Syrian War Daily – 26th of July 2018

Hello and welcome to the 497th 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) ‘Wrath of Olives Operation Room’ stated that an element of Sultan Murad was killed in an operation conducted by the operations room in Azaz area. Full statement by the ‘Wrath of Olives Operation Room’;

“As part of a series of specific operations carried out by the Operations Room of the Wrath of Olive against Turkey’s gangs after monitoring and tracking one of al-Sultan Murad’s mercenaries in Azaz area, our fighters ambushed him on July 24, 2018, as he was riding his motorcycle on the road of Harjel village killing him and capturing his Kalashnikov weapon. The killing of the mercenary was filmed by our troops.

“Once again, we repeat that we are in every place where there is injustice, how injustice is practiced against our defenseless people, so we promise everyone who had a hand in the occupation of Afrin and looted its wealth and insulted its people we will take our avenge, Afrin just be patient, revenge is coming.”

Raqqa:

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that an improvised explosive device destroyed a Syrian Democratic Forces’ vehicle, killing five elements in the village of Al-Artuwaziyah.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device killed two elements of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and wounded three civilians near Al-Dulab junction in the vicinity of the city of Sarmin.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces captured Hadajah, Jabal Haddaj, Al-Mabaq, Al-Buwarah Shamliyah, Bir al-Rawdah, Al-Ajij, Fawq al-Tallabah, Al-Awaj, Hadd al-Janubi, Tallabah, Al-Barqah, Jabal Kabil, Al-Khaburah, and Al-Shahidin in eastern Deir al-Zour from the Islamic State.

Approximate situation in eastern Syria. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Al-Quneitra:

Syrian Arab Army entered the city of Al-Quneitra, as well as Al-Hamidiyah, Samadaniyah al-Gharbi, Al-Raadi, and Al-Qahtaniyah, as part of a reconciliation agreement with rebel factions.

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army and allies captured Sheikh Hussein, Kawkab, Al-Shabraq, Al-Musayritiyah, Wadi Saysun, Jallin, Al-Muzayra, Adwan Dam, Tell Ashtara, Tell al-Jumou, Sahem al-Jawlan, Hayt, Adwan from the Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid. Reports also suggest that the Syrian Arab Army captured Tasil from Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid.

Approximate situation in Al-Yarmouk basin. Source: Emmanuel

Afghanistan

Jowzjan Province:

23 elements of the Islamic State and the group’s prominent commander, Mohammad Qasim surrendered to the Afghan National Security Forces in Derzab district.

Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces cleared the villages of Bidou, Sadr Abad, Ala Pygan, Urnaqah, Nuwarid, and Mallah in Dawlat Abad and Chahar Bolak districts from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) presence.

Kunduz Province:

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

Kunar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces arrested four elements of the Haqqani network in Sirkani 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

Paktia Province:

16 elements of the Afghan National Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Ahmad Khel district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device ands several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Ab Band district.

Farah Province:

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

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces found and defused 20 improvised explosive devices in Garmsir district.

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

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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