Syrian War Daily – 7th of January 2019

Hello and welcome to the 662nd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device wounded an element of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Asayîş (Security) on the road between Al-Kantari and Salouk (Sulok) in northern Raqqa.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham took control of the village of Hazano in northern Idlib, after an agreement with local authorities. According to the agreement, the village will be governed by the Syrian Salvation Government and local fighters will have to stay neutral in clashes between Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army.

Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir’s (National Liberation Front) Ahrar al-Sham and Suqour al-Sham closed all of the entrances to the city of Maarat al-Numaan, besides the road which links the city to Ariha. The entrances were closed in fears of a Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s attack on the locality, as the group has sent convoys and started amassing troops near the locality.

Hama:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelled the vicinity of Al-Zakah village in northern Hama, reportedly wounding one element of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Izza.

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Approximate situation in northern Hama. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 69 and wounded five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed a weapons depot in Almar and Qurghan districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Parwan Province:

Three elements of the Afghan National Army defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shinwari district.

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group overran four Afghan National Security Forces’ checkpoints in Ghar Chaga area of Qadis district. According to Al-Emarah, 19 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and five wounded in the encounters. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and five were wounded in the same encounters.

Urozgan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier, killing four elements in Khas Urozgan district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 20 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Musa Qala, Nahri Saraj, Marjah, and Kajaki districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s post in Marjah district. Seven elements of the Afghan National Army were reportedly killed and an armored personnel carrier destroyed in the encounter.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three weapons depots and ammunition caches and 400 kilograms (881 pounds) of explosive materials in Shah Wali Kot district.. The forces also found and defused 11 improvised explosive devices.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carrier in Kala Shamir area of Maywand district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed five elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Maywand and Nesh districts.

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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