Syrian War Daily – 15th of January 2019

Hello and welcome to the 670th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Over a dozen of battalions operating in western Aleppo and Idlib governorate released statements announcing that they are joining Faylaq al-Sham. Some of the battalions that joined Faylaq al-Sham are; Katibat Thuwar al-Sham (Al-Atarib), Katibat Biyaraq al-Islam (Al-Atarib), Katibat Suqour al-Islam (Huraytan), Katibat al-Shahid Dibo Ismail (Huraytan), Katibat Ansar al-Haq (Huraytan), Katibat Jund Allah (Huraytan), Katibat al-Shahid Yamin Ghayath (Maarat Misreen), Katibat Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamea (Maarat Misreen), Katibat al-Tawhid, Katibat Saed bin Meadh (Zardana), Katibat Al-Qassam (Al-Dana), Katibat Shuhada Awijal (western Aleppo), Katibat Ahrar Awijal (western Aleppo), Katibat Shuhada Hurr (western Aleppo), Katibat Ainjara (western Aleppo), Katibat Ansar al-Sunnah (Bayanoun), and Katibat Ahrar Kafr Bassin (western Aleppo).

Hama:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham met with military leaders of Jaysh al-Nasr, Jaysh al-Nukhba, Faylaq al-Sham, and Al-Firqat al-Awla, in order to strengthen the frontline with the Syrian Arab Army and allies in northern Hama, following Ahrar al-Sham’s expected evacuation from the region towards northern Aleppo. The sides reportedly agreed on strengthening the frontline from Qalaat al-Madiq to Tell al-Hammamiyat.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly captured most of Al-Susah from the Islamic State, as clashes between the two still continue in the southern part of the locality.

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

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Satellite image of approximate situation around Al-Susah, HD version can be found here. Source: Peter Bucci

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Two elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Yak Bagha area of Qaysar district.

Laghman Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven, wounded eight, and arrested one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Alishang district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded ten elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Muqur and Qarabagh districts.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shah Joy district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed two elements of the Afghan National Army and seized a vehicle and two assault rifles in an ambush in Bazar area of Shah Joy district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle in Garmsir, Nahri Saraj, and Marjah districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed two elements of the Afghan National Police in Sara Godar area of Lashkar Gah 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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