Syrian War Daily – 22nd of September 2018

Hello and welcome to the 555th 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 claimed that seven elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in several operations conducted by the group in Afrin region. Full statement by the Media Center;

Our units in Afrin and its countryside continue their operations against Turkish invasion army and its terrorist allies as part of the continued resistance against occupation of Afrin. 7 terrorists and Turkish troops have been killed in various operations in Afrin city centre, Jinderes and Mabata districts between September 19, 21.

Our forces targeted a military vehicle carrying Turkish soldiers in Afrin city center on September 19. The operation resulted in death of 2 troops while a number of others were injured.

Our units have carried out an operation targeting a military vehicle belonging to the Sham Corps jihadists on the road between the villages of Gaza and Mazen of Afrin’s Mabata town on September 20. 4 terrorists were killed while 2 others were injured as result of the operation.

Our units carried out another operation, this time targeting a T55 tank of Sham Corps mercenaries in village of Ghazawi of Jinderes district on September 21. A terrorist was killed as result of the operation while tank was completely destroyed.

We have previously announced the results of an operation carried out by our forces in Shara district on September 20, stating the death of 2 Turkish soldiers. According to the new information we obtained, we confirmed that 3 troops had been killed while 2 others had been heavily injured as result of the operation in question.

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

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham reportedly arrested two prominent Islamic State’s commanders, who were on their way towards Al-Khuwayn in southeastern Idlib. The arrested commanders are Islamic State’s deputy commander of Hama, known as Abu Ahmed al-Muhajir and commander of Al-Katibat al-Khamisa (5th Battalion), known as Abu Hajar al-Hamawi.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested two activists; Yasser al-Salim and Abdel Hamid al-Bayoush in Kafr Nabl (Kafranbel). Al-Salim was arrested due to his post on Facebook which called for the return of civilians to Al-Fuah in Kafraya. After the said post, Al-Salim was criticized and accused of promoting reconciliation with the Syrian government. Al-Salim’s brother confirmed in a post that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham raided their house and arrested Al-Salim with one of his guests.

Unknown individual was killed as he attempted to plant an improvised explosive device on a Faylaq al-Sham’s vehicle in Maasran village, south of Idlib. The individual was planning to targeted Faylaq al-Sham’s commander, Lieutenant Ahmad al-Hussein with the improvised explosive device.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces’ Media Center released a report regarding today’s encounters with the Islamic State in the governorate;

Al-Bagouz axis:

– After SDF completed the liberation of the town, searched for potential hideouts inside the town and the surrounding orchards. Military engineering teams also searched for mines laid by terrorists, where dozens of mines were dismantled.

– This axis witnessed the movements of terrorists, where they tried to move towards the town, under the cover of shelling with heavy and medium weapons, and the participation of snipers in targeting the positions of our fighters, and responded to our forces and clashed with them in more than one point contact and returned in the wake,

– The terrorists used a robot plain, over AL- Baguoz, and were shot down by our forces.

– This morning, the coalition aircraft targeted a terrorists’ tunnel bombardment of the air force, killing 3 terrorists, and then calm until the time of preparation of this report.

Sousse axis:

– This axis was relatively quiet yesterday evening, and there were no movements of terrorists.

– This morning and until the moment of preparation of this report is still calm on this axis.

3-. Outcome of air attacks and terrorists’ killings in all axes:

Air attacks

– Dead terrorists 26

– Destroying a tunnel for terrorists and destroying a fortification point close to AL- Baguoz.

SDF Media Center

Afghanistan

Kunar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic State in Dara-I-Pech (Manogi) district.

Maidan Wardak Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed a vehicle in Maidan Shar district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 18 and wounded 25 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Ab Band district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News claimed that the group captured Ab Band district’s center, as well as nearby Afghan National Police’s headquarters and checkpoints from the Afghan National Security Forces. According to Al-Emarah News, at least 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and a dozen wounded, as well as seven armored vehicles destroyed in the encounters.

Paktika Province:

Four elements of the Afghan National Police defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Waza Khwa district.

Urozgan Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier, killing two and wounding two soldiers in Paie Nawa area of Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 17 and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles and 22 fighting positions in Garmsir district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s sniper killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in the 4th Police District of Lashkar Gah city, capital of Helmand Province.

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 targeted an Afghan National Army’s foot patrol, killing and wounding three soldiers in Khak Chopan area of 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:

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One thought on “Syrian War Daily – 22nd of September 2018

  1. It seems Turkish troops are becoming entrenched in Syria alongside the Free Syrian army to the detriment of peace in Syria. Erdogan invaded Syria. Assad didn’t invite him. He bullied his way into an agreement for demilitarized zone with President Putin. He is not there for the good of Syria so should get out. President Assad was doing perfectly well, clearing out US backed insurgents, until Erdogan arrived on the scene. He is a malign influence who will not free Syria of Al Qaeda in Idlib or anywhere else. Erdogan has invaded Syria not to bring peace but to bring more terror. He wants territory.

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