Syrian War Daily – 15th of April 2018

Hello and welcome to the 395th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Ninth 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 3613 Jaysh al-Islam’s elements and civilians.

Unknown explosion targeted a camp for internally displaced persons near the city of Azaz in northern Aleppo. Reports suggest that the explosion killed one and wounded five civilians. Three of the five wounded civilians were transferred to Turkey for treatment.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham launched a large attack against Jabhat Tahrir Suriya (Ahrar al-Sham and Harakat Nour al-Deen al-Zenki) in southern Idlib. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s Ibaa News Agency reported capture of Al-Sheikh Mustafa, Muqah, Kafr Ayn, Maar Tamater, Jabala, Maar Zita, Kafr Sajna, Rakaya Sajna, Hish, Sahiyan, Al-Sheikh Dams, Kafr Masada, Madaya, Al-Amiriyah. Khan Shaykhun, Tell Aas, and Morek. Jabhat Tahrir Suriya and Suqour al-Sham repelled attack on Maarat al-Numaan and destroyed a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s technical with an anti-tank guided missile. Several unconfirmed reports state that Jabhat Tahrir Suriya recovered Khan Shaykhun and Morek from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, after the latter briefly captured the two localities, however, these reports should be taken with a grain of salt for now.

Faylaq al-Sham’s official, Omar Hudhayfah, who was mediating between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Jabhat Tahrir Suriya, accused the former of failing to reach an agreement with the latter and breaking ceasefire established between the two groups.

Approximate situation in Idlib governorate, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Tomasz Rolbiecki

Homs:

Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces launched an attack against rebel positions in the Northern Homs pocket, reportedly capturing Salim, Al-Hamrat, and Jabal al-Jin in the pocket. Several reports claimed that rebel forces destroyed three tanks and a vehicle, as well as damaged a BMP on Al-Qantara, Al-Hamrat, Salim, and Al-Amiriyah fronts.

Approximate situation in the Northern Homs pocket. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Damascus:

Islamic State’s elements in Al-Yarmouk camp shelled Al-Tadamon neighborhood, south of Damascus. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, one civilian was killed and nine wounded by the shelling.

Approximate situation south of Damascus. Source: Peto Lucem

Daraa:

Improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one civilian on the road between Shara and Karim villages in Al-Lajat region.

Iraq

Salah al-Deen:

Islamic State ambushed elements of Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) in Asdira area of Al-Shirqat. Islamic State’s Amaq Agency claimed that 17 elements of Al-Hashd al-Shaabi were killed and 30 wounded, as well as seven vehicles destroyed in the ambush.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints in Khair Abad area of Dawlat Abad district. Six elements of the Afghan National Army were reportedly killed in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized two PK machine guns, two RPG launchers, two assault rifles, and large quantities of ammunition from the checkpoints.

Jowzjan Province:

Afghan Air Force and NATO conducted air raids over the Islamic State’s positions in Derzab district. According to the reports, the air raids killed 20 elements of the Islamic State, including commander named Yousef.

Islamic State’s commander, Mohammad Nabi surrendered to the Afghan National Army in Derzab district.

Kunduz Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qalay-I-Zal district.

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

Baghlan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Dushi district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Army’s vehicle in Dushi district, reportedly killing commander Hasan Kishmi and his guard.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one element of the Afghan National Army in Pul-e Khomri district.

Sar-e Pol Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan raided Afghan National Army’s positions in Tabar area of Sangcharak district. Afghan National Army’s commander Hafiz Gurgurk and ten elements of the army were reportedly killed and another three wounded in the raid. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an RPG launcher and five assault rifles from the killed elements.

Kapisa Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan launched several attacks against the Afghan National Army in Nijrab district. Reports suggest that 13 elements of the Afghan National Army were killed in the attacks. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun and large quantities of ammunition from the encounters.

Nangarhar Province:

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

Logar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Army’s convoy in the city of Pol-e Alam, capital of Logar Province. Two elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and a vehicle destroyed in the attack.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Charkh district.

Farah Province:

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 15 and wounded 27 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two bases and several weapons depots in Khas Urozgan and Tarinkot districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Mizan district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Garmsir district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Army’s convoy in Wam area of Arghistan district, while the convoy was on its way towards Muhammad Aka checkpoint. Three elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and five wounded, as well as four vehicles destroyed, while one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and another wounded in the encounter.

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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