Syrian War Daily – 16th of September 2018

Hello and welcome to the 549th 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 an element of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army was killed in an operation conducted by the group in Rajo subdistrict of Afrin. Full statement by the Media Center;

Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces carried out a successful operation targeting the mercenary groups allied with the invader Turkish army in the Rajo district.

On September 14th, our units ambushed a mercenary of the Turkish invasion army on the road leading to the village of Berbene in Afrin’s Rajo district. As a result, the mercenary was killed and his weapon (AK-47) was seized.

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device wounded eight civilians near a bus station in the city of Jarabulus. Separately, an improvised explosive device wounded two civilians in the village of Jazraya, south of Aleppo.

Syrian Arab Army’s bus carrying elements on Ithriya – Khanaser had an accident and overturned, as it was on its way towards Aleppo city. Reports claimed that around 45 elements of the Syrian Arab Army were injured in the incident.

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

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device wounded a civilian in Saif al-Dawla street of the city of Raqqa.

Idlib:

Unknown gunmen wounded an element of Hurras al-Deen near the city of Jisr al-Shughur, west of Idlib.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces continued clashing with the Islamic State on Al-Baghouz Fawqani and Al-Soussa fronts in eastern Deir al-Zour. According to the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Press Office, limited advances were made against the Islamic State;

1-Al-Bagouz Fawqani: The clashes have continued face-to-face on this axis since yesterday night, and the mercenaries have tried to advance on the points that our troops had liberated. However, their attempts failed.

Mercenaries used motorcycles in this attack, and used heavy artillery shelling. In these clashes a number of mercenaries were killed and two of our fighters were wounded.

In the early morning hours of this day until the sunrise – where the clashes continue until the moment of preparation of the proceeds – our forces advanced and managed to liberate 4 vital points inside the village and secure it.

Later, our forces advanced on the main road in the village, the engineering teams were able to deal with a mine, Mercenaries on the street, and thus the battles have moved into the village of Al-Bagouz Fawqani.

2-axis of Sousse: Our forces have advanced on this axis amid violent clashes with mercenaries, and since yesterday evening, our forces completed their operations, and clashed face to face with them and confirmed the field leadership killed 4 mercenaries.

In general, battles in this axis are characterized by the character of hit and run, control of points, withdrawal of military necessities, violent clashes accompanied by heavy artillery shelling by mercenaries, as well as the intensity of landmines and sniping operations

Yesterday evening, as a result of heavy fighting, two of our fighters rose in this direction and two others were wounded.

The clashes continued in the early morning hours of this day until the sunrise – which continues until the moment of preparation of the proceeds – our forces achieved remarkable progress on this axis liberated one of the points of the grip of mercenaries.

Mercenaries used mines and explosive belts in this area. One of them blew himself up with his belt. He was accompanied by an artillery bombardment, and the result of these clashes was the death of eight mercenaries and a number of our fighters were wounded.

3-The International Air Force carried out three sorties and targeted mercenary concentrations, as well as five rocket attacks targeting their fortifications

In combat operations within 24 hours, the field command confirmed the killing of 14 mercenaries, while two of our fighters rose martyrs and a number of wounded.

SDF Media Center

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that five Humvess of the Syrian Democratic Forces were destroyed, as well as several elements killed in clashes on Al-Baghouz front.

Afghanistan

Jowzjan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran an Afghan National Army’s base and a post in Qarqin district. Seven elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and four wounded in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized two assault rifles, a PK machine gun, a heavy machine gun, a light machine gun, and large quantities of ammunition from the overran installations.

Balkh Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group captured three large villages from the Afghan National Security Forces, after a large-scale operation in Khas Balkh district.

Two elements of the Afghan National Army surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shortepa district.

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Police’s element and an element of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Zazi Aryub district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 15 and wounded 11 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Giro district.

Paktika Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Urgun district. Two Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive devices destroyed two Afghan National Army’s vehicles, killing five and wounding four soldiers in Urgun district.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles in Khaki Safed district.

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly killed eight elements of the Afghan National Army, as well as destroyed three armored personnel carriers with improvised explosive devices in Paie Nawa area of Tarinkot district.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 12 and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shah Joy district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint in Zafar Khel area of Qalat district. According to the reports, 11 elements of the Afghan National Army were killed in the encounter.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Sangin and Marjah districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed an Afghan National Army’s foot patrol in Seydano area of Jerashk district, reportedly killing six soldiers.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Maywand 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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