Syrian War Daily – 24th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 710th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

‘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;

Our fighters continue to carry out operations against Turkish-backed terrorists in and around Afrin.

One of our units carried out a bombing operation against a vehicle carrying Turkish-backed Firqat al-Hamza terrorists in the area between villages of Basoufan and Barj Haidar in town of Sherawa on February 23. The vehicle was destroyed and 3 terrorists were heavily injured in the operation.

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device killed a commander of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army’s Firqat al-Sultan Murad (Sultan Murad Division), Major Anwar Hassan, as he was attempting to dismantle the explosive device near the village of Mishla.

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Approximate situation around Manbij. Source: Suriyak

Raqqa:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device wounded two civilians in Al-Taminat district of Raqqa city.

Idlib:

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device wounded a civilian in the city of Idlib.

Hama:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device reportedly killed more than 20 civilians in Wadi al-Azib area in eastern Hama, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Afghanistan

Takhar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Dashti Qala and Khwaja Ghar districts. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed two and wounded two elements of the Afghan Local Police in Khwaja Ghar district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed an ammunition cache in Qarabagh and Waghaz districts.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and destroyed two motorcycles in Sangin and Nad Ali districts.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Yakchal area of Nahri Saraj 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 seven and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and three motorcycles and defused seven improvised explosive devices in Maywand 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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