Syrian War Daily – 17th of November 2018

Hello and welcome to the 611th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Al-Jaysh al-Watani al-Suri’s (Syrian National Army) Al-Faylaq al-Awl (First corps/legion) arrested two individuals attempting to plant an improvised explosive device near Nadah checkpoint in Afrin city. According to Al-Faylaq al-Awl, the arrested individuals allegedly admitted that they were paid by the Syrian Democratic Forces to plant the improvised explosive device.

Idlib:

Unknown gunmen wounded a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s official, Abu Salah on a road near the city of Darkush.

Homs:

Unknown gunmen killed two elements of the Free Syrian Army’s Quwwat al-Shahid Ahmad al-Abdo (Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo) near Al-Rukban refugee camp on the border between Syria and Jordan.

Deir al-Zour:

CJTF-OIR conducted air raids against the Islamic State over the city of Hajin and surrounding areas in eastern Deir al-Zour. However, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the air raids killed 40 civilians in the aforementioned areas. Full statement by the Syrian Arab News Agency;

40 civilians, mostly women and children, were martyred on Saturday in a new aggression launched by warplanes of the US-led “International Coalition” on al-Buqa’an village in the surrounding of Hajin town, about 110 km southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, local sources said. .

The sources talked about continued heavy shelling carried out by coalition aircrafts since last night on Hajin city and the villages and towns affiliated to it where dozens of houses were destroyed and hundreds of families were displaced.

The sources warned that the death toll is likely to rise due to the difficulty of evacuating civilians trapped under the rubble of houses destroyed by the airstrikes.

Unknown gunmen killed an element of the Syrian Democratic Forces at a checkpoint in the village of Al-Shuhail.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies managed to capture Tell al-Safa from the Islamic State, as operations against the latter still continue in the region. Syrian Arab News Agency released a statement regarding the event;

Army units operating in the southern region made a significant advance against Daesh (ISIS) terrorists’ depots in Tuloul al-Safaa in the depth of Sweida eastern Badiya (desert).

SANA reporter said that the army units on Saturday imposed fire control on what remained of the areas where terrorists are positioned, after seizing control over the top hills.

Big numbers of terrorists were killed during the military operations, the reporter indicated, adding that the army units are continuing to clear the liberated areas from what has been left behind by Daesh terrorists.

Daesh military commander in Tuloul al-Safaa area , Abu Hajar al-Shishani was killed east of Qaber al-Sheikh Hussein near Tuloul al-Safaa in the depth of Badiya.

Approximate situation around Tell al-Safa. Source: SyriaInfo

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) Al-Emarah News stated that 15 elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the group in Qarmaqul, Sowr, Bori, Chichakto, and Aqmast areas of Qaysar district.

Takhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Ishkamish district.

Baghlan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded ten elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as seized several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Burka district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly repelled an Afghan National Security Forces’ offensive in Burka district, killing six and wounding five elements.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 39 elements of the Islamic State and seized several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Pachir Aw Agam 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

Ghor Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Charsada district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 34 and wounded five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qarabagh and Malestan districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that nine elements of the Afghan National Police surrendered to the group in the province. Separately, two elements of the Afghan Local Police defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Najdaba area of Pur Chaman district.

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

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed two hideouts and three motorcycles in Nahri Saraj and Nad Ali districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nari Manda area of Nad Ali district.

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

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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