Syrian War Daily – 26th of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 650th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Syrian Arab Army continued amassing troops in Al-Arimah region west of Manbij, as a reported agreement between the army and the Syrian Democratic Forces regarding Manbij is still not implemented. According to reports, the Syrian Democratic Forces were supposed to hand over the city and its surroundings to the Syrian Arab Army. The agreement was allegedly delayed due to the presence of the United States Army in the city.

Improvised explosive device wounded a civilian on the road between Baei and Jindires in Afrin region.

Approximate situation around Manbij. Source: Suriyak

Latakia:

Operations room “Wa Harid al-Muminin” (And Incite the Believers) raided Syrian Arab Army and allies’ positions on Kinsaba front in Jabal al-Akrad region. Reports claimed that around 20 elements of the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces were killed and wounded in the raid.

Hama:

Syrian Arab Army’s targeting of Al-Masasneh village near Souran reportedly killed an element of the Free Syrian Army’s Free Idlib Army.

Deir al-Zour:

Unknown gunmen killed an element of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Al-Jaradi in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Damascus:

Syrian Arab News Agency released a larger report regarding the last night’s engagement between the Syrian air defenses and the Israeli Air Force west of Damascus. Full report released by the Syrian Arab News Agency;

A military source affirmed that the Syrian Air defenses intercepted hostile missiles launched by the Israeli warplanes from over the Lebanese territories and downed the majority of them before reaching their targets.

The source added that the Syrian air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by the Israeli warplanes from over the Lebanese territories and downed most of them before reaching their targets , affirming that the damages of the aggression were limited to a munition warehouse and the injury of three soldiers.

Earlier, SANA reporter said that the air defenses confronted a number of the hostile targets over the space of Damascus western countryside.

The reporter added that the aggression was carried out from over the Lebanese territories and a number of the hostile targets were downed.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) reportedly killed six and wounded 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in an attack on the administration center of Almar district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 46 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and three elements of the Islamic State in Khogyani, Bati Kot, Pachir Aw Agam, and Momand Dara districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

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

Logar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed ten elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Mohammad Agha district.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier, reportedly killing five elements in Mizan district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 27 and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Kajaki and Lashkar Gah districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Camp area of Marjah district.

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

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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