press reported.

Khaama is likely referring to the NATO coalition in which the US are the only country known to be flying strike missions.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the strike was carried out at 10:42am local time in the Bakir Khel area of Barmal district.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US drone strike
  • Location: Bakir Khel area, Barmal district, Paktika province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1734C link

18 May 2019

  • 3 reported killed

An airstrike in Zabul province killed three Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike.

According to Khaama's "informed military sources" the strike was conducted in the Tarnak wa Jaldak district of Zabul.

  • Type of strike: Possible US drone strike
  • Location: Tarnak wa Jaldak district, Zabul province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1734 link

16 May 2019

  • Friendly fire incident
  • 8-17 reported killed
  • 14 reported injured

An American airstrike accidentally killed at least eight Afghan police officers in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province - though there is some confusion over the death toll.

According to the New York Times, the police had requested air support following a Taliban attack near their outpost. Col Dave Butler, a spokesperson for the US led mission in Afghanistan told NYT that the Americans had confirmed with Afghan officials that the "areas were clear of friendly forces".

“Unfortunately, they were not, and a tragic accident resulted,” Colonel Butler said in a statement. “Afghan Security Forces as well as Taliban fighters were killed in the strikes. We’re examining the miscommunication to ensure it is not repeated.”

However, Washington Post reported that as many as 18 Afghan police officers were killed in the strike.

Afghan officials in Kabul and Helmand gave conflicting information on the number of casualties, saying that between eight and 18 Afghan personnel were killed and that 14 others were wounded. They said the incident, which took place during a ground battle on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, was under investigation.

An additional 14 people were thought to have been injured in the strike.

It is not clear, however, how many Taliban fighters were killed in the strike.

Helmand Governor, Mohammad Yasin, said that the incident was being investigated.

AFG1733CXXVi link

16 May 2019

  • 20 reported killed

At least 20 Taliban fighters were killed in a series of air and artillery strikes along the Ghazni-Paktia highway, Khaama Press reported - though it's not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strikes.

The provincial government's media office reportedly said that at least four airstrikes and one artillery strike were carried out as part of Khalid-3 operations - the Afghan government's security plan.

The statement was said to further note that the Taliban positions targeted were in the Arzoo and Shaliz areas, on the outskirts of Ghazni City.

Three motorcycles, an 82mm artillery and Dshk machine gun were also reportedly destroyed.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Arzoo & Shaliz areas, Ghazni-Paktia highway
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1733CXXV link

16 May 2019

  • 1 reported killed

An airstrike in Faryab province killed one Taliban fighter, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike.

According to Khaama's "informed military sources" the strike was conducted along Highway 1 and killed a fighter who had been responsible for an attack on Afghan Special Forces.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Highway 1, Faryab province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1733CXXiV link

16 May 2019

  • 8 reported killed

Eight fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State were killed in a Coalition drone strike in Nangarhar province, Xinhua reported.

A statement from the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said that an "unmanned plane of coalition forces" killed eight of the fighters in the province's Khogyani district.

It was said to further note that Abuzar, one of the group's local commanders, was killed in the strike.

According to a later report by Khaama Press, Abu Zar was "one of the most notorious leaders of the terror group who was involved in vicious activities against the local residents besides conducting other terrorist related activities including roadside bombings."

AFG1733CXXiii link

15 May 2019

  • 4 reported killed

Airstrikes in Zabul province killed four Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strikes.

According to Khaama's "informed military sources" the strikes took place in Zabul's Now Bahar district over the last 24 hours. We are therefore unclear whether the strikes happened on the 14 or 15, so have recorded them as the date that they were reported on.

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

AFG1733CXXii link

15 May 2019

  • 3 reported killed
  • 1 reported injured

Airstrikes in Ghazni province killed three Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strikes.

According to Khaama's "informed military sources" the strikes took place in the last 24 hours. We are therefore unsure whether the strikes were conducted on the 14 or 15, so we have recorded it as the date that it was reported on.

An earlier Khaama Press report stated that one Taliban fighter had been killed, their later report brought this up to three.

AFG1733CXXi link

13 May 2019

  • 6 reported killed

A US airstrike in Herat killed six Taliban fighters, including the shadow district chief, Khaama Press reported.

Their "informed military sources" said that the strike was carried out in the Shindand district of Herat.

The Shadow District Chief for Parchaman, Hafiz Abdulhaq, was among the six Taliban members that were killed.

