Syrian War Daily – 28th of May 2018

Hello and welcome to the 438th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Free Syrian Army’s Ahrar al-Sharqiya reached a peace agreement with Al-Waki family in the city of Al-Bab, after two sides clashed on the 6th of May in the city, until Al-Jaysh al-Watani al-Suri’s (Syrian National Army) Faylaq al-Thalith (Third Corps/Legion) separated the two sides. According to the agreement, Ahrar al-Sharqiya’s commander, Abu Juma is prohibited from entering Al-Bab, since he sent military reinforcements to the city and closed all of the entrances. Ahrar al-Sharqiya is required to hand over houses and farms seized by the group to its original owners, as well as monetary compensate families of individuals killed during the clashes in Al-Bab. Ahrar al-Sharqiya is also not allowed to organize military convoys in the city, and will evacuate its headquarters if requested by another faction.

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Situation in northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Latakia:

Syrian Arab Army destroyed a Faylaq al-Sham’s vehicle with a Kornet anti-tank guided missile. Five elements of Faylaq al-Sham were killed in the explosion.

Idlib:

Several Free Syrian Army’s factions formed a new military body, Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front). Major factions that are part of the new body are; Faylaq al-Sham (Sham Legion), Free Idlib Army, 1st Coastal Division, 2nd Coastal Division, 1st Infantry Division, Al-Jaysh al-Thani (2nd Army), Jaysh al-Nasr (Army of Victory), Jaysh al-Nukhba (Elite Army), Shuhada al-Islam Darayya, Al-Firqat 23, and Liwa al-Huriya.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham conducted security operations against the Islamic State’s sleeper cells in the cities of Idlib, Sarmada, and Al-Dana. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham also reportedly imposed a temporary curfew in Al-Dana, as the group was conducting the operations. Reports suggest that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham closed roads leading to Salqin and arrested more than 20 individuals from Al-Yarmouk camp in southern Damascus, on the charges of belonging to the Islamic State.

Daraa:

Free Syrian Army’s commander of Liwa al-Shahid Ahmad al-Awad was killed in clashes with the Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid, as the latter was attempting to infiltrate an area between Nawa and Al-Sheikh Saed.

Free Syrian Army’s Quwa Shabab al-Sunnah arrested eight elements of the Islamic State in the village of Samad, as the latter’s elements attempted to cross rebel-held territory from the areas under the control of the Syrian Arab Army to the areas under the control of the Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid. The arrested elements were recently evacuated from southern Damascus to desertous area between Homs and Deir al-Zour governorates. This is the 4th group of Islamic State’s elements who were arrested by the rebels in the past few days, as they tried to reach Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid-held territory.

Royal Jordanian Army arrested two individuals who were illegally trying to enter Syria through Jordan. Reports suggest that the arrested individuals attempted to join the Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid in southwestern Daraa.

Free Syrian Army’s Liwa Sayf al-Haqq stormed Al-Bashir college in the city of Nawa, and opened fire on students and teachers, wounding one individual. Reports suggest that Liwa Sayf al-Haqq stormed the college because the president of the college refused to comply with the faction’s demands and pay an unknown amount of money for the usage of the college’s building. Liwa Sayf al-Haqq previously operated headquarters in the current building of Al-Bashir college.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as seized a vehicle and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Shirin Tagab district.

Jowzjan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Islamic State in Derzab district.

Kunduz Province:

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

Takhar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed four elements of the Afghan Local Police in Yangi Qala district. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounter. Similarly, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed three elements of the Afghan Local Police in Khwaja Ghar district.

Parwan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News claimed that four elements of the United States Army were killed and wounded, when their armored vehicle was targeted by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive devices in Bagram district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 11 and wounded two elements of the Islamic State in Chaparhar district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed Afghan Local Police’s elements in Momand Dara district. Four elements of the Afghan Local Police were wounded in the ambush. Separately, an element of the Afghan Local Police was wounded when the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked a post in Hisarak district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Ghani Khel 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

Paktia Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed a group of Afghan Local Police’s elements in Ahmad Khel district. Three elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed and one wounded in the ambush. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized two assault rifles and a vehicle from the killed elements.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan Ministry of Defense stated that the Afghan National Security Forces conducted cleaning operations against the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Ajristan district, killing 29 elements of the group.

Paktika Province:

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

Afghan Local Police’s element defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khair Kot 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 14 and wounded 11 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two vehicles in Chora district.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint in Daychopan district, reportedly killing 11 elements in the process, and forcing the remaining elements to withdraw from the checkpoint. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were killed in the encounter.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 15 and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nad Ali and Jerashk 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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