Hello and welcome to the 665th installment of the SWD.
Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:
‘Afrin Liberation Forces’ (Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê) released a new statement claiming that five elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in Afrin region. Full statement released by the group;
Our fighters continue to carry out more operations against the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries in Afrin and around it. In this context, our fighters carried out two separate operations on 9 January, one in Afrin and the other in Azaz area. The details of the operations are as follows:
On 9 January, our fighters carried out a qualitative operation against a Turkish armored vehicle stationed in the village of Kubla in Şêrawa district, where the armored vehicle was destroyed and a Turkish soldier was killed and two other soldiers were wounded.
On 9 January, our fighters carried out another operation against one of the military vehicles of the Turkish occupation mercenaries in the vicinity of the town of Kiljibrin in Azaz area. The vehicle was destroyed, four mercenaries were killed and another mercenary was seriously wounded. The mercenaries’ ID’s were identified as Hussein Alo, Yaser Ameq, Marwan Abdul Rahman and Mohammed Al Ashqar.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir’s (National Liberation Front) reached a ceasefire agreement in the governorate. According to the agreement, both sides will remove barriers and reopen all roads, as well as exchange prisoners. However, the most important point of the agreement is that all of Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir-held areas will be governed by the Syrian Salvation Government.
Free Idlib Police released a statement announcing its dissolution in the governorate and handover of its assets to local councils. The statement was issued after Hayat Tahrir al-Sham raided and captured a police station in the village of Al-Ghadafa, and after the aforementioned ceasefire agreement was reached. Free Idlib Police previously faced pressure and regular threats to dissolve itself by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.
Syrian Democratic Forces fully captured the village of Al-Shafaa in eastern Deir al-Zour from the Islamic State.
Free Syrian Army’s Tajammu Shuhada al-Sharqiya released a statement announcing destruction of a Syrian Democratic Forces’ Humvee in the village of Al-Huraiji. According to the statement, four elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed in the explosion.
Approximate situation around Al-Shafaa. Source: Suriyak
Unknown gunmen assassinated the mayor of Al-Yadudah village, Mohammed Ahmed al-Munjar.
Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 20 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed a vehicle and three motorcycles in Chimtal district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly seized control of six Afghan National Security Forces’ posts in Chahar Bolak district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group seized an Afghan National Security Forces’ military base and two posts in Pul-e Khomri district. According to Al-Emarah, 31 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed, five wounded, and two captured in the encounters. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were also killed.
Islamic State reportedly captured five villages in Korangal Valley of Dara-I-Pech district, including the villages of Kalaygak, Chechal and Xsarayshaal.
Islamic State’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s fuel truck near the city of Jalalabad, capital of Nangarhar Province.
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
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran three Afghan National Security Forces’ checkpoints in Ab Kamari district and two checkpoints in Qul Ustaz area of Muqur district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 39 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and 18 wounded in the encounters. Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan were killed and five wounded in the same encounters, according to Al-Emarah.
Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qarabagh district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device targeted an Afghan National Army’s armored vehicle, reportedly killing seven elements in the city of Ghazni.
Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 38 and wounded 11 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle, a motorcycle, and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Deh Rawud and Tarinkot districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Arghandab district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carrier, killing one and wounding two elements in Ishaqzi Manda area of Shahr-e Safa district.
Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 11 and wounded 12 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two motorcycles and seven kilograms (15 pounds) of opium in Musa Qala district.
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