Syrian War Daily – 31st of December 2018

Hello and welcome to the 655th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Unknown gunmen killed three and wounded four elements of the Turkey-backed Free Police at a checkpoint in Souran (Sawran), northern Aleppo. The police reportedly managed to kill one of the gunmen, while the remaining individuals fled from the area.

Hama:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelled Morek, Al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, Al-Zakat and Al-Janabira in northern Hama. According to reports, one civilian was killed and one wounded by the shelling of the aforementioned localities. Separately, rebel factions shelled the city of Mahardah in northern Hama, reportedly wounding two civilians, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.

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Situation in northern Hama. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Afghanistan

Badakhshan Province:

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

Maidan Wardak Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 25 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed six vehicles and three motorcycles in Saydabad district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Ghazni Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored vehicle, killing six soldiers in Andar district.

Paktika Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Haqqani Network and destroyed a motorcycle in Gomal district.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Khas Urozgan district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed two motorcycles in Nahri Saraj district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ post in Naqal Abad area of Nad Ali district. Seven elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were reportedly killed and two wounded, while two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized a PK machine gun, an RPG launcher, and four assault rifles from the post.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed five elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Kakhi Zarhi and Chinar areas of Shah Wali Kot 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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