Syrian War Daily – 12th of October 2018

Hello and welcome to the 575th 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 three elements of 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 military operations targeting the mercenary allies of the invader Turkish army in Afrin’s Shiya and Shera districts.

1.On October 10th, our unit carried out a sniper action targeting a mercenary of al-Waqas Brigade on the road leading to Senare village in Shiya district. As a result, a terrorist named Hammoud al-Juma was killed.

2.On October 11th, our units carried out a military operation in the village of Qeretepe of Shera district, targeting the members of the Sultan Murad Division mercenary fraction. As a result, two terrorists were killed.

Unexploded ordnance killed one and wounded one civilian in the city of Darat Izza, west of Aleppo. Similarly, an unexploded ordnance killed a civilian in the city of Anadan, northwest of Aleppo.

Idlib:

Unknown gunmen assassinated a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s foreign commander, Abu Osama al-Tarabulusi near the city of Maarat al-Numaan.

Deir al-Zour:

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

Since the early hours of the morning, there have been very violent engagements between our fighters and terrorists. on the axis of AL-Bagous, AL- Bahra and Hajin.

The terrorist organization launched a large and violent attack in large numbers on the points of concentration of our fighters in all directions, Where the area of ​​ engagements is exposed to a dusty sandstorm that obscures the vision. But our forces have responded to all terrorist attacks, causing dozens of deaths and injuries in their ranks. The others have fled, and our fighters have been able to detonate two car bombs before they reach their targets, as the terrorists were trying to blow them up among our fighters.

And the engagements are still at their strongest until the moment of preparation of this outcome.

The Coalition aircraft also carried out several air strikes, one of which targeted a car bomb, they were destroyed and killed.

While the Coalition targeted the sites and concentrations of the terrorist organization with rockets and resulted in the destruction of (3) sites for terrorists.

-Outcome of engagements:

-Number of terrorist deaths: /34 / Terrorist

-Terrorist losses: /3 / car bombs destroyed, 3 terrorist sites destroyed

Coalition Air strikes: / 8 / strikes-

– Number of rockets fired by the Coalition on terrorist positions: /29 /” Hammiz” missiles

SDF Media Center

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

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army killed a former commander of the Free Syrian Army’s military council of Kharab al-Sham, Ayed al-Khalidi in the village of Tell Shihab. The incident occurred as the Syrian Arab Army raided Al-Khalidi’s house in order to arrest him. Reports suggest that one element of the Syrian Arab Army was also killed, while Al-Khalidi’s wife and one of his sons were wounded in the incident.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Pashtun Kot district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Army’s posts in Jangle area of Dawlat Abad district. Three elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and four wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized three assault rifles from the posts.

Jowzjan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 20 and wounded 15 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qarqin district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 25 elements of the Islamic State and destroyed an ammunition cache 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

Maidan Wardak Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and a motorcycle in Nirkh and Chaki Wardak districts.

Herat Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed an element of the Afghan National Army in Shalbaplfone area of Herat city.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Police’s vehicle, killing two and wounding three policemen in Rabat Nawal area of Pashtun Zarghun district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 39 and wounded 16 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle in Andar, Qarabagh, Deh Yak, and Ghazni districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan Local Police’s checkpoint in Aab Khorma area of Farah Rod district. Afghan Local Police’s commander, Wali Jan and five elements of the police were reportedly killed in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized two PK machine guns, five assault rifles, and three motorcycles from the killed elements.

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

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints in Peshi Band area of Shinkay district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that 29 elements of the Afghan National Army were killed in the encounters.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 35 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, including five commanders in Marjah and Nad Ali districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

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 four elements of the Afghan National Army in Zangitan area of Shah Wali Kot 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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