Syrian War Daily – 25th of October 2018

Hello and welcome to the 588th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Rebel shelling of Saif al-Dawla, Al-Azamia, and Al-Akramia neighborhoods of Aleppo city wounded ten civilians, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency. Separately, the Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelling of Kafr Hamra reportedly killed one and wounded three civilians.

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Situation in northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s prominent figure, Abdul Hamid Abdul Rahim Sahari (Abu Abdullah al-Sharei) was wounded as he attempted to arrest a former element of Jaysh al-Ahrar in northern Idlib.

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 – Axis of the Bagouz: The terrorist organization launched an attack on the points of our fighters in the hours of yesterday evening, followed by fierce clashes, in which our fighters targeted 7 sites for terrorists, and continued to the full intensity until this afternoon, our fighters were able to defeat and kill more than 17 terrorists. While the International Coalition artillery targeted terrorist sites, and destroyed several fortifications by Himar missiles, coincided with a number of air raids on points and concentrations of terrorists, one of which targeted a bombed car, where the driver was killed.

The clashes extended yesterday to reach other axes of the contact lines. These clashes are the most violent of its kind, in which a number of terrorists were killed, while the International Coalition aircraft raided several locations and destroyed fortifications and points.

As the clashes continued, there were rallies of terrorists behind the front lines. Our forces targeted them, causing a number of deaths in their ranks, dispersing their ranks, and our fighters foiled terrorists’ plan to prepare for an attack on our positions.

On the other side of the front, the terrorists launched an attack on the positions of our fighters, but they were repelled and a number of terrorists gathering at some point were killed, some bodies of them were seized by our forces. In addition, our fighters seized a number of weapons and quantities of ammunition while the International Coalition was bombing many a location of the terrorists.

During the clashes, four of our fighters rose to the rank of martyrdom, while another got wounded.

2 – Hajin axis: Our fighters responded to a broad attack launched by the terrorist organization on the points and positions of our fighters, and strong clashes broke out, which resulted in the deaths of a number of terrorists, in addition to injuring several others.

This axis witnessed intermittent clashes until the moment of preparation of this outcome.

3. The final outcome of the clashes:

– Number of terrorist deaths: 37 Terrorists.

– Terrorist losses: the destruction of 13 buildings where terrorists were holed up, the closure of two roads used by terrorists to facilitate their movement, the destruction of nine defensive positions, and a vehicle loaded with Dushka weapons.

– The number of strikes of the coalition: 14 strikes.

– Number of rockets launched by the International Coalition on terrorists’ sites: 18 Himar missiles.

Afghanistan

Balkh Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) Al-Emarah News claimed that the group took over 28 villages from the Afghan National Security Forces in Sholgara district. Al-Emarah also stated that 400 families living in the villages pledged their allegiance to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Deh Bala (Hask Meyna) and Khogyani districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed two and wounded several elements of the Afghan National Army in Surkh Rod district.

Four elements of the Afghan National Army surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khogyani 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

Helmand Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier in Nahri Saraj district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Lashkar Gah 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 improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle in Khakrez 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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