Hello and welcome to the 596th installment of the SWD.
Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:
Yekîneyên Parastina Gel’s (People’s Protection Units) Media Center stated that three elements of the Turkish Armed Forces and five elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in an operation conducted by the group in Sherawa subdistrict of Afrin. Full statement by the Media Center;
As part of the second phase of “Resistance of the Age” in Afrin, our forces continue to carry out military operations against mercenaries of the Turkish occupation in the area;
On 30 October last, our forces carried out an operation against a military vehicle carrying a number of mercenaries of al- Sham Corps on the road between the villages of Ghazawi and Baya belonging to Sherawa district , where the vehicle was destroyed and 5 mercenaries were killed inside.
Situation in northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map
Turkish Land Forces’ snipers wounded two correspondents of ANHA (Hawar News Agency); Gulîstan Mohammed and Ibrahim Ahmed in Al-Manbatah neighborhood of Tell Abyad.
Islamic State assassinated an elder of Al-Afadela tribe and member of Raqqa’s Civil Council, Sheikh Bashir Faisal al-Huwaidi near Al-Atfal hospital in the city of Raqqa. Al-Huwaidi was reportedly assassinated due to his cooperation with the Syrian Democratic Forces. Raqqa’s Civil Council released a statement regarding Al-Huwaidi’s assassination;
With great sadness and sorrow, we received the news of the assassination of Sheikh Bashir Faisal al-Huwaidi, one of the dignitaries and clans of al-Afadela clan, a prominent member of al-Raqqa Civil Council and of national figures. He had a positive and active role in the life and march of the council.
On behalf of al-Raqqa Civil Council, we condemn this heinous crime, which has no connection to humanity. We say to those behind these despicable terrorist criminal operations that our people in al-Raqqa with all their components of Arabs and Kurds and Syric and Turkmen and Circassians, and others condemn this crime.
Therefore, we call upon our people in al-Raqqa and their elders and tribal leaders to pay attention to these subversive schemes and agendas, which try to play with the social fabric in al-Raqqa, to create a state of chaos on which these and dark agendas are based.
We in al-Raqqa Civil Council we consider Sheikh Bashir Faisal al-Huwaidi Sheikh martyrs in al-Raqqa Civil Council.
We ask Allah to inspire his family and to inspire us patience and solace.
Unknown gunmen killed an element of the Syrian Democratic Forces near the village of Al-Fatasah in northern Raqqa.
Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelled Jarjanaz, Al-Tamaneh, Sukayk, and Al-Tah in southeastern Idlib. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), ten civilians were killed and around a dozen wounded by the shelling of Jarjanaz.
Syrian government and rebel factions reopened Morek – Souran crossings in northern Hama, after it was closed on 12th of August by the Russian Military Police due to security reasons. The crossing is opened only to commercial traffic currently, and will be available to civilians in the near future.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran an Afghan National Army’s military base in Faizabad area of Shirin Tagab district. Three elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and 19 arrested in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized four armored vehicles, 16 assault rifles, three PK machine guns, two RPG launchers, a mortar, and a DShK heavy machine gun from the base.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group launched a series of attacks against the Afghan Local Police in Arghanj Khwa district. According to Al-Emarah News, 21 elements of the Afghan Local Police, including a commander were killed, while two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were killed and one wounded in the encounters.
Afghan National Security Forces killed two and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Bati Kot district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed a group of Afghan Local Police’s elements in Bati Kot district, killing three elements, including a commander and wounding additional two elements.
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 seven and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Saydabad district.
Afghan National Security Forces killed 15 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Muqur district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed an Afghan National Army’s convoy in Andar district. Four elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and several wounded in the ambush.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier, killing three and wounding two soldiers in Pul Sangi area of Qalat district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s sniper killed three elements of the Afghan National Army in Seadullah Ghondi area of Mizan district.
Afghan National Security Forces killed nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Lashkar Gah district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier in Haji Abdul Aziz Pump area of Nahri Saraj district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Parchawi and Pohanton areas of Nahri Saraj district.
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