Syrian War Daily – 11th of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 635th 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 at least two elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in two operations conducted by the group in Afrin region. Full statement by the Media Center;

Within the scope of the second phase of the Resistance of the Age in occupied Afrin, our forces carried out two successful operations against the Turkish-backed terrorists of the Sultan Murad Division in Afrin’s Shera and Bilbile districts.Details of the operations are as follows:

1. On December 8th, one of our units carried out an operation in Afrin’s Shera district, targeting the military vehicle of the Sultan Murad Division commander named Abu al-Mot, who was in charge of the so-called Defense Committee. As a result, the terrorist commander was killed and another mercenary was wounded.

2. On December 9th, our forces carried out an operation against the military base of the Sultan Murad Division mercenary faction located in Qurne village of Afrin’s Bilbile district. As a result, one of the terrorists was killed and another two were wounded.

Unknown gunmen killed an element of the Turkey-backed Free Police on the road between Al-Rai and Al-Bab in northern Aleppo.


Improvised explosive device wounded a civilian in the village of Salim in northeastern Hama.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces’ Media Center released a report regarding today’s engagements with the Islamic State in the governorate;

1- Al-Bagouz axis: on Tuesday morning, terrorists have launched an attack on the points of our forces in this axis, in which our fighters had liberated on Monday, the terrorists used all kinds of weapons, including mortars, but our fighters have repelled to them and killed and injured many of them in their ranks. The rest have fled.

While our forces advanced to the positions and fortifications of terrorists, killing a number of them, while our fighters were able to fix a number of points.

The terrorist organization tried to attack the points captured by our fighters and to initiate a counter-attack, but our forces confronted it

In the evening, our fighters launched an attack on the terrorist positions. There were strong clashes, in which a number of terrorists were killed, amid raids by the international alliance that targeted their vehicles. A number of terrorist elements were killed and their vehicles destroyed, and our fighters managed to achieve progress and stabilize 15 points.

Hajin axes: On Tuesday morning, terrorists launched a strong attack on the positions of our forces in this area, using all types of weapons, including heavy ones, and violent clashes broke out, but our fighters resisted the attack and managed to kill and injure dozens of terrorists, the military engineering units within our forces dismantled dozens of mines that the terrorist organization had planted in the area.

This axis witnessed sporadic clashes, interspersed with shelling mortar shells and artillery.

Several of our fighters were wounded and taken to field hospitals for treatment.

3 – The outcome of the final clashes:

– Number of terrorists killed: 55 / Terrorist.

– Terrorist losses: destruction / 43 / sites and fortifications of terrorists, destruction / 3 / military roads used by terrorists, destruction of weapons Dushka number / 1

– Number of strikes by the international alliance: 57 / strike.

– Mines dismantled by our engineering units: / 15 / mines.

Approximate situation in eastern Deir al-Zour. Source: Emmanuel


Unknown gunmen assassinated a Syrian Arab Army’s security officer, Mohammed Yusuf al-Hashish in the city of Muzayrib in southern Daraa. Al-Hasish was previously a commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Thawra before reconciling and joining the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army in July of 2018.


Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded 11 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Almar district.

Kabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group conducted a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack against a joint Afghan National Security Forces and United States Army’s convoy in Paghman district. According to Al-Emarah, three vehicles were destroyed, as well as 23 military personnel killed and wounded in the attack.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three hideouts and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a motorcycle in Sangin district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed an Afghan National Army’s patrol, killing three soldiers in the 4th Police District of the city of Lashkar Gah.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s post in Khoshki area of Arghistan district. Ten elements of the Afghan National Army were reportedly killed in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a pickup, three PK machine guns, and 12 assault rifles from the post.


CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.

Amaq Agency:


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