Syrian War Daily – 15th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 701st installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device wounded a Turkish commander of Ansar al-Islam, Abu al-Nour in the village of Kafr Aruq in northern Idlib.

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

Homs:

Islamic State’s improvised explosive device reportedly wounded three elements of the Syrian Arab Army near Awird dam in eastern Homs.

Libya

Al-Zawiyah:

Unknown gunmen kidnapped 14 Tunisian nationals on their way towards work at Al-Zawiyah Refinery. According to reports, the gunmen demand the release of a Libyan prisoner in Tunisia in exchange for the kidnapped individuals.

Khoms:

Katibat al-Barki, operating in Tarhuna city, announced its dissolution and hand over of its weaponry to local forces inTarhuna.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) ambushed a group of Afghan Local Police’s elements in Gurziwan district. Two elements of the Afghan Local Police were reportedly killed and two wounded in the ambush.

Urozgan Province:

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

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed an element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Nahri Saraj district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and destroyed an Afghan Nation Army’s armored personnel carrier in Seydano area of Jerashk district.

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

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ military base in Shorabak district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 23 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed in the encounter.

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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