Syrian War Daily – 22nd of July 2018

Hello and welcome to the 493rd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Hama:

Second batch of rebel elements and their families were evacuated from Daraa and Al-Quneitra governorates and arrived at Morek in northern Hama through Qalaat al-Madiq crossing in western Hama. The batch reportedly consisted of around 2600 rebel elements and civilians, who will be transferred to camps for internally displaced persons in Aleppo and Idlib governorates. However, the batch was blocked for several hours at the western entrance to the city of Homs by the IRGC-affiliated Asaib Ahl al-Haq and Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas militias.

Israeli Air Force fired several missiles towards a Syrian government’s research center north of Masyaf city. Syrian Arab News Agency confirmed the news about the targeting and stated that only material damage was caused.

Al-Quneitra:

Second batch of rebel elements and their families were evacuated from the governorate towards northern Syria. According to the reports, the batch consisted of at least 20 buses.

Israeli Defense Forces assisted in evacuating around 800 elements of the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets) and their families from Al-Quneitra governorate through Israel to Jordan. However, several reports stated that only around 400 individuals arrived in Jordan. The evacuation was done at the request of the United States and several European countries. The evacuated elements and their families will be settled in Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army entered the city of Nawa, after rebel elements who refused reconciliation, and their families were evacuated from the locality towards northern Syria.

Approximate situation around Nawa, Tell al-Jumou is still under the control of the Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid, while Ghadir al-Bustan is currently disputed. Source: Suriyak

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces destroyed an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) camp and a vehicle in Ghormach district.

Jowzjan Province:

11 elements of the Islamic State surrendered to the Afghan National Security Forces with their weapons in Jarqadouq village of Qush Tepa district.

Kabul Province:

Islamic State’s suicide attack targeted convoy of the Afghanistan’s vice president, General Abdul Rashid Dostum near Kabul (Karzai) airport. According to the reports, at least 14 individuals were killed and around 60 wounded by the explosion, while Dostum wasn’t harmed in the incident.

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

Paktia Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group conducted coordinated attacks against the Afghan National Security Forces’ positions in Zawaka area of Omna district. According to Al-Emarah News, an Afghan National Security Forces’ base and four checkpoints were overran, while 14 elements were killed and 12 wounded in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized ten assault rifles, four PK machine guns, and two RPG launchers from the checkpoints.

Ghazni Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Police’s post in Agha Sahib Ghato area of Qarabagh district. Reports suggest that 12 elements of the Afghan National Police were killed in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, four assault rifles, and an RPG launcher from the post.

Farah Province:

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

Zabul Province:

Several Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive devices targeted an Afghan National Army’s convoy in Baylogh area of Daychopan district. According to the reports, the explosions destroyed three vehicles, killing nine and wounding three soldiers.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Marjah and Nawa-I-Barakzayi districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Parchawi area of Nad Ali district.

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 destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier in Jalahore 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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