Syrian War Daily – 20th of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 644th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Free Syrian Army reportedly repelled Syrian Arab Army’s infiltration attempts near the villages of Harbel and Sheikh issa in northern Aleppo.

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Approximate situation in northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Idlib:

Two improvised explosive devices wounded two civilians in the village of Afs in eastern Idlib.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly captured Qalaat neighborhood at the southern outskirts of Hajin city from the Islamic State. However, clashes between the two erupted in Abu al-Khatir, which is currently contested.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 15 and wounded 13 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Dawlat Abad district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Security Forces’ checkpoints in Qaysar district. Nine elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and ten wounded, while one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and two wounded in the encounters.

Kunar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Asmar district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed an element of the Islamic State in Deh Bala (Haska Meyna) district.

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 wounded seven and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Giro and Khwaja Omar districts.

Paktika Province:

Two elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Jani Khel district.

Urozgan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Police in Zartali area of Deh Rawud district.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan 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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