Syrian War Daily – 24th of August 2018

Hello and welcome to the 526th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Unknown gunmen killed one and wounded one civilian in Al-Bawabiya camp in Jabal al-Hoss area, south of Aleppo.

Abu Amara Special Task Brigade stated that its improvised explosive device targeted a Syrian Arab Army’s patrol in Bab al-Faraj district of Aleppo city.

Idlib:

Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) released a statement announcing general mobilization and increased readiness to confront Syrian Arab Army’s attacks on Idlib governorate.

Unknown gunmen killed a civilian in the city of Darkush, northwest of Idlib. The incident occurred when the gunmen opened fire at a nearby wedding.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies captured Khirbet al-Hawi in eastern Al-Suwayda from the Islamic State. Syrian Arab News Agency released a statement regarding the event;

Sweida, SANA-Units of Syrian Arab Army continued their operations against Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in the eastern desert of Sweida, establishing control over Kherbit al-Hawi.

SANA’s reporter said that army units continued advancing in the direction of Tal Ghanem after fierce clashes with Daesh terrorists, killing and injuring scores of terrorists and destroying their fortified positions and two pick-up vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns.

The military operations in the direction of Um Marzakh and Qabar al-Sheikh resulted in inflicting heavy losses on Daesh terrorists.

The Army’s artillery and Air Force targeted movements of Daesh in Toloul al-Safa area, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.

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Approximate situation around Tell al-Safa. Source: Suriyak

Afghanistan

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

Kunar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic State in Nari district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic State in 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

Herat Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Kohsan district.

Paktika Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Waza Khwa 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:

Other:

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