Syrian War Daily – 16th of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 730th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device wounded two elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Asayîş (Security) on a road in the village of Ruban.

Hama:

Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) shelled Al-Suqaylabiyah in northwestern Hama. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, one civilian was killed and four were wounded by the shelling.

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery shelled Al-Tuwaynah, Al-Lataminah, Al-Hawiz, and Qalaat al-Madiq in northern Hama. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), one civilian was killed and three were wounded by the shelling of the aforementioned localities.

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

Homs:

Unknown gunmen killed four civilians in Al-Sawanah area, southwest of Palmyra. Syrian Arab News Agency stated that the attack was conducted by the Islamic State.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces’ Media Center released a report regarding recent engagements with the Islamic State near Al-Baghouz;

Our fighters launched an attack on the gatherings and sites of the “Daesh” terrorist organization inside al-Baguz village and violent clashes erupted there, resulted in killing numbers of IS’ mercenaries among them 4 Amirs and wounding others. Our fighters also found one of our fighters who had been missed two days ago, where he was moderately wounded, and was directly taken to hospitals for receiving medical treatment. Our forces seized a large quantity of weapons and ammunition.

Two terrorists were also killed during a sniper operation by our fighters, in conjunction with intensive raids launched by the International Coalition’s aircraft on the sites and fortifications of the terrorist organization.

In the clashes, one of our troops’ fighters was moderately wounded. He was taken to hospital for receiving the medical treatment.

The final outcome of the clashes:

– The number of terrorists killed: 32 terrorists, including 4 Amirs.

– Weapons seized by our fighters: Kalashnikov weapons /45/ rifles, BKC weapons /2/, RPG-B7weapons /13/, Brno weapons /3/, Zagros weapon /1/, Uzi weapons /2/, sniper weapon /1/, bullets of Dushka 14.5 /8 boxes/, RPG-B7 shells /4 /, haunting weapon /1/.

– Terrorists’ losses: A military vehicle was destroyed.

– Number of aerial strikes launched by International Coalition: 12 air strike.

– The number of our wounded fighters: one fighter.

Daraa:

Unknown gunmen killed a former element of the Free Syrian Army near the city of Dael. The element was reportedly a volunteer in Hezbollah after signing a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian government.

Afghanistan

Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Chimtal district.

Badghis Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 51 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Murghab district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan took control of 15 Afghan National Security Forces’ posts, three bases, and a military center in Morichaq area of Murghab district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that more than 30 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces surrendered to the group during the encounters.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 21 and wounded one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two hideouts and a vehicle in Deh Rawud district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Two elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district.

Zabul Province:

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

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carrier in Maji Chawk 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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