The 207th Zafar Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that a "Toyota Carolla type vehicle" was targeted in the Aab Khurmai area of Shindand.

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: Aab Khurmai area, Shindand district, Herat province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1733CXX link

11 May 2019

  • 2 reported killed

Two Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Herat province, Khaama Press reported.

According to Khaama Press' "informed military sources" the strike was conducted in the Farsi district - though they were not clear as to whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

The report also wasn't clear on the day of the strike, however other strikes in the report were from May 11, so we have included this here as well.

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

AFG1733CiX link

11 May 2019

  • 2 reported killed

Two Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Ghazni province, Khaama Press reported.

According to Khaama Press' "informed military sources" the strike was conducted in the Andar district - though they were not clear as to whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

The report also wasn't clear on the day of the strike, however other strikes in the report were from May 11, so we have included this here as well.

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

AFG1733CXViii link

11 May 2019

  • 20 reported killed

Airstrikes in Paktika province killed 20 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

Some were reportedly killed in strikes in the Zurmat district and some in the Barmal district - though Khaama Press did not identify whether US air support or Afghan forces were resposible.

However, Xinhua reported that a NATO-led drone strike in Paktika province struck a Taliban hideout and killed 10 fighters.

Policeman, Shah Mohammad Aryan, told Xinhua that the strike in the Barmal district also destroyed a vehicle.

The US are the only country in the NATO coalition known to be flying strike missions.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Barmal district, Paktika province
  • Reference: NewsD, Khaama Press

AFG1733CXVii link

11 May 2019

  • 5 reported killed

A US drone strike killed five people affiliated with the Hafiz Gul Bahadur group - a faction of Pakistan's Taliban, GeoNews reported.

Two missiles reportedly hit a house in the Laman area, near the border of Pakistan. No further geographical details were given - we have briefly searched for the Laman area and can only find an area of that name in Badghis province, which is near the Turkmenistan border.

One of the group's top commanders, Asadullah alias Shingri, was reportedly among those killed.

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: Laman area, unknown province
  • Reference: Newsroom Post, The News

AFG1733CXVi link

10 May 2019

  • 3 reported killed

An airstrike in Helmand province killed three Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported - though they were not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces conducted the strike.

Khaama's military sources said that the strike was in the Nahr e Saraj district.

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

AFG1733CXV link

10 May 2019

  • 21 reported killed

An airstrike in Kandahar province killed 21 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

Khaama's military sources said that the strike in Khakrez district was conducted in support of Afghan army soldiers - though it was not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike.

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

Ground operation link

9 May 2019

  • 4 civilians reported killed
  • 2 civilians reported injured

Four civilians were killed in a CIA backed Afghan strike force operation in Nangarhar province, New York Times reported.

Among those reportedly killed were a father and son, both of whom were teachers. Two other civilians were also wounded in the raid, which was conducted in the Chaparhar district.

AFG1733CXiV link

8 May 2019

  • Unknown casualties

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

Khaama Press' military sources reportedly said that a strike in the Bagram district destroyed a vehicle-borne IED that could have potentially targeted Afghan civilians.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Bagram district, Parwan province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1733CXiii link

8 May 2019

  • 10 reported killed
  • 6 civilians reported killed, including 2 women and 4 children

A home in the Torachina area of Tarin Kot, Uruzgan was hit by airstrikes from a "foreign aircraft" and killed six civilians - all members of the same family, New York Times reported.

Two women and four children were reportedly killed, all buried underneath the collapsed home. According to NYT, local officials said that the operation lasted two days.

The US are the only known country, besides Afghanistan, to be flying strike missions.

Khaama Press also reported on a strike in Uruzgan on this day - though they did not mention any civilian harm.

Their "informed military sources" said that a strike in Tarin Kot killed four Taliban fighters and destroyed a tunnel system.

We have reached out to Resolute Support for clarification and will update this post when more information comes to light.

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

AFG1733CXii link

7 May 2019

  • 11 reported killed

An airstrike in Paktia province killed 11 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 Zurmat district.

It was unclear in the Khaama Press report whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike.

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

AFG1733CXi link

7 May 2019

  • 3 reported killed

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

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the strike took place in the Qarabagh district.

Khaama Press is likely referring to the Nato coalition in which the US are the only country known to be flying strike missions.

We are 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

AFG1733CX link

7 May 2019

  • 5 reported killed

Five Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in Wardak province, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps reportedly said in a statement that the strike took place in the Syedabad district.

