More bombs was dropped by the US in Afghanistan last month than any time since 2010: Air Force

According to the Air Force, the U.S. dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in September than it has ever since October 2010.

More bombs was dropped by the US in Afghanistan last month than any time since 2010: Air Force

As part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and International Security Assistance, 948 weapons were released in the Middle East country last month, the branch said in an unclassified airpower statistics report dated Sept. 30. According to a separate March 2013 data study, the Air Force dropped 1,043 bombs in October 2010.

The Air Force in August dropped 783 bombs, which had previously been the most munitions dropped in a month since November 2018, when 841 bombs were deployed.

More bombs was dropped by the US in Afghanistan last month than any time since 2010: Air Force

So far this year, combined forces have conducted more sorties, or attacks, with at least one weapon release than they had since 2012 -- 1,838 sorties compared to 1,974 in 2012, according to the reports.

The U.S. has released 5,431 bombs in both manned missions and drone strikes so far this year, compared to 7,362 munitions last year -- meaning the branch could be on track to match that number or possibly surpass it this year.

In 2018, the Air Force released more weapons than it had since 2011, dropping 7,362 combined munitions, according to Air Force data.

More bombs was dropped by the US in Afghanistan last month than any time since 2010: Air Force

Monday was the 18th anniversary of the first U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan.

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