Syrian War Daily – 25th of February 2019

Hello and welcome to the 711th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Idlib:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery and the Syrian Arab Air Force targeted Al-Habit, Khan Sheikhoun, Khan al-Sabil, Bidama, Saraqib, Al-Tamanah, Al-Khuwayn, and Umm al-Khalakhil in southern Idlib. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), at least five civilians were killed and 11 wounded by the targeting of the aforementioned localities.

Unknown gunmen killed a commander of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Mohammed al-Awad and his brother Osama, who was also a member of the group. The two were killed near Tell Manas in southern Idlib.

Hama:

Rebel factions shelled Al-Saqlabiyah and Mahardah (Mhardeh) in northern Hama, reportedly killing one and wounding five civilians. Separately, the Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelled Kafr Nabudah, Kafr Zeita, Al-Lataminah, Al-Jabriyah, and Tell Hawash in northern Hama, reportedly killing one and wounding three civilians.

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

Deir al-Zour:

Unknown gunmen killed two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the village of Al-Jardhi in eastern Deir al-Zour.

Libya

Benghazi:

Libyan Red Crescent Society found and recovered two bodies in Qanfouda and Budzira areas of Benghazi city.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed one and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Qaysar district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly killed 12 and wounded six elements of the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as destroyed two vehicles in an attack near the administration center of Almar district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 16, wounded one, and arrested six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and a motorcycle in Deh Yak and Qarabagh districts.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 40 and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a training center, three hideouts, two vehicles, and two weapons depots and ammunition caches in Khas Urozgan and Tarinkot districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed 12 fighting positions in Sangin district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carrier, reportedly killing and wounding 15 elements in Charkhakayno Manda area.

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

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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