Syrian War Daily – 25th of January 2019

Hello and welcome to the 680th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Free Syrian Army’s Liwa al-Shamal (Northern Brigade) arrested a cell consisting of two individuals in the city of Al-Rai in northern Aleppo. The cell is accused of planting and detonating a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in Al-Rai, which killed and wounded several civilians. Liwa al-Shamal also found several improvised explosive devices during the arrest of the individuals.

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device wounded three elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces on a road towards the city of Raqqa.

Homs:

Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra (Revolutionary Commando Army) arrested its former spokesman, Muhammad Mustafa al-Jarrah, after he was detained by several locals for reportedly raping a 10 year old girl in the Al-Rukban refugee camp on the border between Syria and Jordan. Jaysh Maghawir al-Thawra also confirmed its separation from Al-Jarrah and issued a decision to stop paying for his services until the investigation is over.

Deir al-Zour:

Islamic State made more advances in Baghouz Fawqani against the Syrian Democratic Forces, after a counterattack. According to reports, the Islamic State now controls around half of Baghouz Fawqani.

Islamic State’s Amaq Agency stated that seven elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed during clashes in the vicinity of Baghouz Fawqani village in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Approximate situation around Marashida and Bahouz. Source: Suriyak

Afghanistan

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic State in Khogyani and Chaparhar districts.

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

Maidan Wardak Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Saydabad district.

Herat Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly cleared the villages of Kareem Abad, Buria Baf, and Zaman Abad in Obe and Pashtun Zarghun districts from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s presence.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and arrested four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed five fighting positions, a motorcycle, and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Jerashk, Nahri Saraj, and Sangin districts.

Two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan infiltrated an Afghan National Polices’ checkpoints in Tangano Godar area of Nawa-I-Barakzayi district. The two infiltrators reportedly killed seven elements of the Afghan National Police before linking up with the nearby Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s elements.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive devices destroyed three Afghan National Army’s armored personnel carriers in Kala Shamir and Mama Karez areas of Maywand 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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