Syrian War Daily – 25th of June 2018

Hello and welcome to the 466th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Raqqa:

Unknown gunmen opened fire on a Syrian Democratic Forces’ vehicle on the road between Ayn Issa and Raqqa. Reports suggest that three elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces were wounded in the incident.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device wounded a civilian near a train station in the city of Jisr al-Shughur.

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army and allies are reportedly in full control of Al-Lajat region, after the rebel forces decided to withdraw from the region towards Bosra al-Harir.

Rebel ‘Central Operations Room of the South’ released a statement claiming that its elements damaged a Syrian Arab Air Force’s MiG-23, as the warplane was conducting air raids over Bosra al-Harir. The operations room released an additional statement stating that its elements destroyed a Syrian Arab Army’s BMP with a TOW anti-tank guided missile near the village of Nahata.

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Approximate situation in Daraa governorate, after Al-Lajat region was reportedly captured by the Syrian Arab Army. Source: Global Event Map

Al-Suwayda:

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency released a statement stating that the group launched an attack against the Syrian Arab Army near Bir al-Neama in northeastern Al-Suwayda. According to the agency, nine elements of the Syrian Arab Army were killed and two vehicles destroyed in the attack.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed two fighting positions in Ghormach district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed Afghan National Army’s commander, Haji Sarwar in Arab Aqai area of Pashtun Kot district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic State and destroyed a base in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) district.

Two elements of the Afghan National Army defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan 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:

Two elements of the Afghan National Army surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Mubarak Shah area of Ab Kamari district.

Herat Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed one and wounded three elements of the Afghan National Army in Chisti Sharaf district. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounter.

Ghor Province:

Residents of Zarqan Killi area pledged their allegiance to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The aforementioned area consists of more than 500 families, under the leadership of commander Serwar. The commander reportedly handed over 50 assault rifles, three PK machine guns, and two RPG launchers to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Ghazni Province:

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

Farah Province:

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

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed an Afghan National Army’s foot patrol in Shawal area of Nad Ali district, killing and wounding five soldiers. Separately, an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier in Nari Manda area of Nad Ali 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 one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.

Amaq Agency:

Other:

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