It was unclear in Khaama Press' report whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike.

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

AFG1733CiX link

5 May 2019

  • 195 reported killed, including 45 civilians
  • 40 reported injured

Up to 45 civilians were reported killed and 150 insurgents in a coalition air campaign aimed at destroying Taliban drug labs - one of their key sources of revenue, Reuters reported.

According to the Afghan Ministry of Defence the strikes were conducted in three areas of Farah province.

Abdul Ghafoor Mujahid, the governor of Bakwa district, where the attacks took place said that many of those killed were civilians who had been hired by the Taliban to work in the labs.

Defense Ministry spokesman Qais Mangal denied to Reuters that any civilians were killed in the strikes, which reportedly destroyed 68 drug labs.

A later Khaama Press report claimed that officials had said that 40 Taliban members were also wounded in the strikes.

It isn't clear what Reuters mean by "coalition air campaign" in this instance. We have reached out to Resolute Support for clarification on this and will update this post when more information has come to light.

  • Type of strike: Possible US air or drone strike
  • Location: Farah province
  • References: Reuters, Khaama Press

Ground operation link

5 May 2019

  • 4 reported killed, including 3 civilians
  • 1 child reported killed
  • 1 civilian reported wounded

A CIA backed Afghan strike force killed three civilians, including a young girl and wounded another in Logar province, New York Times reported.

NYT didn't provide any more details on the incident, however, Khaama Press also reported an Afghan special forces operation in the same area.

Khaama Press' "informed military sources" told them that Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Pul-e Alam district of Logar to disrupt high profile attacks in Kabul and killed one Taliban fighter.

AFG1733CViii link

5 May 2019

  • 8 reported killed

Airstrikes in Helmand province killed eight Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

According to Khaama's security source, airstrikes were called in when Afghan security forces "observed multiple militants manoeuvring for an offensive attack".

It was unclear in the report whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike.

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

AFG1733CVii link

4 May 2019

  • 1 reported killed

The Deputy Commander of Taliban for Uruzgan was killed in an airstrike in Tarin Kot, Khaama Press reported - though it was unclear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

He was named by Khaama Press' military source as Haji Ustaz.

No further details were included in the report.

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

AFG1733CVi link

3 May 2019

  • 48 reported killed
  • 8 reported injured

At least 56 fighters from Afghanistan's branch of the Islamic State were killed in multiple airstrikes in Kunar province, Khaama Press reported.

The Afghan Ministry of Defence reportedly said in a statement that the strikes targeted two training camps in the Chapa Dara district.

Several Pakistani and Uzbek nationals were among those killed.

The statement further noted that one prominent Uzbek national, Ismail, who was previously cooperating with al Qaeda, was one of the killed.

A later Khaama Press report provided a more detailed breakdown, reporting that the MoD claims:

  • 43 were killed and two wounded in the Chapara district
  • Five were killed and six wounded in the Manogi district

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Landalam and Digal areas, Chapa Dara district & Kandigal area, Manogi district, Kunar province
  • Reference: Khaama Press, Khaama Press

AFG1733CV link

3 May 2019

  • 0-33 reported killed

A number of "militants" were killed in airstrikes in Zabul, Khaama Press reported - though it is unclear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

Strikes in Zabul, Uruzgan and Baghlan killed 33 "militants", but it is currently unknown how many died in each province or which insurgency group they were from. We have included a casualty range to reflect the ambiguity here.

A Khaama Press report the following day mentions 19 Taliban fighters being killed in the Borka district of Baghlan, but it is unclear whether it is the same strike as the one mentioned here, or another one the day after.

AFG1733CiV link

3 May 2019

  • 0-33 reported killed

A number of "militants" were killed in airstrikes in Baghlan, Khaama Press reported - though it is unclear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

Strikes in Baghlan, Zabul and Uruzgan killed 33 "militants", but it is currently unknown how many died in each province or which insurgency group they were from. We have included a range in the casualty estimate to reflect the ambiguity here.

A Khaama Press report the following day mentions 19 Taliban fighters being killed in the Borka district of Baghlan, but it is unclear whether it is the same strike as the one mentioned here, or another one the day after.

AFG1733Ciii link

3 May 2019

  • 0-33 reported killed

A number of "militants" were killed in airstrikes in Uruzgan, Khaama Press reported - though it is unclear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

Strikes in Uruzgan, Baghlan and Zabul killed 33 "militants", but it is currently unknown how many died in each province or which insurgency group they were from. We have included a range in the casualty estimate to reflect the ambiguity here.

