Air Strikes in Afghanistan

A US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle on May 20 dropped 2,000-pound GBU-31 and 500-pound GBU-38 joint direct attack munitions on enemy combatants fighting friendly forces in Asadabad, Afghanistan, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials in a May 21 release from Southwest Asia. And, on the same day, in Lwara, USAF A-10s and F-15Es struck enemy combatants using laser-guided GBU-12 Paveway II and GBU-31 munitions and an unidentified 500-pound bomb. Joint terminal attack controllers deemed the strikes successful.