Syrian War Daily – 13th of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 637th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device reportedly killed three and wounded four civilians near Nowruz roundabout in the city of Afrin. ’Wrath of Olives Operation Room’ claimed responsibility for the explosion and claimed that the explosion killed seven and wounded ten elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army.

Idlib:

Syrian Arab Army’s targeting of Al-Khuwayn in southern Idlib reportedly killed one and wounded two elements of Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front).

Hama:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed two civilians near the village of Sheikh Hilal in eastern Hama.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces fully captured the city of Hajin, as well as nearby Abu al-Khatir and Abu Hassan from the Islamic State. Clashes between the two still continue in the region, as the Syrian Democratic Forces are attempting to make additional advances.

Approximate situation in eastern Deir al-Zour. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) Al-Emarah News stated that 11 elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the group in Toth area of Pashtun Kot district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic State, including a commander known as Ashaq Allah in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) and Pachir Aw Agam 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

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 13 and arrested 12 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Qarabagh and Andar districts.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 15 and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle in Farah district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group attacked Afghan National Security Forces fleeing from Shib Koh district to Karez Sheikhan, Mualim Paygle, and Baghand Ghanagan areas of Farah district. According to Al-Emarah News, seven elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and ten wounded, as well as two pickups, two Kamaz trucks, and an armored vehicle destroyed.

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

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Sangin district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khakrez district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed an element of the Afghan National Army in Arghandab district.

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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