Syrian War Daily – 4th of October 2018

Hello and welcome to the 567th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

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Idlib:

Unknown gunmen kidnapped Free Idlib Army’s commander, Mohammed al-Ghazul in the city of Kafr Nabl (Kafranbel).

Improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one civilian in the village of Asqat.

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-Bagouz axis: Our fighters attacked points and positions of Daesh terrorists and violent engagements were broken out, which resulted in the deaths of a number of terrorists, three bodies of them in the hands of our fighters. As a result of the engagements, our fighters managed to advance 1 km and install 6 new points.

The terrorists tried to launch a counter-attack, but our fighters resisted them. Coalition artillery also bombed the terrorist positions and fortifications, we could not find out how many terrorists were killed and what casualties they suffered.

On the other hand, our fighters continued to advance and were able to install 3 new points and took over a 120mm mortar.

Terrorists also launched an attack with automatic weapons and snipers at the positions of our fighters, but our fighters fought back and managed to cross into areas under the control of the terrorists after they fled away.

2-Hajin axis: Our fighters advanced a distance of 300 meters and the installation of 6 new points following engagements with the Daesh terrorists.

A number of them were killed. Our forces also shot down a reconnaissance plane and detonated three mines that were at one point that our fighters had controlled.

While our fighters closed down a trench used by terrorists in their movements and they used it as fortifications.

In the evening, our fighters launched an attack on the Daesh terrorists. positions. There were very violent engagements in which terrorists used all types of heavy weapons, including snipers, and a number of terrorists were killed in the engagements.

International coalition jets also carried out several raids on terrorist positions and fortifications.

3- Outcome of the engagements:

– Points installed: / 17 / points.

– Deadly terrorists: / 21 / Terrorist, three bodies of them were by the hands of our fighters.

– Air strikes International coalition: / 9 / strikes.

– Terrorist losses: destruction of a reconnaissance aircraft, destruction of a mortar, destruction of 3 / headquarters where terrorists were holed up.

– Weapons seized by our fighters: 120-mm mortar, R. B. G number / 2 /.

– Mines that were detonated: 5 / Mines.

SDF Media Center

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

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed a fighting position in Kohistan district.

Kunar Province:

Islamic State killed two and captured two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Wata Pur district.

Laghman Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Alingar district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic State and destroyed two drug factories in Pachir Aw Agam and Khogyani districts.

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

Badghis Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Ab Kamari district.

Ghazni Province:

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

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Mizan district.

Nimruz Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s post in Gadalo area of Chakhansur district. Six elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and two wounded, while an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and five assault rifles from the post.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Police’s post in Shier Agha Tamba area of Nad Ali district. Five elements of the Afghan National Police were killed in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized three assault rifles from the post.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 17 and arrested seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khakrez district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

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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