Syrian War Daily – 10th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 696th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

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

Our forces continue to carry out military operations against soldiers and mercenaries of the Turkish occupation in Afrin and its surroundings, which resulted in more dead and wounded in the ranks of the occupation.

On February 08, one of our groups carried out an operation against a convoy of the Turkish occupation army consisting of four military vehicles, including two armored vehicles on the road of Ashkan village west of Janders, where clashes broke out between our fighters and Turkish soldier where our forces managed to kill one soldier and wound two others.

Raqqa:

Unknown gunmen wounded two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Asayîş (Security) in the village of Al-Barouda.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested a commander of Faylaq al-Sham’s Liwa Waetasimu, Ahmed Juha in the village of Al-Qana. Juha was reportedly arrested as he was leaving a meeting with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces made significant advances against the Islamic State on Al-Baghouz front in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Approximate situation in Al-Baghouz area. Source: Suriyak

Libya

Tripoli:

Unknown gunmen kidnapped the former mayor of Al-Andalus district, Najmuddin Hamza in the city of Tripoli.

Derna:

Libyan Red Crescent Society recovered three unidentified bodies from the Old City area in Derna city.

Awbari:

10 Battalions based in Awbari city (Three of them based in Al-Sharara field area) announced their support for the Libyan National Army against militias in southern Libya. The battalions also called on the Government of National Accord to not send any convoys to the south and stand with the Libyan National Army. The battalions that announced their support are; 134th Infantry Battalion, 42nd Infantry Battalion, 191st Infantry Battalion, 175th Infantry Battalion, 146th Infantry Battalion, 173rd Infantry Battalion, 193rd Infantry Battalion, 163rd Infantry Battalion, 159th Infantry Battalion, and 30th Infantry Battalion.

Libyan National Army clashed with the forces loyal to the Government of National Accord near Al-Fil oil field. The clashes between the two started after yesterday’s air raids by the Libyan Air Force over the field.

Afghanistan

Takhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Khawajah Bahawodin district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 22 and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two vehicles in Ab Band, Andar, Qarabagh, and Ghazni district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 24 and wounded nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly killed 12 and wounded around a dozen of elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Shamansoro area of Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six, wounded one, and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as cleared several several areas in Jerash, Washir, Sangin, Nahri Saraj, and Garmsir districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Security Forces’ convoy in Pohanthon area of Jerashk district. Ten elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and wounded, as well as an armored personnel carrier and a ranger destroyed in the encounter.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 12 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Maruf district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed an Afghan Local Police’s commander Abdul Wdood in Saperwan area of Panjwayi 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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