Syrian War Daily – 8th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 694th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


‘Afrin Liberation Forces’ (Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê) released a new statement claiming that the group conducted several operations against the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in Afrin region. Full statement released by the group;

Our forces continue to target the Turkish occupation soldiers and their mercenaries, including on 6 and 7 of February, our forces carried out a series of special military operations targeted mercenaries of the Turkish occupation in the areas of Janders and Shirawa of Afrin canton and the detailed information on these operations are as follows:

On February 6, one of our groups detonated an explosive device in a vehicle carrying the mercenary Ghanem Khalaf, nicknamed Abu al-Hakam, the military commander of Jaish al-Sharqiyah mercenaries in Janders district, where he was wounded and the military vehicle was destroyed.

On February 6, our forces detonated an explosive device in one of the military vehicles belonging to mercenaries of Ferqet al-Hamza on the road of Basutah village of ​​Shirawa district. Three mercenaries were injured. They were identified as Ali al-Saleh al-Dibs, Ahmad Haboush and Ayham al-Muhammad.

On February 7, our forces carried out a sniper attack on one of the mercenaries of Ferqet al-Hamza in Kimara village of ​​Shirawa district, where he was seriously wounded.

On February 7, our forces targeted a group of mercenaries of Ferqet al-Hamza of Kafr Nebo village, in ​​Shirawa district, where two mercenaries were wounded.


Syrian Democratic Forces reportedly arrested four individuals suspected of belonging to the Islamic State in the villages of Raqqa al-Samra, Al-Hamam, and Hawi al-Hawa.


Syrian Arab Army reportedly closed the crossing between Morek – Souran in northern Hama for unknown reasons.

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed seven civilians in the vicinity of Wadi al-Atheeb in eastern Hama.


Approximate situation in northern Hama. Source: Syrian Civil War Map



Security forces in the city of Misrata arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda figure, Abdul Qader Azzouz in the city. Azzouz fled from Derna to Misrata and was transferred to Tripoli after he was arrested.


Libyan National Army reportedly finished military operations in the Old City area of Derna city. The army moved to combing and clearing stages, with reports that clashes with besieged militants still continue in several buildings.


Libyan National Army’s 177th Battalion reportedly withdrew from Tindi camp in the city of Awbari after yesterday’s clashes with the militias in the city.


Libyan Air Force conducted three air raids targeting positions of the Chadian opposition-affiliated militias near the city of Murzuq.

Forces of the Government of National Accord allegedly regained positions from the Libyan National Army in Al-Sharara field. However, the field should be considered as disputed between the two until more evidence emerges about who controls it.


Ghazni Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) ambushed a group of Afghan National Army’s soldiers, killing two and wounding one soldier in Ghazni district.

Paktia Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Zurmat district.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Deh Rawud district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 15, wounded two, and arrested five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nad Ali district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Police in Nawrozo Killi and Loy Manda areas of Nad Ali 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 five, wounded two, and arrested one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Arghistan and Maruf districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed one and wounded two elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Zangitan area of Shah Wali Kot district.


CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.

Amaq Agency:


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