Syrian War Daily – 7th of October 2018

Hello and welcome to the 570th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Raqqa:

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that an improvised explosive device killed two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Haroubi, north of Raqqa.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device targeted a vehicle of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham near Zarzur school in the city of Jisr al-Shughur. According to the reports, one element of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham was killed and another wounded by the explosion.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces attacked and partially captured the village of Al-Marashada from the Islamic State, as clashes between the two continue in the village.

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 : Violent engagements broke out in this axis between our fighters and terrorists, “Daesh”, which lasted for many hours, in which terrorists tried to reduce the size of our fighters strikes by using all types of heavy weapons, including thermal missiles, but were unable to impede the progress of our forces, The intensity of the fighting; they advanced 1.5 km, install / 15 / points and the 5 mines that the terrorists mine-layer in the area.

A coalition jet targeted a terrorist site, killing two of them, as well as destroying a rocket-propelled grenade. In another strike, the jet destroyed a bomb car that the terrorists were trying to infiltrate and detonate.

Terrorists bombed the positions of our forces, using PKC weapons, snipers and thermal rockets, but did not cause any damage.

The coalition jets attacked the terrorist organization’s sites, destroying 3 sites from which it launched attacks against our forces. The strikes killed a number of terrorists and destroyed a car bomb factory.

In the evening, our fighters launched a large-scale attack on terrorist positions towards the village of Al-Morsheda, where they destroyed an ammunition warehouse and advanced1 km.

All points of contact with the terrorists on this axis are intermittent, with mortar shelling, and all attempts by terrorists to launch counter-attacks fail in the face of the steadfastness and vigilance of our fighters

2- Hajin axis: This axis witnessed strong engagements, which resulted in the deaths of a number of terrorists, whose numbers could not be known, as a result of its ferocity, while the terrorists tried to regain the initiative and launched a counterattack, but our fighters confronted them and forced them to retreat and fortify their defensive positions.

This axis witnesses occasional engagements, during which terrorists bombard the remote area by heavy weapons, especially thermal missiles

3-Outcome of engagements

– Number of terrorist deaths: /29 / Terrorists.

– Terrorist losses: destruction of a rocket-launching base, detonation of a car bomb, destruction of 3 terrorist sites, destruction of a car bomb factory and destruction of an ammunition store.

– Weapons and military equipment seized by our fighters: Dushka ammunition (12.5.5 mm / 26,000 bullets) , PKc ammunition (25000 bullets) , 120mm mortar (4mm) , shells Mortar number / 120 / mm / 200 / mortar number / 100 / filler, 5000 / rounds Kalashnikov submachine gun, Dushka tank caliber / 23 / number / 2 / Dushka Bulldozer (12,5/1/.

– Mines fired by our fighters: (5) Mines.

– coalition jet strikes: 14 / strike

SDF Media Center

Approximate situation in eastern Deir al-Zour. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 19 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Qaysar and Dawlat Abad districts, according to the Afghan MInistry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Police’s checkpoint in Arab Aqaie area of Pashtun Kot district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 12 elements of the Afghan National Police were killed in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun and ten assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Kunduz Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qalay-I-Zal district.

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

Kunar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and arrested six elements of the Islamic State in Wata Pur district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 19 elements of the Islamic State in Achin district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

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

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle in Zurmat district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 23 and wounded 14 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two vehicles in Muqur and Andar districts.

Paktika Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Waza Khwa district.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 13 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Bala Buluk district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

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

Nimruz Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s checkpoint in Ghor Ghori area of Khash Rod district. Three elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and four wounded, while one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and three wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and an assault rifles from the checkpoint.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed five fighting positions in Kajaki district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Army’s posts in Muhammadzo and Shakdar areas of Arghistan district. Nine elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and 11 wounded, while an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed in the encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a pickup, a motorcycle, a DShK heavy machine gun, two mortars, two RPG launchers, six PK machine guns, and ten assault rifles from the two posts.

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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