Syrian War Daily – 27th of September 2018

Hello and welcome to the 560th 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 two elements of the Turkish Armed Forces and the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in two operations 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 carried out two succesful operations targeting the soldiers of the invader Turkish state and their mercenary allies, both in Afrin city center and the countryside of Rajo district.

On September 25th, our unit carried out a sniper action targeting the soldiers of Turkish invasion army in the center of the city of Afrin. As a result, a soldier named Ali Okar was killed.

On September 26th, our units ambushed the members of the Ahrar al-Sharqiya mercenary fraction on the road to the village of Goliya in Afrin´s Rajo district. As a result, one of the terrorists was killed and his weapon seized.

Raqqa:

Unknown individuals threw a grenade at a group of Syrian Democratic Forces’ elements near the village of Hasiwa in western Raqqa. According to the reports, two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed and five wounded, while a civilian was also killed in the incident. Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly arrested one of the individuals, as the investigation is still ongoing.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested the former head of Ahrar al-Sham’s Hayat al-Dawat wa al-Irshad (Advocacy and Guidance Committee/Body), Muwafaq al-Hamawi (Abu Ibrahim) in the village of Atme, north of Idlib.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies reportedly made additional limited advances against the Islamic State in Tell al-Safa region. Syrian Arab News Agency released a report regarding the event;

Army units killed scores of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists including a number of snipers while advancing in the area of al-Safa hills, the last bastion of the Takfiri organization in the depth of Sweida eastern Badyia (desert).

SANA reporter in Sweida said that army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, engaged in fierce clashes with Daesh terrorists between the rocky cliffs in the direction of Qabir al-Sheikh Hussein in the area of al-Safa hills in parallel with conducting airstrikes and bombardments against positions and gatherings of terrorists in the area and its depth.

The reporter added that army units established control over new areas of the cliffs that are full of caves and strategic positions used as fortifications by terrorists after killing many terrorists including a number of snipers, in addition to destroying their barricades, ammunition and machineguns.

The reporter added that the new advancement achieved by army units on the western, southwestern and northwestern axes of al-Safa hills led to tightening the noose on Daesh terrorists and cutting their supply routes in al-Safa hills, in addition to depriving them of most of their water resources and foiling their infiltration attempts amid a state of successive collapses among their ranks in the depth of the area.

Approximate situation around Tell al-Safa. Source: Suriyak

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Gurziwan district.

Kunduz Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Chardara district.

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

Takhar Province:

Afghan Local Police’s commander and another element of the police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with their weapons in Yangi Qala district.

Badakhshan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed one and wounded two elements of the Afghan Local Police in Zebak district.

Kapisa Province:

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

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint in Kocha Zard area of Ab Kamari district. Six elements of the Afghan National Army were arrested in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and seven assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Herat Province:

Afghan National Security Forces arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in an operation conducted in the city of Herat.

Ghazni Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Army’s convoy in Qarabagh district, reportedly killing five and wounding six soldiers. Separately, an Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle, killing six soldiers in Qarabagh district.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 33 and wounded 37 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Chora and Tarinkot districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as found and defused 29 improvised explosive devices 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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