Syrian War Daily – 1st of September 2018

Hello and welcome to the 534th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Aleppo:

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeted Azaz’s local council building in northern Aleppo. Reports suggest that at least one civilian was killed and around 20 wounded by the explosion.

Unknown gunmen threw a grenade at a Turkey-backed Free Police’s patrol in the city of Azaz in northern Aleppo. Six elements of the Free Police were wounded in the incident.

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle of Jaysh al-Islam near the entrance to Afrin city. Two elements of Jaysh al-Islam were wounded by the explosion.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device targeted a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s vehicle in the city of Saraqib, lightly wounding commander Ahmed Fouad Sheikh Dib. Separately, an improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, wounding four elements in Al-Dana.

Unknown gunmen killed an element of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in the village of Ajlas, east of Idlib.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery and the Syrian Arab Air Force continued targeting positions of the Islamic State in Tell al-Safa area in eastern Al-Suwayda. Syrian Arab News Agency released a report regarding the event;

Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, carried out concentrated strikes against the remnants of Daesh (ISIS) positions in al-Safa hills in the depth of Sweida eastern Badyia (desert).

SANA reporter in Sweida said that over the past few hours, the army air force and artillery carried out precise and intensive strikes against positions and fortifications of Daesh terrorists in the direction of al-Safa hills in the eastern countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon them in the personnel and equipment.

The reporter added that army units enhanced their positions in the areas where they achieved advancement in parallel with foiling any infiltration attempt by Daesh terrorists towards the gathering of the water of Hatil Dam, the most important source of water to the northwest of al-Safa hills.

The reporter indicated that during their operations, army units adopt military tactics that are suitable for the nature of the area of al-Safa hills, adding that depriving Daesh terrorist organization from one of its most important water resources and destroying its defense lines have contributed to establishing control over new areas amid a state of accelerating collapse among terrorists.

Approximate situation around Tell al-Safa. Source: SyriaInfo

Afghanistan

Badakhshan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) Al-Emarah News stated that 17 elements of the Afghan National Army defected to the group in Argumi district.

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 30 and wounded 22 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Ahmadabad district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle in Andar and Zana Khan districts.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 11 and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qalat district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Saray area of Seyurie district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored vehicle, killing and wounding three soldiers in Swyo Motarano area of Shahr-e Safa district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints in Mateka area of Nad Ali district. Eight elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and wounded in the encounter.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint in Tori Shah area of Maywand district, killing one and wounding two elements.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device wounded Afghan Local Police’s commander Fazli Ahmad in Marza area of Arghandab 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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