Syrian War Daily – 23rd of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 647th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

‘Afrin Liberation Forces’ (Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê) released a new statement announcing an operation against the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in northern Aleppo. According to the statement, two elements of Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) were killed and one wounded in the operation. Full statement released by the group;

Special teams continue to carry out more special military operations in new ways against the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in the area of ​​Afrin and its surroundings.

On the evening of December 22, our fighters targeted a military vehicle carrying Turkish National Army mercenaries in the vicinity of Kiljbreen town in Azzaz area in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where two mercenaries were killed and another seriously injured in addition to destruction of a vehicle.

Idlib:

Turkish Border Guards / Gendarmerie (Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı) reportedly killed two individuals from Daraa as they attempted to illegally enter Turkey near Darkush in northern Idlib.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly captured Abu al-Khatir near Hajin from the Islamic State, as the two continue clashing over nearby Abu Hassan village.

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

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 22 and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Shirin Tagab district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s sniper killed an element of the Afghan National Army in Almar district.

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Jaji Aryoub district.

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed three and wounded four elements of the Afghan National Army in Chilgazy area of Sang Atish district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 37 and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Gelan, Andar, and Qarabagh districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Paktika Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and arrested three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as seized several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Barmal and Sar Hawza districts.

Afghan National Police’s element surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Jani Khel district.

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Zahir Shahi Makhtab area of Kandahar 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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