Syrian War Daily – 28th of August 2018

Hello and welcome to the 530th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Ahrar al-Sharqiyah clashed with Al-Jaysh al-Watani al-Suri’s (Syrian National Army) military police in the city of Jarabulus. Two elements of the military police were wounded before Al-Jabhat al-Shamiyah (Levant Front) intervened to resolve the dispute between the two parties. Turkish Armed Forces fired in the air, which stopped the clashes, however, tensions between the two still remain.

Deir al-Zour:

Islamic State reportedly executed one of its detainees on charges of communicating with the Iraqi Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) in the village of Al-Soussa in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies captured Hatil Dam east of Umm Marzakh in eastern Al-Suwayda from the Islamic State. Syrian Arab News Agency released a statement regarding the event;

Army units, in cooperating with allied forces, established control over Hatil Dam which is one of Daesh (ISIS) most important sources of water in the depth of the eastern desert.

SANA’s reporter said army units, backed by allied forces, continued their military operations against Daesh remnants positioned in Toloul al-Safa in the depth of the desert and retook control over Hatil Dam, about 30 km to the east of Um Marzakh.

During the military operations, Daesh suffered massive losses upon its ranks and equipment and tightened noose on the remaining terrorists in the hard rocky cliffs and cut off their supply sources.

The reporter added that army also enhanced its deployment on the direction of Qabar al-Sheikh Hussein after restoring control over more areas in the area after targeting Daesh with appropriate weapons, destroying a number of dens and sites in parallel with encircling terrorists in the area surrounding Toloul al-Safa and thwarting any attempts of infiltration and escaping.

Approximate situation around Tell al-Safa. Source: Suriyak

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 62 and wounded 34 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed five vehicles in Bazar and Chilgazy areas of Qaysar district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Among the 62 killed elements are nine Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s commanders; Mullah Ibrahim, Mawlavi Jon Muhammad, Qari Surgal Nourmuhammad, Mullah Ghafar, Mullah Bismillah, Mawlavi Ismail, Mullah Miraqa, Mullah Shirin, and Mullah Shah Wali. Ten elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and wounded in the encounters.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint, killing one and wounding four elements in Almar district.

Herat Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted an Afghan National Army’s foot patrol, killing two and wounding three elements, including commander Farid in Pusht Shahr area of Shindand district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Jerashk and Sangin districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted an Afghan National Army’s foot patrol, killing three and wounding one soldier in Dabaro Pul area of Nad Ali 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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