Syrian War Daily – 11th of October 2018

Hello and welcome to the 574th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Yekîneyên Parastina Gel’s (People’s Protection Units) Media Center stated that four 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 military operations targeting the mercenary allies of the invader Turkish army in the districts of Shiya, Rajo and Jinderese of Afrin.

On 0ctober 9th, our units carried out a sabotage action targeting a military vehicle of the Fatih Sultan Mehmed Brigade mercenary fraction on the road leading to the village of Haj Hassna in Shiya district. As a result, two terrorists were killed. They were identified as Nihad al-Mahmoud and Nizar al-Idlibi.

On October 10th, our units carried out a sabotage action targeting a military vehicle of the al-Mutasim Brigade mercenary fraction on the road leading to the village of Dumila in Rajo district. As a result, a terrorist named Khalid Abdullah, originally from Idlib, was killed.

On the same day, our forces carried out a sniper action targeting one of the mercenaries of the Sultan Murad Division in the village of Der Belute in Jinderese district. As a result, a terrorist named Muhanad al-Hasan, originally from Idlib was killed.

Improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one civilian near a shop in the city of Al-Atarib.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device killed a former commander of Jabhat Thuwar Suriya (Syrian Revolutionaries Front), Abdul Hamid al-Azzou on the road between Maarat al-Numaan and Deir al-Sharqi in southern Idlib. Similarly, an improvised explosive device killed an individual on the road between Idlib and Sarmin.

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: The axis witnessed violent engagements between our fighters and elements of the terrorist organization, where there were heavy movements of terrorists in the front points of the front, and targeted by our fighters with all force, and the terrorists responded by bombing mortar positions of our fighters, but there were no casualties among our fighters.

Intermittent engagements resumed, with mutual mortar fire.

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

In the early hours of the morning, our fighters advanced a distance of 3 km, following engagements with the terrorists, killing a number of them.

Our forces also managed to install 17 new points. The engineering teams managed to detonate 4 mines planted by the terrorists.

As a result of the exposure of the combat zone to a dusty and dense sandstorm, the terrorist organization tried to exploit the bad weather and to conceal the vision, to launch counter-attacks on our forces and at all the points that had been fixed, but our fighters foiled all attacks after engagements, The battle, where the confrontations took place at very close distances, resulted in the deaths of dozens of terrorists, while the others fled, amid heavy artillery and missile shelling of the coalition forces as well.

2- Hajin axis: After strong engagements in this axis, our fighters provided a distance of / 1 / km and were able to install 20 points after killing a number of terrorists, as well as cutting off all the roads and trenches that could be used by terrorists to launch the opposite attacks on the points of our forces.

The terrorist organization “Daesh” launched a counter-attack on our fighters’ points, taking advantage of bad weather and visibility because of the sandstorm in the area, but our fighters foiled all attacks and returned terrorists.

3- Sousse axis: The streets and neighborhoods of the town (Sousse) witness the most violent engagements at all between our forces and terrorists, “Daesh” amidst difficult weather conditions, where the storms of the air storm sand obscured vision, and the terrorists used to invade the opposite attacks, and responded to our troops and returned on their heels , And the intermittent engagements in the town until the moment of preparation of this proceeds.

4-AL-Bahra axis: the terrorist organization launched a violent attack on the positions of our forces, and erupted violent engagements between our fighters and elements of the organization, in the light of the weather conditions, and killed in the attack a number of terrorists, while the artillery of the Coalition bombing – and intensively – the sites of terrorists, The Coalition Air Force strike two car bombs that the terrorists had prepared to detonate among our fighters. The aircraft also destroyed another vehicle carrying a Dushka machine gun and a bulldozer was destroyed.

5- Outcome of the engagements:

– Number of terrorist deaths: /38 / Terrorist.

– Coalition Air Force strikes: / 12 / strike.

– Strikes of the coalition forces missiles: /33 / A missile type “Hymers”.

– The destruction of 11 sites, including a command center,

– Destruction of a mortar,

– Destruction of two car bombs,

– Destruction of a Dushka vehicle and Destruction of a bulldozer.

– Mines that were detonated: / 4 / Mine.

– Points installed: / 37 / points.

SDF Media Center

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

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 32, wounded 17, and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed four vehicles and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Ghormach, Pashtun Kot, and Shirin Tagab districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven elements of the Islamic State and destroyed a camp in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) district.

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

Logar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 37 and arrested one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle in Baraki Barak district.

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Haqqani Network, as well as destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device and a motorcycle in Jaji district.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces allegedly killed 42 and wounded 23 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Deh Yak, Qarabagh, and Waghaz districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed four improvised explosive devices, two bases, and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Khas Urozgan district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Paie Nawa area of Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 21 and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nad Ali and Jerashk districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed six elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Sangin, Nahri Saraj, and Nawa-I-Barakzayi districts.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Sanzari area of Zhari 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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