Syrian War Daily – 2nd of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 716th 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;

On March 1, our forces targeted two points of concentration of the mercenaries of Ferqet al-Motasem of the Turkish occupation in the vicinity of the village of Kiljbreen of Azaz area, where clashes broke out between our forces and mercenaries, during which eight mercenaries were killed. After that, a group of mercenaries tried to intervene to recover the bodies and the wounded. Our forces targeted an improvised explosive device, the military vehicle that was carrying them destroyed resulted in killing 4 mercenaries and injuring three others during the operation.

As a result of the operations, at least 12 mercenaries were killed and 3 wounded.

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham publicly executed ten elements of the Islamic State in front of a restaurant in Al-Dabit neighborhood of Idlib city. The execution took place in front of the same restaurant where a suicide attack took place yesterday. Reports claimed that Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s commanders were having a meeting in the restaurant during the attack.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by the United States Army’s artillery and the CJTF-OIR restarted their operations against the Islamic State in Al-Baghouz area. According to reports, the Syrian Democratic Forces made limited advances and took over six points from the Islamic State.

Approximate situation around Al-Baghouz. Source: Suriyak

Libya

Murzuq:

Libyan National Army reportedly peacefully took over Al-Qatroun area, south of Murzuq.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 14 and wounded 15 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Pashtun Kot and Qaysar districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ military base in Arkalik area of Qaysar district, reportedly killing 17 and wounding 21 elements in the process.

Three elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Qaysar and Bandar districts.

Sar-e Pol Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Sancharak district.

Badghis Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six and wounded nine elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Laman area of Qala i Naw district. Similarly, Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly killed four and wounded 13 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in the same area.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 12 and arrested two elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed 14 fighting positions and several weapons depots and ammunition caches in Sangin district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed six elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nad Ali, Lashkar Gah, and Nawa-I-Barakzayi districts.

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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