Syrian War Daily – 27th of June 2018

Hello and welcome to the 468th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices exploded in the city of Afrin. The first explosion took place in Al-Faylat neighborhood next to Dirsem hospital, while the second explosion occurred near Kawa Haddad roundabout. Reports suggest that more than 13 civilians were killed and several dozens wounded by the two explosions.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle of Faylaq al-Sham on the road between Arab Saeid and Maureen, west of Idlib. The explosion killed Faylaq al-Sham’s commander Abdullah Batal.

Homs:

Improvised explosive device killed a former commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Tawhid, Mahmoud Hamadeh and an element of the Syrian Arab Army, as well as wounded four soldiers. The incident occurred as the individuals were attempting to defuse an improvised explosive device in the village of Salma, north of Homs.

Deir al-Zour:

General Command of the Syrian Arab Armed Forces issued a statement about the armed forces fully capturing desertous areas in Deir al-Zour governorate from the Islamic State. According to the statement, the Syrian Arab Armed Forces cleared around 5800 square kilometers (2239 square miles) from the Islamic State.

Approximate situation in Deir al-Zour and Homs governorates after the Islamic State’s presence was reportedly removed from desertous areas in the governorates. Source: Suriyak

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army and allies captured Nahata and Sama al-Hunaydat from the rebel factions, northeast of Daraa city.

Demonstrations against rebel factions were held in the city of Ibta, calling on rebel fighters to evacuate the locality. The demonstrators also reportedly raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic.

Approximate situation in Daraa governorate. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 26 and wounded 25 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed three motorcycles and several fighting positions in Shirin Tagab and Ghormach districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. One of the 26 killed elements was Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s commander, Qari Zia. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed seven and wounded nine elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Islam Kala area of Shirin Tagab district.

Nuristan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded three elements of the Islamic State in Want and Aygal districts.

Kunar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan conducted large-scale operations against the Islamic State in Chapa Dara district, reportedly overrunning seven of the latter’s posts. Nine elements of the Islamic State were killed in the encounters.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic State in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan Local Police’s checkpoint in Garhso Khor area of Surkh Rod district. Three elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed and four wounded, while an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a pickup, a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and four assault rifles from the checkpoint.

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’s Al-Emarah News stated that the Afghan National Security Forces retreated from seven checkpoints in Ab Gamrak area of Ghormach district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly captured the checkpoints after the retreat.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle in Nawa and Ghazni districts.

Paktika Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan assassinated Afghan Local Police’s commander, Khangi and another element of the local police in Musa Khel area of Yusuf Khel district. Similarly, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan assassinated the head of Jani Khel district, Neam in Balo Khel area of Khair Kot district.

16 elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Wazakhwa district.

Farah Province:

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

Urozgan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed one and wounded one element of the Afghan National Army in Shah Mansour and Soli areas of Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

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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