Syrian War Daily – 16th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 702nd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Idlib:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelled Khan Sheikhun and Maarat al-Numaan in southern Idlib. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), five civilians were killed and 23 wounded by the shelling.

Hama:

Rebel forces’ artillery shelled Al-Suqaylabiyah and Mahardah Power Plant in northern Hama. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, three civilians were wounded by the shelling.

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Approximate situation in northern Hama. Source: Syrian Civil War Map

Daraa:

Unknown gunmen wounded two elements of the Syrian Arab Army at a checkpoint between Kafr Shams and Deir al-Adas in northern Daraa.

Libya

Al-Zawiyah:

Katibat Fursan Janzur belonging to the ‘Government of National Accord’ closed the road between Tripoli and Al-Zawiyah after unknown gunmen killed an element belonging to the group in the region.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

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

Takhar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly killed seven and wounded ten elements of the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as destroyed two armored vehicles in Dashti Qala district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed ten and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed three motorcycles in Qarabagh and Andar districts.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 34 and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khas Urozgan and Tarinkot districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Marjah 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 10 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shorabak district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed and killed an Afghan National Army’s commander Wazir in the city of Kandahar.

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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