Syrian War Daily – 26th of August 2018

Hello and welcome to the 528th 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) Media Center stated that two elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in operations conducted by the group in Afrin region. Full statement by the Media Center;

During the third week of August, within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age, our units carried out two separate military operations against the mercenaries allied with the Turkish occupation forces in Afrin’s Mabata and Bilbile districts.

1. On August 19th, on the road leading to the Mabata district, our unit ambushed one of the mercenary of the Levant Front (Jabhat al-Shamiya), Muhammad Arduan. As a result, the terrorist was killed.

2. On August 24th, our unit set up another ambush, this time on the road leading to the Bilbile district, targeting the mercenary Khalid al-Taher of the al-Sham Division (Faylaq al-Sham). Nicknamed Abu Muhammad al-Shamali, he was responsible for the checkpoints set up by the occupier forces in the Bilbile district. As a result of the attack, the terrorist was killed and his weapon was confiscated.

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Situation in the northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham conducted security operations against Islamic State’s sleeper cells in Darkoush, Kafr Hand, Azmarin, and Tell Ammar. According to the reports, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested 20 individuals during the operations.

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery targeted Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s positions in and around Al-Khuwayn and Al-Tamaneh in southern Idlib.

Hama:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery destroyed a military position of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Izza at the western outskirts of Al-Zakat village in northern Hama.

Daraa:

Unknown gunmen opened fire on a Syrian Arab Army’s checkpoint in Sajanah neighborhood of the city of Daraa. According to the reports, no one was killed or wounded in the incident.

Afghanistan

Kunar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) killed three and wounded four elements of the Afghan National Army, as the latter was attempted to reopen the road between Kunar and Nuristan provinces.

Nuristan Province:

Six elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with their weapons in Du Ab district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine elements of the Islamic State in Khogyani district. Reports also claimed that the Afghan Air Force killed the commander (emir) of the Islamic State’s Khorasan branch, Saed Arhabi in Khogyani district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed a group of Afghan Local Police’s elements in Bati Kot district. Three elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed in the ambush.

Two elements of the Afghan National Army defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khogyani district. Separately, an element of the Afghan National Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with his weapon in Ghani Khel 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

Maidan Wardak Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Jalrez district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 28 and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three vehicles in Gelan district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three camps and 12 weapons depots in Chahar Asyab area of Khas Urozgan district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed seven elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nad Ali and Nawa-I-Barakzayi districts.

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 vehicle in Zangitan area of Shah Wali Kot 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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