US drops more bombs in Afghanistan than Iraq and Syria for first time in 4 years

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, prepares to receive fuel over Afghanistan from a KC-10 Extender, March 9, 2018.

ANTHONY NELSON JR./U.S. AIR FORC

By PHILLIP WALTER WELLMAN | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 19, 2018

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States dropped more bombs and other munitions in Afghanistan last month than it did on Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria for the first time since the anti-ISIS campaign began in 2014.

American aircraft dropped 339 weapons in Afghanistan in March, compared to 294 in Iraq and Syria, according to the Air Force’s monthly strike report.

The report attributed the shift to “increased progress in coalition efforts to annihilate remaining ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, coupled with Syrian Democratic Forces shifting to an active defense scheme of maneuver in Syria’s Middle Euphrates River Valley.”

March’s figure was the lowest-ever monthly tally of weapons dropped by U.S. drones and manned aircraft in the anti-ISIS campaign, known as Operation Inherent Resolve.

more:

https://www.stripes.com/news/us-drops-more-bombs-in-afghanistan-than-iraq-and-syria-for-first-time-in-4-years-1.522810

1 reply

  1. And the European Union thinks it is time to send Afghan Refugees back home. (And Iran and Turkey too)…

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