Questions for US on the air war remain unanswered, Bureau finds
Confusion and anger follow US airstrike in Afghanistan
Sources suggest that many civilians may have been killed
The US dropped 751 weapons on Afghanistan in September, a seven-year high, but carried out fewer strikes.
This article was based on US Air Force data which it has since changed, making our findings no longer accurate.
In Afghanistan, civilians are enmeshed in the bitter conflict between US troops and the Taliban
The US carried out its first combat airdrop in Afghanistan in more than two years last month, signalling a possible deterioration of security
Trump escalates Afghanistan war. 3,900 more US troops to be sent. So far this year there have been three times as many airstrikes
A monthly update on the covert US war on terror.
US strikes are raining down on the group in Nangarhar province, but no one is really sure who they are hitting.
US military operations against the Taliban have dramatically escalated during the Trump presidency, despite combat operations against the group ending over two years ago
The US has spent more than $70bn on Afghan security. But the defence against the Taliban is falling to some very unconventional soldiers.
Since the US withdrew its combat forces from Afghanistan, responsibility for security has shifted to local partners - meaning it is often left in the hands of strongmen who have their own agendas.
Airstrikes killed and injured more civilians in Afghanistan last year than at any time since the United Nations (UN) began systematically recording casualties there in 2009.
The US is pursuing a conventional aerial campaign against the Taliban with virtually no troops on the ground to provide reliable intelligence to guide it.
Senior al Qaeda leader Faruq al Qatani was killed in a “precision strike” on October 23 in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, the Pentagon has confirmed.
The deaths amount to the biggest confirmed loss of civilian life in a single American strike in Afghanistan since the attack on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz last October.
Figures released to the Bureau provide firm evidence the US has intensified its fight against the Taliban despite officially ending combat operations against the group in 2014.
Most US airstrikes in Afghanistan this year in support of ground troops not targeting suspected terrorists.