Syrian War Daily – 30th of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 654th 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, three elements of Faylaq al-Sham and two wounded in the operation.

Raqqa:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed one and wounded two individuals near the city of Tell Abyad in northern Raqqa.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly captured Al-Kishma from the Islamic State and continued advancing on Al-Shafaah. Syrian Democratic Forces also made advances on Baghouz Fawqani front near the border with Iraq.

Syrian Democratic Forces’ Media Center released a report regarding today’s engagements with the Islamic State in the governorate;

Our forces launched an attack on terrorist positions in Hajin town and its environs where violent clashes broke out, resulted in killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

On another side of this axis, the terrorist organization targeted the positions of our forces through snipers and mortars, but our fighters responded strongly to the sources of fire, forcing them to retreat and stop their targeting.

Our fighters also launched an attack on another front of this axis, and advanced, and were able to establish a number of points, amid fierce raids by the International Alliance on the sites and fortifications of terrorists.

Our military engineering teams have begun dismantling and removing the mines planted by the terrorist organization in the area.

The intermittent clashes continued on most fronts of this axis.

Final Outcome of clashes:

– Number of terrorists killed: 4 / terrorists.

– Terrorist losses: destruction of 14 sites of terrorists, destruction of 3 mortar positions .

– Number of strikes which launched by International Alliance aircraft: / 24 / air strike.

Approximate situation in eastern Deir al-Zour. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Damascus:

Unknown gunmen reportedly killed a civilian and two elements of the Syrian Arab Army at a checkpoint in the city of Arbeen near Damascus.

Al-Quneitra:

Syrian Arab Army arrested a former commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Quneitra Military Council, Abu Hassan al-Asha and three former fighters of the same formation in the village of Ghadir al-Bustan in southern Al-Quneitra. Al-Asha and the three other individuals all signed a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian government earlier this year.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 19 and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed three vehicles and a motorcycle in Dawlat Abad and Qaysar districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Baghlan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nahrin district.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed and wounded five elements of the Afghan National Police, as well as destroyed an armored vehicle in Tarinkot district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Police’s checkpoint in Seydano area of Khas Urozgan. Six elements of the Afghan National Police were reportedly killed in the encounter.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s post in Leali Killi area of Shah Joy district. Three elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and three wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized seven assault rifles, an RPG launcher, and a PK machine gun from the post.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed seven fighting positions and defused 11 improvised explosive devices in Marjah and Lashkar Gah districts.

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:

If you would like to support Syrian War Daily, please consider whitelisting or turning off your ad blocking software on the website.

Intellectual credited property used may vary from an edition to edition.

Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments section below, constructive criticism is welcomed.

Syrian War Daily is looking for individuals willing to contribute to the project. If you are interested in contributing, please fill out the form on this page.

For those of you interested, you can follow us on an official Twitter account @SyrianWarDaily, or me personally on my twitter @joskobaric where I occasionally tweet some things.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s