Syrian War Daily – 7th of December 2017

Hello and welcome to the 268th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Free Syrian Army’s Liwa al-Shamal arrested Islamic State’s official known as Abu Maryam, at Aoun al-Datat checkpoint located between Jarabulus and SDF-held Manbij. Deputy leader of Liwa al-Shamal, Abu al-Farouq stated that Abu Maryam was arrested while trying to enter Jarabulus and then Turkey from SDF-held territory. Abu Maryam is a well-known IS’ official, previously responsible for Al-Hisbah forces in Deir al-Zour.

Raqqa:

Two left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive devices killed three civilians in the city of Raqqa. The first incident occurred in Al-Jama district killing a civilian in front of his house, while the second incident occurred in Al-Dareea district, killing two civilians.

Hama:

Islamic State took control of seven villages from the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in Al-Seen subdistrict, northern Hama. Islamic State captured Abu Hayy, Rasm al-Karasi, Rasm al-Hamam, Anbaz, Abu Ajwah, Rasm al-Ahmar, and Abu Khanadiq.

Islamic State ambushed Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s fighters in Al-Hawis village, reportedly killing around 30 of the latter’s fighters.

Situation in the northern Hama, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Step News Agency

Damascus:

Ahrar al-Sham repelled Syrian Arab Army and Syrian Republican Guard’s attack on its positions in the ‘Army Armored Vehicle Base’ in Harasta. Ahrar al-Sham’s spokesman for the East Ghouta, Mundhir Fares stated that at least seven SAA‘s soldiers were killed in the failed attack.

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery targeted Jisreen, Harasta and Ain Terma in the East Ghouta. Reports suggest that the shelling of Jisreen killed a civilian and caused significant material damage.

Rebel Jabal al-Sheikh operations room repelled Syrian Arab Army’s incursion attempt in Tell al-Baradiyah’s vicinity. Member of the media office in the operations room, Abu al-Yaman said that the rebels destroyed SAA‘s tank on Tell al-Baradiyah. Al-Yaman also added that Tell Shihab is currently no man’s land, with both sides having fire control over it.

Approximate situation in Beit Jinn pocket. Source: FSA News

Daraa:

Islamic State-linked Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid executed four individuals in Tasil, on the charges of belonging to the Free Syrian Army.

Iraq

Diyala:

Islamic State’s improvised explosive device reportedly destroyed Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) vehicle in Al-Lahib village, near Muqdadiyah.

Afghanistan

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) sniper killed Afghan National Army’s soldier in Murghab district.

Laghman Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed a fighter of the Afghan militia in Mihtarlam district. IEA fighters wounded the militia fighter and seized his motorcycle.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 11 fighters of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Achin district. Furthermore, Afghan National Security Forces’ operations in Achin district also resulted in death of six Islamic State’s fighters and injury of additional three, as well as in destruction of a vehicle and two IS’ positions.

Maidan Wardak Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted Afghan National Army in Saydabad district. The explosion killed one soldier and wounded another one.

Logar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed Afghan National Army in Badkhoab directorate, killing one soldier and wounding several others.

Afghan National Army’s soldier surrendered himself to the fighters of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Baraki Barak district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces conducted operations against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qarabagh district. The operations resulted in death of five IEA fighters, injury of additional three and destruction of eight vehicles and eight motorcycles.

Afghan National Security Forces found a large factory for improvised explosive devices, used by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in the province. Security Forces seized several dozens of improvised explosive devices, as well as a rocket launcher and large quantities of ammunition.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan launched an attack against Afghan National Security Forces’ positions in Deh Yak district. The attack reportedly resulted in destruction of two armored vehicles.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted Afghan National Army in Karh Bagh directorate, killing one soldier.

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Security Forces’ operations in Zurmat district resulted in death of three fighters of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destruction of a vehicle.

Khost Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed three Afghan National Army’s soldiers in Musakhel district. Another IEA‘s improvised explosive device targeted Afghan National Police, killing one and wounding one policeman.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan raided two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints in Nawzad district, forcing the latter to flee from the area. After the ANA‘s elements fled the area, IEA asserted control over the two checkpoints.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Police and two soldiers of the Afghan National Army in Jerash directorate and Nahri Saraj district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted Afghan National Army’s foot patrol in Nahri Saraj district, killing one soldier.

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces destroyed Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s weapons depot in Shah Wali Kot district.

CJTF-OIR:

CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now two strikes reports will be published each week, on Mondays and Fridays.

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