Syrian War Daily – 19th of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 733rd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


‘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;

On March 18, our forces carried out a bombing operation targeting the mercenaries of the Turkish occupation in Ternda neighborhood in the city of Afrin, where six mercenaries were killed and seven wounded.

On March 18, an explosive device was detonated against a group of mercenaries of the Turkish occupation in Mahmudiya neighborhood in the center of Afrin, where two mercenaries were dead and three wounded.

On March 18, one of our groups carried out a sniper attack on a mercenary of the Turkish occupation in the village of Tal Mlad, a suburb of Mara, where the mercenary was killed.


Hayat Tahrir al-Sham took control of a Faylaq al-Sham’s checkpoint on the road between Kafr Takharim and Salqin. The checkpoint is located near the entrance to Kafr Takharim and was previously manned by a local group affiliated with Faylaq al-Sham.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces took full control of Al-Baghouz camp from the Islamic State in eastern Deir al-Zour. Islamic State’s fighters are still present in several pockets along the Euphrates river, as clashes between the two continue.

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 sites and fortifications of the terrorist organization, killing a number of terrorists, while our fighters managed to install 7 new points.

In another axis of the front, clashes broke out between our fighters and elements of the terrorist organization, in which a number of them were killed, and our fighters were able to install 20 new points.

Late in the evening, our fighters spotted terrorist movements through the tunnels inside the town. They were targeted. A number of terrorists were killed. One of the terrorists managed to detonate himself near one of our positions. One of our fighters was slightly wounded. Our forces advanced and installed 16 points.

The terrorists also targeted a bulldozer machinery for our forces. It was damaged. Later, two suicide bombers attacked the bulldozer and blew themselves up, causing them to burn completely, without causing harm to one of our fighters. Strong clashes broke out, killing a number of terrorists, in conjunction with the implementation of Global Coalition aircraft raids on the sites of terrorists and their gatherings.

The intermittent clashes continued in various areas of the front.

Final Outcome of the Clashes:

– The number of terrorist deaths: / 24 / terrorists.

-The number of suicide terrorists:/ 3 / terrorists.

– The number of wounded in SDF: /1 / fighter.

Approximate situation around Al-Baghouz. Source: Suriyak


Faryab Province:

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

Balkh Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan ambushed a group of Afghan National Army’s elements in Chimtal district. Two elements of the Afghan National Army were killed and one was wounded in the ambush.

Logar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces arrested four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and seized two vehicles in Baraki Barak district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed 15 improvised explosive devices and two motorcycles in Muqur and Ab Band districts.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran two Afghan National Security Forces’ posts in Majid Chawk area of Sangin district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 19 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and four were wounded in the en counters.

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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