Syrian War Daily – 10th of July 2018

Hello and welcome to the 481st installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (People’s Protection Units) released a press release stating that the group killed 11 elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army and Turkish Armed Forces in Afrin region between 5th and 8th of July. Full press release by the YPG;

On July 5, our forces targeted mercenaries guarding a military base in the area between Jinderes and Atma town in Afrin with sniper rifles. A mercenary was killed.

On July 6, our units ambushed a group of terrorists belonging to the group called Hamza Brigade on the road between Rajo and Afrin, where 3 terrorists were killed.

On July 7, the vehicle of the commander of FSA terrorists’ so-called Elite Unit was stopped in Afrin’s Bilbil district by one of our units. The mercenary called Mohammad al-Souleiman was killed in the action. On the same day our forces detonated a pre-prepared explosive device in one of the checkpoints of the terrorist group called Asafat al-Shimal in Mount Basraya (Jabal Qastal) of Shara district. 2 terrorists called Omar Kanoand Ibrahim Kano, both of whom are from Azaz, have been killed in the operation.

In the evening of July 7, our units carried out another sabotage attack against a Turkish army patrol in Afrin’s Rajo, which killed 2 soldiers.

On July 8, a Turkish terrorist and a Ahrar al-Sharqiyyah mercenary were killed in the bombing action targeting a military convoy which was participating in the combing operation in villages of Afrin’s Mabata district.

With the actions carried out between July 5-8, the number of deaths of Turkish invasion army and its mercenaries has risen to 2515.

Latakia:

Several rebel factions launched a raid against the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the village of Al-Kulz in Jabal Turkman region. According to the reports, 25 elements of the Syrian Arab Army, including eight officers were killed in the raid. The eight killed officers were identified as; Captain Issa Idris, First Lieutenant Fatir Hossam Khaddour, First Lieutenant Alaa Khalid Afrazat, First Lieutenant Ghayath Melhem, Lieutenant Hayan Dalloul, Lieutenant Ali Marwan Ali, Lieutenant Alaa Haboush, and Lieutenant Abdul Hanan al-Sammar.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s Ibaa News Agency stated that the group arrested a Syrian government’s cell in the village of Qah, north of Idlib. The cell reportedly consisted of four individuals, who were gathering information about the group’s headquarters and checkpoints in the area.

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army captured the old Daraa border / customs crossing, Hajjanah Battalion, and Gharaz area at the outskirts of the city of Daraa.

Syrian Arab News Agency stated that rebel elements in Simlin, Kafr Shams, Kafr Nasej, and Aqraba reportedly agreed to reconcile with the Syrian government. The agreement is expected to start tomorrow, with rebel elements handing over their weapons.

Commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Mutaz, Abu Murshid al-Barsan surrendered to the Syrian Arab Army and allies near Tafas.

Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid conducted an SVBIED operation against the Syrian Arab Army and allies in the village of Zayzun. The operation was reported directly by the Islamic State’s Amaq Agency, which stated that the operation was conducted by Abu Zubair al-Ansari, allegedly killing 35 and wounding 15 elements, as well as destroying two tanks and other vehicles.

Approximate situation around the city of Daraa (circled = areas captured today by the Syrian Arab Army). Source: Geroman

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Gurziwan district.

Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 11 and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Chimtal district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan wounded three elements of the Afghan Local Police in Sherak Turkamani area of Nahri Shahi district.

Kunduz Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed an element of the ‘National Directorate of Security’ in Bagh Sharkat area of the city of Kunduz.

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

Nangarhar Province:

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:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran and destroyed an Afghan Local Police’s checkpoint in Sherzi Baba area of Saydabad district. Afghan Local Police’s commander Muhibullah and two other elements of the police were killed, while one element was wounded and another arrested in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a vehicle, a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and six assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 37 and wounded 23 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and three motorcycles in Zana Khan, Muqur, and Andar districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 20 and wounded 28 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Pur Chaman district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked and overran Ahmad Shah’s checkpoint of the Afghan National Army in Garani area of Bala Buluk. Afghan National Army’s commander Ahmad Shah and seven other elements of the army were killed and an armored vehicle destroyed in the encounter. Five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an armored vehicle, two RPG launchers, and three assault rifles from the checkpoint.

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 13 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle in Daychopan and Shinkay district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as destroyed five armored vehicles in an attack in Daycopan district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Marjah district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints and a large area between Yosuf Nika and Wam areas in border area between Maruf and Arghistan districts.

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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