Syrian War Daily – 8th of July 2018

Hello and welcome to the 479th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Improvised explosive device exploded near a market in the city of Qabasin, northeast of Aleppo. Reports suggest that three civilians were killed and 14 wounded in the incident.

Idlib:

Ten elements of Hurras al-Deen were killed when they entered a minefield near the village of Sarja. The elements were preparing to launch an attack against the Syrian Arab Army when they entered the minefield.

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that an improvised explosive device killed a commander of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on the road between Jisr al-Shughur and Darkoush.

Improvised explosive device wounded four civilians on the road between Jisr al-Shughur and Al-Qadiriyah.

Damascus:

Islamic State’s improvised explosive device reportedly destroyed a Syrian Arab Army’s vehicle in Tell Dakwa area, east of Damascus.

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army captured Nassib, Umm Mayatheen, Taybeh, Tell Dahdah and Daraa Air Defense Base in southern Daraa from rebel factions. After today’s advances, the Syrian Arab Army reportedly imposed a siege on rebel-held parts of the city of Daraa.

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

Al-Suwayda:

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that the group conducted an attack against the Syrian Arab Army at Tell al-Habariyah, reportedly killing nine soldiers.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 12 and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed ten motorcycles in Almar district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Security Forces’ convoy in Shairang area of Almar district, killing ten and wounding 12 elements, as well as destroying three vehicles.

Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 22, wounded 17, and arrested seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Chimtal and Chahar Bolak districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Kunduz Province:

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

Samangan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group cleared Baghal Shakaf, Niman, Tabchaq, Baghal Qazal, Sarkha Gawsh, and Daikundi areas of Darah Sof Payan and Hazrat Sultan districts from the Afghan National Security Forces.

Baghlan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles in Dahana-I-Ghuri districts.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded seven elements of the Islamic State in Khogyani and Achin districts.

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

Paktia Province:

12 elements of the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Lazha Mangal district.

Badghis Province:

Two elements of the Afghan National Army and an element of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with their weapons in Murghab and Qadis districts.

Ghor Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed four motorcycles in Shahrak and Du Layna districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan carried out coordinated attacks against the Afghan National Security Forces’ positions in Shajoy area of Du Layna district, reportedly overrunning the aforementioned area. Five elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed, four wounded, and six arrested in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a pickup, a DShK heavy machine gun, four assault rifles, and large quantities of ammunition from the encounter.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 56 and wounded 17 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two vehicles and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Muqur and Ghazni districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked Afghan National Security Forces’ convoys in Rehmani Kala, Khomaro, Mango, and Jamjama areas of Muqur districts, killing six and wounding 11 elements in the process.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles in Bala Buluk district.

Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan infiltrated and overran an Afghan National Police’s checkpoint in Dehak area of Farah district. The infiltrators killed four elements of the police and seized two PK machine guns, two RPG launchers, and three assault rifles.

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

Urozgan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Security Forces’ convoy in Pye Nawa area of Tarinkot district, killing seven elements, including commander Shawali in the process. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was wounded in the encounter.

Nimruz Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran Afghan National Army’s Zanzir checkpoint in Razi area of Khash Rod district. Four elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and three wounded, as well as two armored personnel carriers destroyed in the encounter. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was also wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an RPG launcher and two assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Helmand Province:

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded 15 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khakrez district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Narghal area of Arghistan district. Separately, two elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed by an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device in Seydano Kalachi 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:

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