Syrian War Daily – 12th of April 2018

Hello and welcome to the 392nd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeted the vicinity of Al-Mitam mosque in the city of Azaz, north of Aleppo. Reports suggest that the explosion wounded between seven and 15 civilians. Similarly, an improvised explosive device reportedly killed three civilians in the city of Manbij.

Seventh batch of Jaysh al-Islam’s elements and their families arrived at Abu al-Zindeen crossing near the city of Al-Bab in northern Aleppo. The batch consisted of 1668 Jaysh al-Islam’s elements and civilians.

Rebel “guerrilla” group Harakat al-Qiyam destroyed a Syrian Democratic Forces’ vehicle in the northern Aleppo region. Al-Qiyam claimed that the explosion killed four elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces, including intelligence chief Azad. Separately, Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly arrested an element of Harakat al-Qiyam.

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Situation in the northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Hama:

Unknown gunmen attacked a checkpoint belonging to the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Nasr (Army of Victory) in Qalaat al-Madiq, northwest of Hama. One element of Jaysh al-Nasr and one gunman were killed in the encounter, while Jaysh al-Nasr arrested the rest of the gunmen.

Damascus:

Russian Military Police entered Douma in the East Ghouta, as a part of the evacuation agreement with Jaysh al-Islam. Syrian Arab News Agency stated that a batch of buses entered Douma, in order to complete the evacuation of Jaysh al-Islam’s elements and their families to Jarabulus.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran Afghan Local Police’s Bakhtar checkpoint in Shirin Tagab district. Afghan Local Police’s commander Babai was killed in the clashes for the checkpoint, while the remaining elements withdrew from the checkpoint.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed two elements of the Afghan Local Police in Almar district. Separately, two elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed during clashes with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qara Sheikhi area of Juma Bazar district, while two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounter.

Jowzjan Province:

Islamic State’s elements clashed between themselves in Derzab district, due to a disagreement on who should replace killed Islamic State’s leader of Jowzjan Province, Qari Hikmat. Mawlavi Habib al-Rahman was chosen as Hikmat’s successor, however, part of the fighters, including foreign fighters from Uzbekistan reject Al-Rahman as their leader. Two Islamic State’s elements from Uzbekistan were reportedly killed in the clashes.

Balkh Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan captured an Afghan National Army’s post in Chahar Bolak district and repelled the latter’s attack on the post. Seven elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and nine wounded in the failed attack. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an assault rifle, a heavy machine gun, three motorcycles, and large quantities of ammunition from the post.

Kunduz Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked two Afghan Local Police’s posts in Imam Sahib district, reportedly killing five and wounding ten elements of the police.

Approximate situation in Kunduz province, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Afganistan Bülteni

Badakhshan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan assassinated Afghan Local Police’s commander, Abdul Qayyum in Arghanj Khwa district.

Kunar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded two elements of the Islamic State in Chapa Dara district.

Kapisa Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nijrab district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan launched several attacks against the Afghan National Army in Nijrab district, killing ten and wounding two soldiers.

Nangarhar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan clashed with the Afghan National Security Forces in Hisarak district. Reports suggest that four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and seven wounded, while one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and another wounded in the clashes. Similarly, two elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and two wounded during clashes with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Bati Kot district.

Islamic State reportedly captured an Afghan Local Police’s commander, during clashes between the two in Chaparhar district.

Approximate situation in Nangarhar province (red = Afghan National Security Forces, blue = Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and yellow = Islamic State), HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Afganistan Bülteni

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan assassinated Afghan National Army’s commander, Mirza Gul and his guard in Jawand district.

Herat Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked Afghan National Army’s convoy in Aziz Abad area of Shindand district. The attack reportedly killed one and wounded three elements of the Afghan National Army.

Ghor Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle near the city of Chaghcharan (Firuzkuh), capital of Ghor Province. The explosion killed one and wounded two elements of the Afghan National Army, as well as Ghor Provincial Council’s member, Muhammad Hashim.

Ghazni Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan launched a large attack against the Afghan National Security Forces in Khwaja Umari district, killing 20 elements, as well as dismantling three posts and capturing the administrative district building and police headquarters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan stated that three of its fighters were killed and four wounded in the attack. However, Afghan National Security Forces, backed by NATO recaptured the lost areas, reportedly killing 45 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Afghan National Police stated that 13 elements were killed and ten wounded in the initial attack. Khwaja Umari district chief and security director of the district, Ali Dost Shams was also killed in the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s attack.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan captured three Afghan National Army’s posts in Muqur district, reportedly killing 17 and wounding 11 soldiers in the process. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were killed and two wounded in the encounter.

Paktika Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle in Omna district.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a fighting position in Bala Buluk district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked Afghan National Army’s convoy in Kal Kala and Ganj Abad areas of Bala Buluk district, killing eight and wounding six soldiers.

Approximate situation in Farah province, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Afganistan Bülteni

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed eight fighting positions in Nad Ali district.

Approximate situation in Helmand province, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Afganistan Bülteni

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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