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Unknown gunmen killed an element of the Syrian Salvation Government’s police at the entrance to the village of Ain Shaib, west of Idlib.
Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device killed one and wounded three civilians in the city of Kafr Nabl (Kafranbel).
Unknown gunmen killed a former member of Al-Hara’s reconciliation committee, Dr. Musa Qanbas in front of his clinic in Al-Hara. Qanbas was reportedly shot four times in the chest.
Situation in Daraa governorate. Source: Syrian Civil War Map
Syrian Arab Army and the Islamic State clashed in and around Bir al-Awra and Suh al-Majdi areas, after the former made progress against the latter in the aforementioned areas.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) killed two and wounded six elements of the Afghan National Army in Sar Hawz area of Pashtun Kot district. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed in the encounter.
Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Jurm district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group seized and destroyed three Afghan National Security Forces’ posts in Jurm district, killing 23 and wounding ten elements.
Sar-e Pol Province:
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints in Sar-e Pol district, killing five and wounding nine soldiers in the process. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an RPG launcher and an assault rifle from the checkpoints.
Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic State and destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Achin district.
Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed an Afghan Local Police’s commander and three other elements of the local police in Rodat 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
Maidan Wardak Province:
Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle in Nirkh district.
Afghan National Security Forces killed 34 and wounded nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three vehicles and 16 motorcycles in Muqur and Andar districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group seized two bases and six posts in Muqur district, killing 22 elements of the Afghan Local Police in the process.
Afghan National Security Forces killed 11 and wounded 19 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Pur Chaman district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group launched a large attack against the Afghan National Security Forces in Larwn Bazar and Tangi areas of Pur Chaman district, killing at least 25 elements in the process. According to Al-Emarah News, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan captured nine checkpoints, eight defense lines, as well as Larwn Bazar, Sadar Bath, Dasht Ghla, Dahanga, Da Tarkan, Da Shanba, Khanba, Dara Malkan, Maidan Rez, Kharmashak, and Malgan Killi areas of Pur Chaman district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed a group of Afghan National Police’s elements in Muhammad Abad area of Pusht Koh district, killing two and wounding one policeman.
Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Naw Bahar district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier and killed eight soldiers in Barazgan area of Shah Joy district. Similarly, four elements of the Afghan National Army were killed by an improvised explosive device in Daychopan district.
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