Syrian War Daily – 16th of January 2019

Hello and welcome to the 671st installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Islamic Suicide’s suicide bomber targeted a restaurant in the city of Manbij, during a meeting between Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (People’s Protection Units) with officials from the United States and France. According to reports, four elements of the United States Army were killed and three wounded, as well as around 15 civilians killed and 20 wounded in the explosion. Two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Manbij Military Council were also reported as killed in the explosion.

Six more battalions operating in western Aleppo released statements announcing that they are joining Faylaq al-Sham. The battalions that joined Faylaq al-Sham are; Liwa Ahrar Darat Izza, Katibat Saraya al-Shahba (Kafr Hamra), Katibat al-Mourabitoun (Huraytan), Katibat Ahfad Aisha (Tell Musaybin), Katibat Hurras al-Aqsa (Huraytan), and Katibat al-Wathiq Biallah (Mallah).

Approximate situation around Manbij. Source: Suriyak

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device wounded four civilians in the village of Iblin in Ariha subdistrict of Idlib.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Gurziwan district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and targeted with improvised explosive devices an Afghan National Army’s convoy in Tapa Qushlaq area of Khwaja Sahib Posh district. According to reports, 20 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and wounded, as well as four armored personnel carriers destroyed in the ambush.

Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as cleared four villages from the group’s presence in Chahar Bolak district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly killed nine and wounded two elements of the Afghan Local Police in an attack on a checkpoint in Bangla area of Chimtal district.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed 17 vehicles and motorcycles in Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed a vehicle in Nahri Saraj and Nad Ali 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:

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