Syrian War Daily – 13th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 699th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Improvised explosive device wounded four elements of the Free Syrian Army’s Firqat al-Hamza on the road between Al-Bab and Daghlbash.

Hama:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device wounded a civilian in Wadi al-Azeb near Al-Salamiyah city.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces made additional advances in Al-Bahgouz Fawqani against the Islamic State and now control almost all of the locality, as the latter is confined to only several buildings and several dozens of tents. According to reports, at least 50 elements of the Islamic State with their families surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Approximate situation around Al-Baghouz Fawqani. Source: Suriyak

Daraa:

Syrian Arab Army reportedly arrested the head of Al-Hara’s local council, Mamoun Balili and his brother Ibrahim. Separately, the Syrian Arab Army arrested the former commander of Ansar al-Islam, Issa Abu al-Sal in the city of Nawa. Al-Sal joined the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division after signing a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian government.

Left over improvised explosive device killed two civilians and two elements of the Syrian Arab Army in the village of Adwan. The explosion occurred as the two elements attempted to dismantle the improvised explosive device, after being notified about it by the civilians.

Libya

Derna:

Libyan Red Crescent Society recovered 35 unidentified bodies from the Old City area in Derna city. Among the bodies found in the Old City are bodies of the spokesman of the ‘Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna’, Mohammed al-Mansouri al-Obeidi, and the body of an emir of the former Ansar al-Sharia, Issam Saad al-Hariri al-Mansouri.

Awbari:

189th Infantry Battalion under the command of Colonel Mohammed Habib Kali announced its support for the Libyan National Army and handed over Awbari gas station to the army.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Dawlat Abad district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan took over an Afghan National Security Forces’ military base and surrounding areas, after the latter retreated from the base in Qozby Kala and Kuhna Bazar areas.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Qaysar and Shirin Tagab districts.

Takhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Dashti Qala district.

Laghman Province:

Afghan National Security Forces wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Alingar district.

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Akazo area of Murghab district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Giro and Andar districts.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Top Pul area 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 four and wounded ten elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in 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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