Syrian War Daily – 11th of June 2018

Hello and welcome to the 452nd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Free Syrian Army’s Al-Jabhat al-Shamiyah (Levant Front) conducted security operations in the city of Maabatli, targeting cells of the Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (People’s Protection Units). Reports suggest that Al-Jabhat al-Shamiyah arrested 32 individuals allegedly involved with the Yekîneyên Parastina Gel during the operations.

Al-Jaysh al-Watani al-Suri (Syrian National Army) arrested two Palestinian elements of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, who attempted to enter Afrin region through Jindires checkpoint. The two arrested elements reportedly had pistols with silencers and several improvised explosive devices.

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle of the Syrian Democratic Forces near Al-Liwa 93 (93rd Brigade), right next to the village of Ayn Issa. The explosion reportedly killed two and wounded one element of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Two left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive devices killed three civilians in the city of Raqqa.

Al-Hasakah:

Syrian Arab News Agency claimed that the CJTF-OIR‘s airstrikes over the village of Khuwaibirah killed 18 refugees from Iraq.

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Approximate situation in southern Al-Hasaskah governorate. Source: Emmanuel

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device killed two civilians near the city of Al-Tamanah, south of Idlib. Similarly, a civilian was wounded by an improvised explosive device in the village of Al-Dana, north of Idlib.

Unknown gunmen on a motorcycle killed a civilian in the village of Deir al-Sharqi near the city of Maarat al-Numaan.

Hama:

Abu Amara Special Task Brigade stated that its improvised explosive device destroyed a National Defense Forces’ vehicle on the road between Al-Suqaylabiyah and Qalaat al-Madiq, without providing additional information regarding the event due to security reasons.

Damascus:

Syrian Arab Army’s ammunition cache exploded in the city of Al-Qutayfah, northeast of Damascus. The cache reportedly exploded due to high temperatures.

Daraa:

Free Syrian Army’s Liwa Ansar al-Sharia announced its separation from Tajammu al-Wiyat al-Omari and its joining of Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashair. Liwa Ansar al-Sharia reportedly left Tajammu al-Wiyat al-Omari as the group did not give salaries to its fighters for more than a year and a half, Tajammu al-Wiyat al-Omari also reportedly suspended its ammunition deliveries to the group. Liwa Ansar al-Sharia joined Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashair, after the latter provided the group with weapons, ammunition, and money at the former’s request.

Free Syrian Army’s Al-Wiyat Saif al-Sham ‘froze’ the status of its commander, Khalil al-Zaraoua and issued a warrant for his arrest due to the commanders alleged collaboration with the Syrian government. Al-Wiyat Saif al-Sham decided to take the aforestated actions against its commander, after launching a security operation against the Syrian government’s cells in Daraa and Quneitra governorates, who allegedly mentioned Al-Zaraoua’s name during interrogations. Al-Zaraoua reportedly surrendered to the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Thawra, in order to give his input regarding the alleged cooperation and collaboration with the Syrian government.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two, wounded three, and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Dawlat Abad and Pashtun Kot districts.

Jowzjan Province:

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

Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, including commander Mullah Mohammad Nour in Chahar Bolak district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s commander/figure, Mullah Raz Mohammad was wounded in the same encounter.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized two Afghan Local Police’s post and captured a large area in Chahar Bolak district, according to the group’s Al-Emarah News.

Kunduz Province:

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

Kabul Province:

Suicide attack targeted the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development’s building in the city of Kabul. According to the Kabul Police, 12 civilians were killed and around 20 wounded by the explosion. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle, killing and wounding four soldiers in the city of Kabul.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 13 and arrested three elements of the Islamic State, as well as seized several weapons depots and ammunition caches 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 arrested two elements of the Afghan Local Police in Chushma Dozak area of Sang Atish district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 13 and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three vehicles in Andar, Zana Khan, and Ghazni districts.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group attacked Afghan National Security Forces’ elements, who arrived in Pur Chaman district in order to recapture the district from the group. According to Al-Emarah News, 17 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and several wounded, as well as an armored vehicle and two vehicles destroyed in the attack.

Afghan National Army’s element surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with his weapon in Shewan area of Bala Buluk district.

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Deh Rawud district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Marjah district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan Local Police’s checkpoint in Namro area of Nawa-I-Barakzayi district. Ten elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed and two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and three assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed seven elements of the Afghan National Police in Lashkar Gah and Nad Ali districts. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounters.

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

CJTF-OIR:

Between the 1st and the 11th of June 2018 CJTF-OIR has conducted 132 strikes in Syria. CJTF-OIR‘s main focus in Syria at the moment is Deir al-Zour-Albu Kamal region where they did 90 strikes supporting SDF‘s operations against IS destroying an IS tunnel, five IS held-buildings, six IS fighting positions, three IS command and control centers, an IS logistics hub, 13 IS vehicles, an IS line of communication, an IS tactical vehicle, six IS supply routes, and two IS watercrafts.

Other area where 42 strikes occurred is Al-Shadaddi, destroying six IS command and control centers, 20 IS-held buildings, two IS vehicle-borne IEDs, four IS vehicles, 16 IS fighting positions,five IS logistics hub, an IS heavy machine gun, four IS supply route, an IS line of communication, an IS supply cache, an IS tactical vehicle, and an IS weapon. Full report on CJTF-OIR strikes conducted in both Syria & Iraq can be found here.

Amaq Agency:

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