Syrian War Daily – 29th of January 2019

Hello and welcome to the 684th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device wounded five civilians in Al-Mahata neighborhood of Raqqa city.

Idlib:

Suicide attacker targeted the center of the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-affiliated Syrian Salvation Government in the city of Idlib. Two guards were reportedly wounded in the attack. The suicide attacker was a female reportedly belonging to the Islamic State.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham entered and briefly took over several important buildings from Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) in the city of Maarat al-Numaan. However, the group reached an agreement with the local council regarding the demilitarization of the city. Both Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir handed over their points in the city to the local council.

Deir al-Zour:

Approximate situation between Marashida and Baghouz Fawqani. Source: Peter Bucci

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ armored vehicle in Faizabad area of Shirin Tagab district.

Nangarhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic State in Khogyani district.

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:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Army’s post near Qadis district’s administration center. Two elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and three wounded in the encounter. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized two motorcycles and a rifle from the post.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Andar district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 14 and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two fighting positions and a motorcycle in Sangin, Jerashk, Nahri Saraj districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers wounded four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Haji Zarif Kosa area of Lashkar Gah district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Maywand 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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