A Khaama Press report the following day mentions 19 Taliban fighters being killed in the Borka district of Baghlan, but it is unclear whether it is the same strike as the one mentioned here, or another one the day after.

AFG1733Cii link

2 May 2019

  • 9 reported killed
  • 8 reported injured

Operations that included airstrikes killed nine Taliban fighters and wounded another eight in Badghis province, Khaama Press reported.

The 207th Zafar Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said that the strikes were conducted in the Qads district.

It is unclear whether the fighters were killed and injured as a result of the strike, artillery fire or another part of the operation.

It is also unclear whether the strikes were conducted by US air support or Afghan forces.

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Qads district, Badghis province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1733Ci link

2 May 2019

  • 11 reported killed

Airstrikes carried out by the "coalition" in Ghazni province killed 11 Taliban fighters, Khaama Press reported.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan military reportedly said in a statement that the airstrikes were carried out Malik Khel area of Waghez district and Sangasi area of Moqor district.

A further Taliban fighter was injured, a motorcycle and a vehicle destroyed, it further noted.

Khaama Press is likely referring to the Nato coalition in which the US are the only known country to be flying strike missions.

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

  • Type of strike: Possible US strike
  • Location: Malik Khel area, Waghez district & Sangasi area, Moqor district, Ghazni province
  • Reference: Khaama Press

AFG1733C link

1 May 2019

  • 11 reported killed

An airstrike in Herat left at least 11 Taliban fighters dead, Khaama Press reported - though it was not clear whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible for the strike.

The 207th Zafar Corps reportedly said in a statement that the strikes were "targeting the fighters of Abdul Rahman alias Maldar, the military commission chief of Taliban for the district".

A Toyota Land Cruiser was also destroyed in the strike according to the statement, as well as 11 Taliban fighters being killed.

One of the fighters killed, the statement said, was the nephew of Abdul Rahman.

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

AFG1733 link

30 April 2019

  • 0-11 reported killed

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

There had been previous reports of strikes in Uruzgan on this day. Khaama Press reported that airstrikes in Tarin Kot killed 11 Taliban fighters, according to their "informed military sources". No further details were given in their report.

AFG1732 link

30 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

Two strikes hit Nangarhar 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.

AFG1731 link

30 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

One strike hit Logar 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.

AFG1730 link

30 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

Three 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.

AFG1729 link

30 April 2019

  • 0-6 reported killed

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

There had been previous reports of a strike in Ghazni on this day. Khaama Press reported that six Taliban fighters were killed in a strike in Deh Yak district. No further details were given in the report.

AFG1728 link

30 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

One strike hit Faryab 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.

AFG1727 link

29 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

One strike hit Zabul 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.

AFG1726 link

29 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

One strike hit Paktika 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.

AFG1725 link

29 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

Two strikes hit Nimroz 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.

AFG1724 link

29 April 2019

  • 0-4 reported killed

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

There had been previous reports of strikes in Nangarhar on this day. Khaama Press reported that four Taliban fighters were killed in separate airstrikes in the province - though it had been unclear in their report whether US air support or Afghan forces were responsible.

According to Khaama Press' "informed military sources" the strikes were conducted in the Khogyani and Achin districts of the province.

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

It is unclear how many of the four Taliban fighters died in each strike.

AFG1723 link

29 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

One strike 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.

AFG1722 link

28 April 2019

  • Unknown casualties

Two strikes hit Zabul 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.

AFG1721 link

28 April 2019

  • 0-12 reported killed

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

There had been previous reports of strikes in Uruzgan around this time. Khaama Press reported that airstrikes in the province had killed between 11 and 12 fighters - they didn't provide a date for the strikes but reported it on this day.

Their "informed military sources" stated that the strikes were conducted in Tarin Kot. Though it had been unclear in their report whether US air support or Afghan forces had been responsible for the strike.

A later Khaama Press report brought initial death toll of 11 up to 12 Taliban fighters killed - there were no further details.

AFG1720 link

28 April 2019

  • 0-3 reported killed

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

There had been previous reports of strikes in Nangarhar around this time. Khaama Press reported that three Taliban fighters were killed in an airstrike in the province - they didn't specify a date for the strikes but reported it on this day.

Their "informed military sources" said that the strike was conducted in the province's Dah Bala district.

It was unclear from the Khaama Press' report whether US air support or Afghan forces had been responsible for the attack.