Syrian War Daily – 4th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 690th installment of the SWD. Starting from today, daily reports about Libya can be found after Syria’s section.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

‘Afrin Liberation Forces’ (Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê) released a new statement claiming that five elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed in two operations in northern Aleppo. Full statement released by the group;

Our forces continue to conduct special operations against the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in Afrin and its environs, inflicting massive losses to the occupation mercenaries.

On the February 2, our forces launched attacks starting from two sites of the Turkish occupation mercenaries in the village of Tel Maled in the city of Mara’ in the northern countryside of Aleppo, where violent clashes broke out between our forces and the mercenaries, where 5 mercenaries were killed and 2 sites were destroyed in addition to seizing a Kalashnikov.

Raqqa:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed one and wounded one child in Al-Badu neighborhood of Raqqa city.

Al-Hasakah:

Improvised explosive device killed one and wounded several elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Al-Subai.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces released a statement announcing that its forces managed to arrest three foreign elements of the Islamic State in eastern Deir al-Zour. Full statement released by the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Media Center;

Our forces are still going on to complete its campaign to finish ISIS terrorist organization in the countryside of Dair Al-Zor, aiming to liberate people from the terrorism. However, the terrorist organization of ISIS attempt to reorganize itself and leak into back front-lines and activating the hidden terrorist groups as an reaction of SDF advances, meanwhile our forces work on many different levels including implementing accurate security missions based on the available data and information, it also arrests many terrorist members and fail their criminal plans.

Our forces implemented two special operations Based on available information and follow up on 25-jan \1 feb 2019, where they arrested 3 foreign terrorists, so-called immigrants within ISIS terrorist organization, the terrorists are:

Husain Fardid, known as: Abu-Al-Waleed Al-Musri, belongs to Egyptian nationality.

Salem Al-Shamarani, known as Abu Zubair Al-Janoubi, belongs to Saudi Arabian nationality.

Marten Limiki, known as Abu Zakaria Al-Almani, Known as German Nationality.

As Al-Jazeera Storm Campaign get close to an end, we will continue following the terrorists and their hidden groups via arresting, moreover, we will aware the public opinion about all the details related to those terrorists.

SDF-Media Center

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

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army arrested several former elements of the Free Syrian Army, including a commander of Ahfad al-Rasul, Tariq al-Alaw in the city of Inkhil. Al-Alaw was reportedly arrested on charges of cooperating with Israel.

Libya

Benghazi:

Three children were wounded by a hand grenade near Al-Sadriyah hospital in Al-Kwayfiya at northeastern outskirts of Benghazi city. The hand grenade exploded as the children attempted to interact with it.

Derna:

Libyan National Army killed one of the most prominent commanders of the ‘Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna’, Jaber Al-Mabrouk Mohammed Abbas Al-Mismari, during the army’s operations against remaining sleeper cells in the Old City of Derna. Al-Mismari was part of Katibat Abu Salim in 2011 and then became a security official in the ‘Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna’ in December of 2014.

Libyan National Army’s 106th Brigade announced that five of its elements were killed and ten wounded during clashes with the sleeper cells in the Old City of Derna. Similarly, the army’s 73rd Infantry Brigade stated that four of its elements were killed and one wounded during the same clashes in Derna.

Sabha:

6th Infantry Brigade belonging to the Government of National Accord announced withdrawal from its headquarters in Sabha city due to a lack of support from the government. The withdrawal was announced by the brigade’s commander, Hamed al-Tayibi.

Murzuq:

Libyan Air Force conducted two air raids against the Chadian opposition and allied militias in and around Murzuq city. The raids came after armed groups were spotted on the desert road between Umm al-Aranib and Murzuq. Reports claimed that four civilians were killed and 22 wounded by the two air raids. The same reports also claimed that the Libyan National Army is amassing trops in Ghadwa area, in preparations to conduct additional operations in the region.

Afghanistan

Balkh Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) Al-Emarah News stated that 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces defected to the group in Chahar Bolak district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Waghaz district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed two elements of the Afghan National Army near a military base in Deh Yak district.

Nimruz Province:

Three elements of the Afghan National Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Delaram district.

Zabul Province:

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

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed six fighting positions and defused 14 improvised explosive devices in Garmsir, Sangin, Jerashk, and Lashkar Gah districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed and wounded four elements of the Afghan National Police in an attack on a checkpoint in Bazar area of Jerashk district.

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 device destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carrier in Sar Khobaib area of Shah Wali Kot 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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