Syrian War Daily – 11th of August 2018

Hello and welcome to the 513th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir’s (National Liberation Front) Harakat Nour al-Deen al-Zenki shelled several areas in and around Aleppo, in response to yesterday’s targeting of Urum al-Kubra village in western Aleppo. Harakat Nour al-Deen al-Zenki reportedly shelled Nubl, Al-Zahraa, Al-Ramousah, and Castello road. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, one civilian was killed and five wounded by the shelling of Nubl and Al-Zahraa.

Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets) stated that at least 22 civilians were killed and more than 60 wounded by the yesterday’s air raids by the Russian Air Force over Urum al-Kubra village in western Aleppo.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies captured Ard al-Kira, Tell Alam, and Al-Zalf dam in eastern Al-Suwayda from the Islamic State. Syrian Arab News Agency released a report regarding the event;

SANA correspondent said that the army units and the allied forces on Saturday afternoon engaged in fierce clashes with Daesh(ISIS) terrorists on many positions in eastern Sweida countryside , expanding their control after liberating khirbeit al-Ambashi, al-Heiberiya , al-Shahriya, Rosoum Mroush, Zreibeh, Wadi al-Rmeilan, Wadi Shajara, Zamlet Naser , al-Nhian and Qaber al-Sheikh Maskein area , leaving many terrorists dead and destroying two cars equipped with a 23mm machinegun.

The correspondent said that army units liberated Tal Alam deep into Sweida eastern desert after heavy clashes with Daesh terrorists in which their last fortifications in the area were destroyed.

The correspondent added that the army units are advancing towards Toloul al-Safa, al-Hbeirieh and Bir al-Shiekh Hussein in the area amid bombardment against Daesh hideouts and fortifications which inflicted heavy losses on them.

Earlier in the day, the correspondent said that army units, in cooperation with the allied forces, carried out new operations to liberate the depth of Sweida Badyiah from Daesh (ISIS) terrorists as they reached the administrative borders with Damascus province at some axes of the operations.

He added that the operations resulted in liberating al-Zalf Dam and Ard al-Kira’a, and army units continued to advance backed by the allied forces towards al-Safa hills, Alam hill, al-Hibiryia and Bir al-Sheikh Hussein in parallel with shelling positions and fortifications of Daesh terrorists.

Heavy losses were inflicted upon Daesh terrorists in the personnel and equipment, according to the correspondent.

The correspondent added that the engineering units continued to comb the roads and the liberated areas and to dismantle the explosive devices and the car bombs left behind by Daesh terrorists to hinder the advancement of the army.

Approximate situation in northeastern Al-Suwayda. Source: Emmanuel

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) attacked an Afghan National Army’s convoy in Bazar Kala area of Dawlat Abad district. Three Afghan National Army’s armored vehicles were destroyed with RPGs, while three soldiers were killed and five wounded in the attack.

Kapisa Province:

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

Kabul Province:

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

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Islamic State and destroyed a fighting position in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) and Nazyan district.

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency reported that a total of 25 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were killed and 30 wounded in yesterday’s clashes between the two in Sabri area of Khogyani district.

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

Badghis Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Muqur district.

Daykundi Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group overran Ajristan district’s administration center, nearby Afghan National Police’s headquarters and other installations. The group was able to make a breakthrough in the area after a suicide attack targeted a key Afghan National Security Forces’ base in the area, killing and wounding dozens of elements. At least 25 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were also arrested in the encounters.

Ghazni Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group seized control of the city of Ghazni with all its installations, after a large attack which was launched yesterday. According to Al-Emarah News, 25 posts and six police stations were seized in Ghazni city. Sporadic clashes still occur between the Afghan National Security Forces and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan across Ghazni. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid announced that at least 55 armored personnel carriers and pickups were seized in the battle for Ghazni city, as well as over 100 various types of weaponry.

Farah Province:

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 15 and wounded five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shinoghul area of Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 14 and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nahri Saraj district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan raided an Afghan Local Police’s center in Basharan Dasht area of Lashkar Gah district, reportedly killing and wounding nine policemen.

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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