Syrian War Daily – 14th of July 2018

Hello and welcome to the 485th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Raqqa:

Unknown gunmen opened fire on Syrian Democratic Forces’ elements near the village of Al-Haneda, west of Raqqa. Reports claimed that two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the incident.

Idlib:

Islamic State assassinated a commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Firqat al-Sultan Murad (Sultan Murad Division), Abu Ahmed al-Sanasawi near his house in the city of Al-Dana, north of Idlib. During Al-Sanasawi’s funeral procession, an improvised explosive device exploded on a road in Al-Dana, wounding two civilians.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham conducted operations against the Islamic State’s sleeper cells in the city of Salqin. One element of the Islamic State was killed and several arrested in the operations.

Yekîneyên Parastina Gel’s (People’s Protection Units) ‘Wrath of Olives Operation Room’ stated that two of Faylaq al-Sham’s elements were killed and a vehicle destroyed in an operation conducted by the operations room in the governorate. Full statement by the ‘Wrath of Olives Operation Room’;

“Our forces on the 2018/7/12 another operation against al-Sham Corps and the operation was the targeting of a vehicle carrying two mercenaries of al –Sham Corps noting that the mercenaries participated in the occupation of the city of peace and looted its wealth and insulted its unarmed people and as a result our units monitored the car and detonated and killed all the mercenaries within them whose names are 1 – Ahmed Yasser al-Ali 2 – Tamer Khalid al-Saed and we confirm that we are in every place where there is injustice, especially the areas where the Turkish army and its mercenaries are existing in (Jarablus , Azaz ,al-Bab ,Adlib and Afrin ) How injustice is practiced against our people, the brutal practice of theTurkish occuaption and its gangs we promise who had a hand in the occupation of Afrin and plunder its resources as we promised the greatest is coming. “

Unknown gunmen opened fire on a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s vehicle at the outskirts of Saraqib, killing commander Ibrahim al-Rahaja (Abu Talhat) and wounding another commander known as Abu Mohammed al-Iraqi. Separately, unknown gunmen killed one and wounded one element of the Free Syrian Army’s Liwa al-Taliea in the city of Khan Sheikhoun.

Improvised explosive device targeted a post belonging to the Syrian Salvation Government’s police in the city of Sarmada. According to the reports, one police officer was wounded by the explosion.

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army and allies entered Tell Mutawaq al-Kabir, Tell Mutawaq al-Saghir, and Khirbet al-Surayah in northern Daraa governorate.

Approximate situation in Daraa governorate, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Descifra la Guerra

Al-Suwayda:

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that two improvised explosive devices destroyed a Syrian Arab Army’s vehicle and a motorcycle near Khirbet al-Umbashi in northeastern Al-Suwayda.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

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

Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Chahar Bolak district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed three and wounded four elements of the Afghan National Police, as well as destroyed an armored vehicle in Chonkar area of Shor Tepa district.

Kunduz Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 41 and wounded 11 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three bases in Dasht-e Archi district. Afghan National Security Forces also cleared the villages of Sheikha, Miyakhil, Durarabat, Laghman, Qashlaq, and Sajadi from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s presence, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored vehicle and wounded four soldiers in Khan Abad district.

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

Takhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded 22 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Darqad district.

Kabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that 27 elements of the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police surrendered to the group in Khaki Jabar district.

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 attacked five and overran two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints in Band area of Chaki Wardak district. Ten elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and one arrested, while one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and three wounded in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a DShK heavy machine gun, three PK machine guns, an RPG launcher, a sniper rifle, and five assault rifles from the checkpoints.

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Security Forces arrested 55 individuals suspected of belonging to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Zurmat district.

Herat Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shindand district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 32 and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed five motorcycles in Ajristan, Muqur, Andar, and Ghazni districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s base and two checkpoints in Qeyaq Dara and Ahangar Khel areas of Jaghatu district. Reports claimed that 15 elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and 11 wounded, as well as five vehicles destroyed in the encounters. Three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were also wounded in the encounters.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s base in Kal Kala area of Bala Buluk district, reportedly killing 15 soldiers and forcing the remaining elements to withdraw from the base. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and three wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized three PK machine guns and ten assault rifles from the base.

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

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 31 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed five fighting positions in Daychopan district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Nimruz Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked Afghan National Army’s Zanzir checkpoint in Razi area of Khash Rod district. Nine elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and three wounded, while an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and five assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 22 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nahri Saraj, Musa Qala, and Nad Ali districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that one of the group’s elements, Rahimullah Ubaida conducted an SVBIED operation against an Afghan National Security Forces’ center in Bashran Dasht area of the 4th Police District in Lashkar Gah. According to Al-Emarah News, 37 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and 11 wounded, as well as the center and six armored personnel carriers destroyed in the operation.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan Local Police’s checkpoint in Kala Shamir area of Maywand district. Six elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed and several wounded in the encounter.

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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