Syrian War Daily – 19th of November 2018

Hello and welcome to the 613th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Tajammu Shuhada al-Sharqiya reached an agreement with the Free Syrian Army (Al-Jaysh al-Watani al-Suri (Syrian National Army)), ending clashes between the two in the city of Afrin. According to the agreement, Tajammu Shuhada al-Sharqiya will surrender, while families of its elements will be evacuated by Faylaq al-Sham to the city of Jinderes. However, Tajammu Shuhada al-Sharqiya’s leadership exploited the surrender and reportedly fled to Idlib governorate.

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device targeted headquarters of the Military Police at Al-Karama school in the city of Afrin. According to reports, seven individuals were wounded by the explosion. Separately, an improvised explosive device wounded four civilians in the village of Al-Hawata in western Aleppo.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham reportedly arrested an Islamic State’s commander, known as Daham Bargash in the city of Sarmin. Besides Bargash, the group also reportedly arrested his son and nephew. Bargash is being accused of being involved in several assassinations and improvised explosive devices’ attacks in the governorate. Reports claimed that Bargash returned from Raqqa to Sarmin four months ago.

Al-Suwayda:

Syrian Arab Army and allies reportedly completely cleared Tell al-Safa area from the Islamic State.

Situation around Tell al-Safa. Source: Emmanuel

Afghanistan

Sar-e Pol Province:

Five elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Tabar area of Sancharak district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 21 elements of the Islamic State, as well as destroyed eight weapons depots and ammunition caches in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) 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

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s post in Laman area of Qala i Naw district. Three elements of the Afghan Local Police were killed in the encounter.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 31 and wounded 15 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as cleared Malestan district from the group’s presence, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Paktika Province:

Four elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with their weapons in Wazi Khwa district.

UrozganProvince:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Deh Rawud and Tarinkot districts.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 18 and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destryoed two hideouts and a motorcycle in Jerashk, Sangin, and Nahri Saraj districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers reportedly killed and wounded 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nad Ali, Lashkar Gah, and Marjah districts.

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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