Syrian War Daily – 30th of June 2018

Hello and welcome to the 471st installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Yekîneyên Parastina Gel’s (People’s Protection Units) General Command released a statement claiming that the group killed six elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in Afrin region. Full statement by the YPG‘s General Command:

Our forces continue to target Turkish invasion army elements and the mercenaries with various operations in Afrin within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age.

On June 24, a mercenary of Failaq al-Sham group was assasinated by our fighters on the road between Dewa and Tal Salour villages of Jandaris district.

On June 25, our units carried out another operation targeting mercenaries of Failaq al-Sham in village of Amara of Afrin’s Mabata district. 5 mercenaries were killed while a military vehicle was destroyed as result of the operation.

With the last two operations carried out in Afrin the number of deaths within the Turkish invasion army and its mercenaries has risen to 2.491.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham ended security operations against the Islamic State’s sleeper cells in the city of Sarmin and its surroundings. According to the reports, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham managed to capture all of Islamic State’s headquarters in the area. However, while searching one of the headquarters, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham found bodies of three of its elements, bodies of two elements of the Free Idlib Army, and bodies of three elements belonging to other rebel factions. The killed elements were kidnapped on the road between Al-Mastouma and Idlib on 9th of June by Islamic State’s cells.

Improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one civilian in the eastern part of the city of Maarat al-Numaan.

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army and Russian Military Police entered Ibtaa, Dael, Umm Walad, Al-Ghariyah al-Gharbiyah, Al-Ghariyah al-Sharqiyah, Al-Karak, Al-Musayfirah, Al-Jizah, Al-Sahwah, Bosra al-Sham, and Kahil, after rebels in the aforementioned localities either decided to reconcile or withdraw.

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

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded 12 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Shirin Tagab district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan clashed with the Afghan National Security Forces in Tash Kala and Shesh Tapa areas of Shirin Tagab district, destroying an armored vehicle.

Kunduz Province:

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

Takhar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran a strategic Afghan National Security Forces’ military base in Kamisari area of Dashti Qala district. At least six elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were arrested in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized eight pickups, three Humvees, four vehicles, and 12 motorcycles from the military base.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic State, including commander Salman Orakzai in Achin 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:

Two elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with their weapons in Chaki Wardak district.

Herat Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as seized several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Obe district.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers targeted an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint in Shamalgah area of Farah district. Four elements of the Afghan National Army were reportedly killed in the encounter.

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a base in Khas Urozgan district.

Helmand Province:

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Safari Qarargah area of Arghandab district.

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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