Syrian War Daily – 22nd of August 2018

Hello and welcome to the 524th 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) Press Office released a press release distancing itself from the ‘Wrath of Olives Operation Room’ and other groups that are conducting guerilla attacks in Afrin. Full statement by the Press Office;

The inhumane crimes committed by the occupying Turkish army and its terrorist allies in Afrin recently have been increasing. Especially in recent times, various armed groups operating under different names are conducting military operations in Afrin and promoting their actions on social media and websites. From the methods applied in these types of attacks it is understood that some of these groups have links to Turkish secret services. For these reasons, we confirm the right of the people of Afrin and our fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) to carry out military operations by legitimate means to expel the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries from our territory.

As a YPG Press Office, we inform that all the operations of our units are being published in the form of press releases on our official website http://www.ypgrojava.org. Except of the mentioned ones, any other actions that are shared on social media in our name have no relation to us.

Idlib:

Two improvised explosive devices exploded on the roads between ‘Al-Dana and Harza’ and between ‘Jubas and Al-Tarbna’. The two explosions only caused material damage.

Hama:

Left over rebel improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one civilian in the village of Rasm al-Jadida in northeastern Hama.

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Situation in northern Hama. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies clashed with the Islamic State near Tell Ghanem, Umm Marzakh, Qubr al-Sheikh Hussein areas in eastern Al-Suwayda. Syrian Arab News Agency released a statement regarding the event;

Sweida, SANA- Army units continued to consolidate their spread and advance in all the lines in al-Safaa Hills areas in the eastern countryside of Sweida Province amidst fierce clashes with Daesh terrorists on the lines of Tal Ghanem, Um Marzakh, Qbr al-Sheikh Hussein and near the water pools.

SANA reporter said that the army units targeted the movements and fortifications of the terrorists, killing or injuring many of them and destroying their weapons.

The reporter pointed out that the army units had fixed their points in the restored areas and are advancing in a tactical manner that fits the rugged areas as they are dealing with the terrorist snipers spread there.

Afghanistan

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News didn’t release any reports regarding the group’s activities across Afghanistan today.

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed a vehicle and a fighting position in Ghormach district.

Kunduz Province:

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

Baghlan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nahrin district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Islamic State in Nazyan and Achin districts.

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

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and a fighting position in Bala Buluk district.

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Deh Rawud district.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a motorcycle in Daychopan district.

Helmand Province:

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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