Syrian War Daily – 8th of September 2018

Hello and welcome to the 541st 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 and one wounded in an operation conducted by the group in Afrin region. Full statement by the Media Center;

Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces continue their operations against the Turkish invasion army and its jihadist mercenary allies.

On September 7th, one of our units carried out a successful action near to Omera village of Afrin’s Mabata district, targeting a group of mercenaries of the Levant Front (Jabhat al-Shamiya). As a result of the operation, two mercenaries were killed and one was wounded.

Syrian Arab Army’s snipers reportedly killed one and wounded four elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army’s Firqat al-Sultan Murad (Sultan Murad Division) near the village of Al-Karizat in northern Aleppo. Reports suggest that the elements of Firqat al-Sultan Murad were targeted as they were inspecting / maintaining fortifications around the village.

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle of the Syrian Democratic Forces on the road towards Al-Adnaniyah village, northwest of Raqqa. Two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces were wounded in the incident.

Al-Hasakah:

Syrian Democratic Forces’ Asayish (Security) stopped and attacked a convoy of the Syrian Arab Army and allied militias near the Al-Qamishli International Airport in southern part of Al-Qamishli. Syrian Arab Army and allies’ convoy was reportedly on its way towards Syrian Democratic Forces-held areas of the city, attempting to conscript individuals, which caused Asayish to attack the convoy. According to the reports, at least 11 elements of the Syrian Arab Army and allied militias were killed and two wounded, while seven elements of Asayish were killed and one wounded in the clashes between the two sides.

Idlib:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery, Syrian Arab Air Force, and Russian Air Force targeted Al-Tamaneh, Haish, Al-Saraj, Al-Halba, Abdin, Sahel, and several other localities in the governorate. Detailed information about the targeting with footage included can be found here, made by Woofers. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), at least five civilians were killed and 12 wounded by the targeting. Syrian Civil Defense’s headquarters in Khan Sheikhoun were also targeted and partially destroyed.

Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) stated that yesterday’s shelling of Al-Habit killed four and wounded five elements of the faction. The killed and wounded elements belong to Ahrar al-Sham.

Syrian Arab Army’s snipers killed an element of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near the city of Abu al-Duhur, as the latter’s elements were establishing / reinforcing fortifications in the area.

Approximate situation in Idlib, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Tomasz Rolbiecki

Hama:

Rebel shelling of the city of Al-Suqaylabiyah wounded one civilian and caused significant material damage, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Daraa:

Improvised explosive device killed a civilian in the village of Al-Naima, east of Daraa.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies reinforced newly captured positions around Tell al-Safa, while the army’s artillery continued targeting Islamic State’s positions in the area. Syrian Arab News Agency released a report regarding the events;

Units of the army on Saturday boosted their points and fixed new sites in the rocky cliffs of Tloul al-Safa in the depth of Badiyah, East of Sweida.

SANA reporter said that units of army, in cooperation with supporting forces, carried out special military operations against Deash terrorists, destroying a big number of their dens and points of fortifications.

Meanwhile, the army’s artillery rained the fleeing terrorists in the depth of the rocky cliffs in Tloul al-Safa with rockets, killing many of them and cutting off their supplying routs

Afghanistan

Badakhshan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Argo district.

Baghlan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Alwan plain area.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an Afghan National Security Forces’ post in Baghlan-e Markazi district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News claimed that 19 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and two armored vehicles destroyed in the encounter.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic State in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed three and wounded two elements of the Afghan National Security Forces 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 wounded two elements fo the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shindand district.

Ghor Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tulak district.

Ghazni Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted an Afghan National Army’s armored vehicle, killing five soldiers in the city of Ghazni.

Afghan National Police’s element surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Gelan district.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran six Afghan National Army’s posts in Pur Chaman district, reportedly killing at least seven soldiers in the process. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and three assault rifles from the encounters.

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

Urozgan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Security Forces’ centers in Spin Masjid area of Tarinkot district. Reports claimed that 20 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and ten wounded, while two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounters.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shinkay district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan stormed headquarters of the ‘National Directorate of Security’ in Atghar district, reportedly killing and wounding seven elements. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounter.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nad Ali and Sangin districts.

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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