Syrian War Daily – 21st of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 645th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Improvised explosive device targeted the headquarters of the Free Syrian Army’s Liwa al-Sultan Muhammad al-Fatih (Fatih Sultan Mehmet Tugayı) near Marata road in the city of Afrin. The explosion caused material damage without reports about casualties.

Raqqa:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device wounded two civilians in the village of Al-Suwaidiyah in western Raqqa.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces continued clashing with the Islamic State in and around Hajin and Abu al-Khatir in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Approximate situation around Hajin. Source: Suriyak

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Three elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Khaibar and Qaysar districts.

Nangarhar Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle, killing four and wounding three soldiers in Ghani Khel 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 reportedly killed 16, wounded one, and arrested four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three vehicles and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Giro, Andar, and Ghazni districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Urozgan Province:

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

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted an Afghan National Army’s foot patrol, killing three soldiers in Tazi area of Shah Joy 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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