Syrian War Daily – 17th of June 2018

Hello and welcome to the 458th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham briefly detained two individuals on the road between Al-Jina and Al-Atarib, west of Aleppo. The individuals were detained based on suspicions of being involved in planting improvised explosive devices, and were released once they were found innocent.

Al-Hasakah:

Syrian Democratic Forces captured Al-Nasira and Al-Dashisha from the Islamic State in southern Al-Hasakah governorate.

Approximate situation in southern Al-Hasakah. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Idlib:

Unknown gunmen killed two elements of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on the road between Khan Sheikhoun (Shaykhun) and Al-Habit, south of Idlib.

Improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on the road between Darkush and Ayn al-Zarqa. Reports suggest that three elements of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham were killed and six wounded by the explosion.

Homs:

Islamic State launched an attack against the Syrian Arab Army and allies’ positions in Humaymah and Saed Awaird areas in eastern Homs. According to the reports, the Islamic State targeted a Syrian Arab Army’s convoy in the aforementioned areas with a series of improvised explosive device, while the Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that the group destroyed a tank and another vehicle.

Afghanistan

Afghan National Security Forces and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) are currently engaged in a temporary ceasefire announced by both sides, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. However, it is important to note that occasional violations of the ceasefire and responses to the said violations still take place.

CJTF-OIR:

CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.

Amaq Agency:

Other:

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