Hello and welcome to the 618th installment of the SWD.
Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:
Syrian Arab Army and the Free Syrian Army conducted a prisoner exchange at Abu al-Zindeen crossing west of the city of Al-Bab. Both sides released ten individuals held in prisons. The exchange was jointly sponsored by Russia and Turkey.
Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed five civilians in the village of Sham al-Hawa near Al-Rai in northern Aleppo.
Approximate situation in northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map
Islamic State attacked and partially captured the village of Al-Bahra near Hajin from the Syrian Democratic Forces. Islamic State was reportedly forced to retreat from Al-Bahra after Syrian Democratic Forces’ reinforcements reached Al-Bahra.
Syrian Arab News Agency released two statements claiming that the CJTF-OIR‘s airstrikes targeted civilians in eastern Deir al-Zour. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, 20 civilians were killed in Hajin and 11 in Al-Shafa.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran two Afghan National Army’s checkpoints in Shoran area of Almar district.
Seven elements of the Afghan National Security Forces surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Sor, Bala Bam, and Nehrin areas of Qaysar district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that 18 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces defected to the group in Chahar Bolak district.
Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 20 elements of the Islamic State and destroyed two motorcycles and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Archi (Dasht-e Archi) district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and an element of the Islamic State in Hisarak and Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) districts.
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
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that 14 elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the group in Gharchagi area of Qadis district.
Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle in Gelan district.
Afghan National Security Forces killed 12 and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Jerashk and Marjah districts.
CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.
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