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Operation Veritas - summary reports - October 2001 to December 2001


Latest summary reports

Coalition military action is summarised below, with links to more extensive briefings where available.

31 December/1 January RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
30/31 December RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
28/29 December RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
27/28 December RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

26/27 December

US DOD brief

RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
25/26 December

US aircraft attacked a Taliban compound at Tori Khel.

RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

24/25 December RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
23/24 December RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
22/23 December RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
21/22 December

RAF tanker, reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

The Afghan Interim Authority took office in Kabul on 22 December. Royal Marines from 40 Commando commenced security assistance operations in Kabul.

20/21 December

US DOD brief

RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
19/20 December RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

18/19 December

US DOD brief

RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Yemeni troops took action against a suspected Al Qaida base in Yemen.

17/18 December

US DOD brief

RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

16/17 December

US DOD brief

RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

15/16 December

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Organised resistance by Al Qaida forces in the Tora Bora region was reported to have been quashed.

14/15 December

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

13/14 December

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

A preliminary planning conference was held at the UK Ministry of Defence with potential troop-contributing nations to help inform the decision process for the deployment of any international security force to Kabul.

12/13 December

US DOD brief

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

11/12 December

US DOD brief

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

The US Department of Defense confirmed that a USAF B-1 aircraft had been lost some 30 miles off Diego Garcia. All four crew were safely rescued.

10/11 December

US DOD brief

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

9/10 December

US DOD brief

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
8/9 December

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
7/8 December

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
6/7 December

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
5/6 December

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in central Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

4/5 December

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
The US Department of Defense confirmed that three US Servicemen had been killed by a stray bomb from a B-52 during operations north of Kandahar.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

3/4 December

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in north-east Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

2/3 December

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in central Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

1/2 December USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
30 November/1 December USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

29/30 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in western Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.


28/29 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

27/28 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

26/27 November

US DOD brief

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.
25/26 November

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

The Royal Air Force flew the Northern Alliance delegation from Bagram to Bonn to attend the UN-sponsored conference on the reconstruction of Afghanistan.

24/25 November

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

23/24 November

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

Airborne radio stations broadcast.

22/23 November

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

Airborne radio stations broadcast.

21/22 November

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

20/21 November

US DOD brief

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

19/20 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in western Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

18/19 November

US DOD brief

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

17/18 November

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets attacked included Taliban armoured vehicles south of Gardiz in the south-east:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

Airborne radio stations broadcast.

16/17 November

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

15/16 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped around Kabul and airborne radio stations broadcast.

14/15 November

US DOD brief

US DOD brief on humanitarian aid

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

British troops deployed to Bagram airfield near Kabul to assess the state of the facilities there, and its suitability for more general use, such as the delivery of humanitarian aid.

13/14 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

Eight detained aid workers were picked up by US forces.

12/13 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Taliban retreated from Kabul and lost control of Herat.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

The US DOD released a photograph of Taliban military vehicles attempting to shelter in close proximity to a religious site in Kabul.

11/12 November USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Taliban defeated at Mazar-e-Sharif.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

10/11 November USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

9/10 November USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

8/9 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged fourteen targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

7/8 November

US DOD brief

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

Airborne radio stations broadcast.

6/7 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Pictures were released of a terrorist training camp at Piwar Kandar  which had been destroyed

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

5/6 November

US DOD brief

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

Airborne radio stations broadcast.

4/5 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged five targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Airborne radio stations broadcast.

3/4 November USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

2/3 November USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in Afghanistan.

1/2 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged nine targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.  A US helicopter crashed inside Afghanistan due to bad weather, but the crew were safely rescued.  A US Predator Unmanned Air Vehicle was also reported missing.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Airborne radio stations broadcast.

31 October / 1 November

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged eight targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

30/31 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft struck twenty targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Pictures were released of a terrorist training camp near Kandahar  which had been progressively destroyed in the course of the campaign.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in central Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

29/30 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked thirteen targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

28/29 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged six targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

27/28 October US aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

26/27 October US aircraft engaged several targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets included:

25/26 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked ten targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

24/25 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked nine targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in north-west Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

23/24 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft struck five targets.   RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

22/23 October

US DOD brief

UK MOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged eleven targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

21/22 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked eight targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.  A laser-guided bomb dropped by an FA-18 Hornet is believed to have malfunctioned and landed in an open area near an old people's home in Herat.

Targets included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

 

20/21 October

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked six targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.  Two bombs dropped by a USN F-14 regrettably fell in a residential area north-west of Kabul; the weapon guidance system is believed to have malfunctioned.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

 

19/20 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

US Special Operation Command troops conducted ground operations at an airfield in southern Afghanistan and another location.  USAF and USN/USMC aircraft engaged 15 targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US aircraft, and RAF surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in north-west Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations.

18/19 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked eighteen targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

The US Department of Defense confirmed that two US Service personnel had suffered fatal injuries in a helicopter accident in Pakistan.

17/18 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft, including F-15E and AC-130 aircraft, engaged some dozen targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations and airborne radio stations broadcast.

16/17 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked twelve targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

15/16 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

 

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft, and USN Tomahawk missiles, attacked twelve targets. RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties. The USAF commenced use of the AC-130 gunship.

Targets included:

A laser-guided bomb regrettably hit a warehouse storing ICRC humanitarian aid supplies.  It would appear the warehouse was in a facility otherwise used by the Taliban for the storage of military equipment.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

14/15 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

US forces engaged seven targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

Leaflets were dropped at a number of locations throughout Afghanistan.

13 October

US DOD map

US and UK forces attacked seventeen targets.  Royal Navy Tomahawk missiles were fired, and RAF aircraft flew combat support missions.  One US bomb regrettably fell in a residential area.

Targets included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

11 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft attacked six targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets included:

A brief operational pause was observed on 12 October.

10/11 October

US DOD brief

UK MOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft, plus USN Tomahawk missiles, attacked seven targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

9/10 October

US DOD press release

US DOD map

US aircraft attacked six targets.  RAF tanker aircraft provided air-to-air refuelling support to US carrier-based aircraft, and RAF reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft flew operational sorties.

Targets hit included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in northern Afghanistan.

8/9 October

US DOD brief

US DOD map

USAF and USN/USMC aircraft and USN Tomahawk missiles attacked 13 targets.

Targets hit included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in southern Afghanistan.

 

7/8 October

US DOD brief

UK MOD brief

US DOD map

US and UK forces commenced military action against Al Qaida and Taliban targets within Afghanistan.   USAF and USN/USMC aircraft bombed and USN warships fired Tomahawk missiles at 30 targets.  Royal Navy submarine-launched Tomahawk missiles were fired at a terrorist site.

Targets hit included:

USAF C-17 transports dropped humanitarian aid to large concentrations of displaced persons in southern Afghanistan.

 

 

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