Syrian War Daily – 15th of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 729th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


Syrian Democratic Forces’ Manbij Military Council reportedly arrested an Islamic State’s cell consisting of five individuals in the city of Manbij. Full statement released by the council;

Through the qualitative operations and continued pursuit of the sleeper terrorist cells, and their continuous follow-up of the mercenaries who infiltrated from the Bagouz, who are working to destabilize and to carry out terrorist acts, the Anti-Terrorist Units of the Manbij Military Council carried out an operation against mercenaries and IS cells where 5 mercenaries were arrested.

The efforts continue to maintain the safety within the city and to pursue these cells.

‘Afrin Liberation Forces’ (Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê) released a new statement claiming that the group conducted three operations against the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in northern Aleppo. Full statement released by the group;

Fighters of HRE carried out an operation against Turkish-backed Firqat al-Hamza jihadists in the village of Kimar of Sherawa town in Afrin. 1 terrorist was killed, 3 terrorists were injured in the operation. Names of two of the injured terrorists are Khaled al-Mouhami and Nawaf al-Zoubi.

Our units carried out an operation with sniper rifles against Turkish terrorists in Azaz. A terrorist was killed as a result of the operation.

Our units carried out another operation with sniper rifles in Mar’a and another terrorist was killed in the operation.


Hayat Tahrir al-Sham executed two individuals in front of the Grand Mosque in the city of Maarat al-Numaan. The individuals were executed on charges of murder and theft.


Approximate situation in Idlib governorate, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Rr016


Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ military center and five checkpoints in Jah Khwaja area of Murghab district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that 14 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces surrendered to the group in Ghochaqo area.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed five elements of the Afghan National Police and destroyed an armored personnel carrier in an attack on a post in Rod Pul area of Jerashk district.

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


CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.

Amaq Agency:


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