Syrian War Daily – 27th of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 651st installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Improvised explosive device wounded a civilian in the city of Manbij in northern Aleppo.

Raqqa:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed a civilian near the village of Ajaj in western Raqqa.

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that an improvised explosive device killed two and wounded one element of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Al-Shahir in Al-Karama subdistrict.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly captured Abu Hassan near Hajin from the Islamic State, as the two sides continue clashing in the nearby areas.

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

Damascus:

The United Arab Emirates reopened its embassy in the city of Damascus. The embassy was closed in 2011.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Dawlat Abad district.

Nangarhar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted an Afghan National Army’s armored vehicle, reportedly killing three and wounding two soldiers in Bati Kot 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 killed 11 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and seized several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Qarabagh district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed an Afghan National Army’s convoy in Qarabagh district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, four elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and five wounded, as well as three military vehicles destroyed in the ambush.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Jerashk district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers reportedly killed 11 and wounded two elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nari Pol, Shawal, and Parchawi areas of Nad Ali 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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