Syrian War Daily – 1st of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 715th 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 northern Aleppo. Full statement released by the group;

Our forces continue to carry out military operations against the Turkish occupation and mercenaries in Afrin and surroundings leaving more killed and wounded in the ranks of the mercenaries.

On February 27th, our forces blasted an explosive device at a gathering of the mercenaries of al-Sultan Morad on the road that links between Shera district and Sinka village, as two mercenaries got wounded seriously, and they are Mostafa Abu Ayham and Osama Jello.

On February 28th, our forces blasted an explosive devise at the headquarter of the so-called 9th Division in Rajo district as a mercenary was killed in the operation.

On February 28th, our forces blasted an explosive devise at a military vehicle carrying the mercenaries of Ahrar al-Sham on the road heading towards Telal al-Aneb in al-Bab area as the vehicle was completely destroyed and three mercenaries were killed.

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Approximate situation around Manbij. Source: Suriyak

Idlib:

Suicide bomber opened fire and blew himself up in a restaurant in Al-Dabit neighborhood of Idlib city. Several reports claimed that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s commanders were having a meeting in the restaurant. According to reports, nine civilians were killed and 18 were wounded by the explosion.

Libya

Murzuq:

Libyan National Army reportedly peacefully took over Umm al-Aranib area east of Murzuq. However, keep in mind that the same reports were falsely spread on the 11th of February.

Afghanistan

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 28 and wounded 22 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Arghandab district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and arrested ten elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Sangin district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan launched a large attack on Shorab airbase, with the group’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming that 70 elements of the United States Army and over 100 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were allegedly killed in the attack. Mujahid also claimed that 32 armored personnel carriers and other vehicles were destroyed, as well as several aircrafts and radars.

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

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 17 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shah Wali Kot district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

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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