Syrian War Daily – 30th of October 2018

Hello and welcome to the 593rd 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 Turkish Armed Forces and two elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in an operation conducted by the group in Rajo subdistrict of Afrin. Full statement by the Media Center;

Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces continue to carry out successful military operations against the invader Turkish army and its mercenary allies.

On October 29th, our units carried out a sabotage action in Afrin´s Rajo district, targeting a vehicle that was carrying a number of terrorists of the Ahrar al-Sharqiya mercenary fraction after they seized the olives recently harvested by the people of the Goliya village. As a result, three of the mercenaries were killed.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham fully captured the village of Kafr Hamra from Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front), after the latter decided to withdraw from the locality. According to the reports, Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir withdrew from Kafr Hamra in order to preserve the safety of their delegation, which was detained by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham while trying to negotiate an agreement.

Approximate situation in western Aleppo. Source: Suriyak

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s commander, Abu Mohammed al-Suri, his son, and another element of the group were wounded at a Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir’s (National Liberation Front) checkpoint in the village of Al-Rami, after they refused to get out of their vehicle.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran an Afghan Local Police’s checkpoint in Arkilik area of Qaysar district. Two elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed and five wounded, while an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and another wounded in the encounter.

Jowzjan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Police’s checkpoints on the road between Jowzjan and Balkh provinces in Faizabad district. Four elements of the Afghan National Police were reportedly killed and eight wounded in the encounters.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches 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 killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle in Mohammad Agha district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 29 and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Qarabagh and Malestan districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Paktika Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Haqqani Network and destroyed two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices in Omna district.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed Afghan National Army’s commander, Akhtar Muhammad and two elements of the army in Karaja area of the city of Farah.

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

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed four hideouts in Khas Urozgan district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News claimed that 26 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed during four-day long clashes in Khas Urozgan district.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Naw Bahar district.

Kandahar Province:

Two Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive devices destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier and killed two soldiers in Seyah Sang Dara area of 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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