Syrian War Daily – 6th of June 2018

Hello and welcome to the 447th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Syrian Democratic Forces’ Manbij Military Council released a statement regarding the withdrawal of Yekîneyên Parastina Gel’s (People’s Protection Units) military advisers from the city of Manbij. Some excerpts of the statement include;

We in the MMC and after the announcement of its formation on April 4, 2016 started preparing for a military campaign to liberate Manbij city and its countryside. It is the campaign that began on the first of June 2016 against IS mercenaries. We have asked YPG and the International Coalition to support and participate in the expulsion of IS from the city and liberating the civilians.

With the support of the International Coalition, the MMC and YPG managed to liberate the city on August 15, 2016 so that thousands of people could return to their city after security and services were provided.

But we, in MMC, continued to complete the construction of our institutions and the organization of our structure to protect the city. Therefore, at our request, a group of military trainers in the ranks of YPG stayed in Manbij as military advisers to assist MMC in training field, and that in coordination and the consent of the International Coalition.

We in the MMC thank YPG and the military advisers for their support provided to the council. We also thank the International Coalition forces, and we salute the sacrifices that have been made to liberate the city from IS terrorism.

We, in the MMC, confirm that we are capable of preserving the security of Manbij and its borders against any external threats. Turkey tries to impose its policies on the area and ignores the security and stability of Manbij in addition to the chaos that is being witnessed in the areas that it occupies in northern Syria.

Raqqa:

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device wounded an element of the Syrian Democratic Forces at Al-Banourama checkpoint near the new bridge in the southern part of Raqqa city.

Idlib:

Syrian Arab Air Force conducted air raids over Urm al-Jawz, Ariha, Qastoun, and Al-Bahiriyah. Reports suggest that two civilians were killed and several wounded by the air raids over Ariha.

Unknown gunmen killed two civilians in the village of Al-Nairab, south of Sarmin.

Unknown gunmen assassinated Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s foreign commander, Muhammad Abu Abdullah (from Saudi Arabia) east of Maarat al-Numaan.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham conducted operations against an Islamic State’s cell near the city of Salqin, engaging the cell in a nearby camp. One element of the Islamic State was killed and another arrested in the encounter.

Homs:

Unknown gunmen attacked positions of Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir’s (National Liberation Front) Al-Jaysh al-Thani (2nd Army) in Al-Hakoura area. The gunmen reportedly killed five and wounded six elements of Al-Jaysh al-Thani.

Daraa:

Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashair arrested three elements of the Islamic State in Al-Ghariyah al-Sharqiyah, as they were attempting to cross from Al-Suwayda governorate to the Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid-held areas in southwestern Daraa governorate. The arrested elements were handed over to the ‘House of Justice in Houran’, after the initial investigation was concluded.

Unknown gunmen killed member of Tell Shehab’s reconciliation committee Zakariya al-Omayyan, three days after he was kidnapped in Dael. Al-Omayyan’s body was found on the military road between Tell Shihab and Nassib.

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Situation in Daraa governorate. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 12 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Dawlat Abad district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed 12 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces and destroyed two supply trucks in Dawlat Abad district.

Balkh Province:

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

Kunduz Province:

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

Takhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Dashti Qala district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that more than 17 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and 11 wounded, during clashes in Dashti Qala district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two vehicles in Khogyani 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 launched a large attack against the Afghan National Army’s positions in Qarchaga area of Qadis district, overrunning a military base and three checkpoints. Ten elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an armored personnel carrier, four PK machine guns, and six assault rifles from the captured base and checkpoints.

Herat Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s sniper killed an element of the Afghan National Army in Chehal Dukhtar area of Rabat-e Sangi district.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed an Afghan Local Police’s convoy in Tajag area of Farah district. Four elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed, three wounded, and three vehicles destroyed in the ambush.

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

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle and killed three soldiers in Mughlaizo area of Qalat district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s post in Khwaja Baba Ghondi area of Nawa-I-Barakzayi district. Five elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and two wounded, while one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and two wounded in the encounter.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Police in Nawa-I-Barakzayi district.

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

Kandahar Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Esmat Mandi area of Spin Boldak district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier in Safari Qarargah area of Arghandab district. Similarly, an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle in Seyah Sang Dara area of Arghandab 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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