In September, for example, the U.S. Air Force dropped 751 bombs, an increase of almost 50 percent from the August figure of 503, to reach its highest single-month total in seven years, military data showed.
According to the command's report, there was a 50 percent increase in bombings in September when compared to August.
"This increase can be attributed to the president's strategy to more proactively target extremist groups that threaten the stability and security of the Afghan people", the US Air Forces Central Command's report said.
The Taliban militants have suffered heavy casualties in airstrikes conducted by the U.S. forces for the first time in Badakhshan several years after the United States military had suspended its operations in the country.
The significant increase in activity came after the Trump administration's announcement of a new US strategy and a moderate increase of troops in the war-torn country.
Baghdad reviews options to export oil north through Turkey
The Kurdish region is responsible for up to a quarter of Iraq's oil production, with a portion of it exported directly to Turkey. We are not opposing the Kurdish people, but we are against the irresponsible actions of the government of Northern Iraq.
The continued military effort in Afghanistan has led to a record number of civilian deaths this year. Also, a more 'proactive' approach was launched to target extremist groups, according to the report.
As a first step, six F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft were added to Bagram Air Base while more B-52 bombardment missions were dedicated to Afghanistan, the report noted.
Another factor that contributed to the increase of airstrikes, was when the White House accorded Defense Secretary James Mattis the power to review the rules of engagement in Afghanistan and make any necessarychanges depending on the situation on the ground. He also added that the Defense Department was 'no longer bound' by the need for proximity of its forces.
In this image provided by the U.S. Air Force, a U.S. Air Force B1-B Lancer pulls away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after refueling during a mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese air space on August 31, 2017.
The S&P rose five points to end trading at 2,550 and the Nasdaq added seven points to close at 6,587. The giant retailer also said it plans to buy back $20 billion of its shares in the 2019 fiscal year.
Emergency personnel at an intersection across from Talkington Hall on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock on October 9. Hollis Daniels has been charged twice previously with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia, according to the news service.
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One of the men, 19-year-old Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy , traveled from Canada to New Jersey, where he was arrested in May 2016. All three men were already in some form of government custody either in the USA or overseas , officials disclosed.
She is three months older than Republican Chuck Grassley, and nine months older than Republican Orrin Hatch. Feinstein's longtime political consultant Bill Carrick told City News Service he doubted either would run.
The CBI responded by saying, " we have things to show- the jugglery of accounts and properties overseas . The matter would be heard tomorrow has the Centre's counsel sought time to take the instructions.
Hezbollah - an influential force in Lebanon and key ally to Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime - will be a target. Hezbollah has been fighting on behalf of the Syrian regime as it tries to suppress a six-year long insurgency.
OnePlus Found Recording Personal Data Of Users
The company says, "We securely transmit analytics in two different streams over HTTPS to an Amazon server". So we dont now know if the same thing is occurring in the more current OnePlus 3T or OnePlus 5 models.
Superstars Who Could Still Miss 2018 World Cup
Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara. The country selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St.
Overwatch Halloween Terror Event Skins Leaked
It's actually pretty close to Reinhardt's emote form previous year , if you just replace pumpkins with fire-hot melted metal. Starting today, October 10th and continuing until November 1st, Blizzard will be hosting a Halloween event in Overwatch .
The Technical Condition Changes for Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Comerica National Bank reported 45,685 shares. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) were released by: Fool.com and their article: " Apple Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Jefferies. 10/9/2017-Drexel Hamilton Reiterated Rating of Buy.
Google using balloons to bring mobile service to Puerto Rico
The document states that the goal is "to help mobile phone companies restore communication capacity in the areas of Puerto Rico ". We've been making solid progress on this next step and would like to thank everyone who's been lending a hand .
Third Frisco resident infected with West Nile virus
That brings the total so far this year to 58 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, including two people who died earlier. Humans, horses and other animals can become infected with West Nile virus if bitten by an infected mosquito.
Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ:WDC) Undervalued by 1.2%
Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 7.26 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 65.78. Out of 12 Wall Street analysts rating Western Digital, 10 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold".