Syrian War Daily – 19th of January 2019

Hello and welcome to the 674th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Improvised explosive device killed an element of the Free Syrian Army’s Faylaq al-Rahman near the village of Maryamin in Afrin region.

Raqqa:

Syrian Democratic Forces’ Internal Security Forces arrested two individuals at Al-Kantari checkpoint north of Raqqa city. The individuals were arrested on charges of belonging to the Islamic State, after the forces found pictures showing elements of the Islamic State and other group-related materials on their mobile phones.

Al-Hasakah:

Unknown gunmen killed a civilian near the village of Ghazal in rural Al-Qamishli, after he was abducted around two weeks ago. The gunmen reportedly asked for a ransom of $100,000.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device exploded in a vehicle of the Free Syrian Army’s Faylaq al-Sham in Al-Qusur neighborhood of Idlib city. Reports suggest that one civilian was killed, as well as a commander of Faylaq al-Sham and five civilians wounded in the incident.

Deir al-Zour:

Approximate situation in eastern Deir al-Zour. Source: SyriaInfo

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

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

Balkh Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated that the group cleared 24 villages in Tanch and Chakan areas of Kishindih district from the Afghan National Security Forces’s presence. Mujahid also stated that 32 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces defected to the group in Andarab area of Kishindih district.

Nangarhar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Police’s checkpoints in Waziro Tangi area of Khogyani district. Nine elements of the Afghan National Police were killed and eight wounded in the encounters.

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

Badghis Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 48 and wounded 28 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed 19 vehicles and defused two improvised explosive devices in Ab Kamari district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Security Forces’ convoy in Band Sharam area of Ab Kamari district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, five armored vehicles were destroyed, as well as 19 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces killed and wounded in the attack.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and defused five improvised explosive devices in Shah Joy district.

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive devices destroyed two Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carriers in Arghandab district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Nesh 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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