Syrian War Daily – 12th of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 726th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Hama:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham launched a raid on Syrian Arab Army’s positions on Shizar front in northwestern Hama. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the army repelled the attack, reportedly killing a number of elements, including two suicide bombers. The agency also stated that one element of the Syrian Arab Army was killed and four were wounded in the encounter.

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

Homs:

Improvised explosive device killed four and wounded two civilians in Jabal al-Amour area, north of the city of Palmyra. The civilians were reportedly searching for Kama (desert truffles) when the device exploded.

Daraa:

Unknown gunmen assassinated a former commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Kataib Aswad al-Sunnah, Nasser Hussein al-Amarin in front of his house in Al-Mulaylah al-Sharqiya. Al-Amarin joined the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army after signing a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian government.

Afghanistan

Baghlan Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) took over two Afghan National Security Forces’ military units in Baghlan-e Markazi district. At least ten elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were reportedly killed in the encounters.

Kabul Province:

Islamic State’s improvised explosive device killed two elements of the Afghan National Police in the 16th District of Kabul city.

Badghis Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 14 and wounded 13 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed a vehicle and a motorcycle in Murghab district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran three Afghan National Security Forces’ checkpoints near the administration center of Muqur district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 16 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and 11 were wounded in the encounters.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Khas Urozgan district.

Helmand Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed and wounded four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Zaqum Charrahi area of Marjah district.

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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