Syrian War Daily – 22nd of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 708th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


‘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;

Afrin Liberation Forces continue to carry out military operations against the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries in Afrin and its surrounding leaving more killed and wounded in the ranks of the mercenaries.

On February 20th, the forces blasted an explosive devise at a column of al-Sultan Morad mercenaries in Shera district in Afrin canton as the vehicle was completely destroyed and five mercenaries got wounded, the status of two of them is critical and their ID was known, they are the mercenary Fuad Mostafa and Jassem Shehhoud.


Approximate situation around Manbij. Source: Suriyak


Syrian Arab Army destroyed a vehicle of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Izza with an anti-tank guided missile near the city of Al-Lataminah in northern Hama. Two elements of Jaysh al-Izza, including a commander were killed and three elements were wounded in the encounter.


Syrian Arab Army released a former commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Muetaz, Fadi al-Assami, after he was arrested on unknown charges at a checkpoint between Dael and Tafas on the 5th of November 2018.


Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Qarabagh district.

Urozgan Province:

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 13 and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Maywand district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News claimed that the group overran the administration center of Maruf district, as well as nearby installations from the Afghan National Security Forces.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive devices destroyed two Afghan National Security Forces’ armored vehicles in Kalancheki and Garmawok areas of Maywand district.


CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.

Amaq Agency:


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