Syrian War Daily – 9th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 695th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested a former commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Al-Firqat al-Shamiya, Alaa Mahimid from his home in the village of Maar Tahroma. Mahimid was arrested on unknown charges.

Approximate situation in Idlib governorate, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Rr016

Al-Suwayda:

Unknown gunmen reportedly kidnapped a Syrian Arab Army’s officer, Captain Ghassan Jamil Omran and two recruits in western Al-Suwayda.

Libya

Awbari:

Libyan National Army’s 177th Battalion denied yesterday’s reports about its withdrawal from Awbari city. The battalion also added that they killed 13 and wounded around a dozen of militia elements that attacked its headquarters in the city.

Murzuq:

Yesterday’s air raids by the Libyan Air Force on the positions of the Chadian opposition-affiliated militias near the city of Murzuq reportedly killed around ten elements.

Afghanistan

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as destroyed three vehicles in Waghaz, Qarabagh, and Ghazni districts.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Garmsir and Nahri Saraj districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan Local Police in Tangano Godar area of Nawa-I-Barakzayi district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 36 and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two fighting positions and a vehicle in Shah Wali Kot district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Army’s vehicle, killing and wounding three soldiers in Jogram area of 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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