Syrian War Daily – 28th of September 2018

Hello and welcome to the 561st 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 three 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;

Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces carried out a series of successful operations in Afrin’s Shera, Jindereseand Bilbile districts, targeting the mercenary allies of the invader Turkish state.

On September 26th, our units ambushed the mercenaries of the Sham Front (Jabhat al-Shamiya)on the road between the villages of Merymin and Kafr Jana in Shera district. As a result, a terrorist named Muhammad Bakur was killed.

On the same day, our units ambushed a mercenary of the Ahrar al-Sham in the village of Diwa of Afrin’s Jinderese district. As a result, the terrorist named Abu Muri was killed.

In the third action that our fighters had carried out that same day, another group of mercenaries was targeted in Bilbile district. As a result, a terrorist Muhammad Rashid Ezzazi, who worked as a translator between the invader Turkish army and its mercenary allies, was killed.

Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets) found a body of a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s commander on the road between Al-Atarib and Kafr Naseh in western Aleppo. The commander was kidnapped by unknown individuals near the village of Qaniya in northern Idlib. Reports suggest that there were signs of torture on the body.

Al-Hasakah:

Unknown gunmen opened fire on a Syrian Democratic Forces’ vehicle and killed an element on the road between Al-Hasakah and Amuda.

Idlib:

Turkistan Islamic Party and Hurras al-Deen prevent dozens of civilians from entering the city of Jisr al-Shughur, as they were on their way to participate in demonstrations held across rebel-held areas in greater Idlib area. The demonstrations, under the slogan “Freedom for detainees/prisoners” called for the release of detainees from the prisons of the Syrian government. Notable demonstrations in Idlib governorate were held in; Maarat al-Numaan, Kafr Nabl (Kafranbel), Khan Sheikhoun, Harem, Ariha, Binnish, Maarat Misrin, and Kafr Rumah. The demonstrations were also held in rebel-held areas of Aleppo and Hama governorates.

Improvised explosive device killed one and wounded three individuals, unknown whether civilians or military personnel, near the 30th Street in Idlib city.

Deir al-Zour:

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

1-AL- Baguoz axis: Our forces have continued their military operations in this area, making further progress. They have inflicted heavy blows on the ranks of terrorists after violent engagement they have fled fleeing, leaving their weapons and military equipment behind them.

While our fighters advanced a distance of 1 km in the midst of violent engagement with the terrorists, and were able to install 6 new points.

Coalition aircraft also carried out several air strikes targeting terrorist positions and positions.

2-Hajin axis: Our fighters provided a distance of / 600 / in this axis, amid violent engagement with terrorists, which used heavy weapons, causing heavy losses in their ranks, causing a disruption in their ranks.

3-The final outcome of the engagements:

Air strikes: / 3 / strikes

Points installed: / 17 / points

Terrorist losses: destruction of 3 warehouses

– Weapons and equipment seized by our fighters: Dushka (12.5 mm) Weapon No. 1 – Dushka rifle, 23mm, K. Si number (1) with the amount of shots

SDF Media Center

Approximate situation in eastern Deir al-Zour. Source: Emmanuel

Daraa:

Three former elements of the Free Syrian Army were killed by an improvised explosive device in the city of Jallin in Al-Yarmouk basin. The explosion occurred as the elements were attempting to dismantle the improvised explosive device, which was left behind by the Islamic State-affiliated Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) killed three and wounded three elements of the Afghan National Army in Shirin Tagab district.

Sar-e Pol Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two vehicles in Kohistan and Sar-e Pol districts.

Badghis Province:

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

Ghazni Province:

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

Paktika Province:

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

Urozgan Province:

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

Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan infiltrated an Afghan National Police’s checkpoint in Shamansour area of Tarinkot district, killing Afghan National Police’s commander, Muhammad Wali and three policemen, as well as arresting additional two elements of the police. The infiltrators seized a PK machine gun and three assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier in Majnoon Killi area of Qalat district, killing and wounding five soldiers.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles and two weapons depots and ammunition caches in Jerashk, Nad Ali, and Lashkar Gah districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Police’s vehicle in Zarghon Killi area of Nad Ali district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s element infiltrated Afghan National Police’s headquarters in Arghistan district and opened fire on elements present in the headquarters. Five elements of the Afghan National Police, including commander Noor Ali were killed and eight wounded in the encounter.

Afghan National Army’s element surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with his weapon in Ghorak 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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