Syrian War Daily – 19th of May 2018

Hello and welcome to the 429th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Left over YPG‘s improvised explosive device reportedly wounded five civilians in the village of Haj Qassem. Reports suggest that two civilians were seriously wounded and transferred to a hospital in Hatay, Turkey.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham publicly executed four individuals at Idlib city’s Clock Square, on the charges of being involved in assassinations and improvised explosive device attacks. The individuals were arrested several days ago in Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s raids in Maarat Misreen and nearby localities. Reports suggest that the individuals were part of a Syrian government’s cell. The executed individuals were identified as; Abdul Aziz Radwan, Hamdi Yazji, Thaer Salam Aleik, and Hossam Al-Kanj.

Unknown gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s checkpoint in the northern part of Idlib city, reportedly killing five elements. Similarly, unknown gunmen opened fire on a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s checkpoint in the village of Al-Zainiyah, killing two and wounding two elements. Separately, unknown gunmen threw a grenade at an Ahrar al-Sham’s checkpoint near the village of Ain al-Hamra, without information about casualties.

Improvised explosive device killed two elements of the Free Syrian Army’s Free Idlib Army in the city of Khan Sheikhoun.

Hama:

Saraya al-Jihad released a statement claiming responsibility for the yesterday’s explosions that targeted Hama Military Airport. According to the statement, Saraya al-Jihad’s elements infiltrated the airport and planted improvised explosive devices, which targeted ammunition caches containing explosive materials. Saraya al-Jihad also claimed that 50 elements of the Syrian Arab Army and allied militias were killed by the explosions.

Deir al-Zour:

Unknown gunmen killed one of the founders of the National Defense Forces, Saleh Medoud al-Mouh near his house in the city of Al-Bulil, east of Deir al-Zour.

Damascus:

Syrian Arab Army and the Islamic State reportedly reached a temporary ceasefire in Al-Hajar al-Aswad and Al-Yarmouk camp, south of Damascus.

Situation in southern Damascus. Source: Suriyak

Quneira:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelled Jubata al-Khashab, north of Quneitra. Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets) stated that one of its elements was killed, as well as two civilians wounded by the shelling.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint in Nahrein area of Qaysar district. Afghan National Army’s commander, Hamidullah and four elements of the army were killed in the encounter, while the remaining elements withdrew from the checkpoint. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an armored vehicle, a DShK heavy machine gun, a PK machine gun, and three assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Kunduz Province:

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

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and arrested six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Bati Kot district.

Three explosions targeted a sports field near Bahsoud bridge in the northeastern part of Jalalabad city. The explosions occurred during a cricket tournament, killing nine and wounding 43 civilians.

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:

Afghan National Security Forces arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and seized a vehicle in Baraki Barak district.

Khost Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Sabari district.

Daykundi Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran eight Afghan National Security Forces’ centers and two posts in Ajristan district, after a large-scale operation which started yesterday. At least three elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, an assault rifle, four motorcycles, and large quantities of ammunition from the centers and posts. Clashes between the two still continue around the district’s administration center and Afghan National Police’s headquarters.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 28 and wounded 18 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khogyani and Ajristan districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces destroyed two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices and ten improvised explosive devices in the 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 two and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a base in Charchino district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed seven elements of the Afghan National Army and two elements of the Afghan Local Police in Nad Ali and Nawa-I-Barakzayi districts.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces withdrew from an important base in Salsun area of Maruf district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan captured the base and surrounding area after the withdrawal. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized two armored personnel carriers from the base.

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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