Syrian War Daily – 12th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 698th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

’Wrath of Olives Operation Room’ targeted with a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device a Turkey-backed Free Syrian Police’s checkpoint at the entrance to Al-Rai in northern Aleppo. According to reports, two policemen were killed and at least seven civilians wounded in the explosion.

Raqqa:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed a civilian in Al-Harami neighborhood of Raqqa city.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham conducted a raid targeting Islamic State’s sleeper cells in Al-Dana in northern Idlib. One element of the Islamic State was killed and seven were arrested in the raid. However, one civilian was also killed as a result of clashes between the two.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces made additional advances against the Islamic State in Al-Baghouz in eastern Deir al-Zour. The advances were focused on the outskirts and Al-Khanafirah neighborhood.

Approximate situation around Al-Baghouz. Source: Suriyak

Al-Suwayda:

Unknown gunmen kidnapped a civilian near Hamoud Harb school in the city of Al-Suwayda.

Libya

Derna:

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

Libyan National Army arrested a commander of the ‘Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna’, Hafez al-Dabaa (Abu Ayoub) in the Old City area of Derna city.

Afghanistan

Takhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded ten elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban), as well as cleared the villages of Khamadan, Hassam al-Deen, and Tajik in Khwaja Ghar district.

Badghis Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded 16 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Ab Kamari district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran three Afghan National Security Forces’ checkpoints in Akazo area of Murghab district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 12 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed in the encounters. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and four were wounded in the same encounters. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized four PK machine guns and five rifles from the checkpoints.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qarabagh and Andar district.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ post in Surkh Sang area of Arghandab district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 15 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and an armored personnel carrier destroyed in the encounter.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Bailory, Loy Manda, and Naqel Abad areas of Nad Ali district.

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

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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