Syrian War Daily – 21st of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 735th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Idlib:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham released a former element of Ahrar al-Sham and activist, Maher Abidu, after he was arrested / kidnapped on the 31st of January from his home in the city of Kafr Nabl (Kafranbel) in southern Idlib. Abidu was arrested due to his repeated criticism of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

Deir al-Zour:

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Gif showing Syrian Democratic Forces’ advances against the Islamic State in southern Al-Baghouz. Source: Peter Bucci

Daraa:

Unknown gunmen killed a former element of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Ashair in the city of Al-Sanamayn. The element was reportedly a volunteer in National Defense Forces after signing a reconciliation agreement with the Syrian government.

Afghanistan

Faryab Province:

Seven elements of the Afghan Local Police surrendered to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Bori, Arkalik, Zyaratgah, and Chichakto areas of Qaysar district.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 18 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as destroyed two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices in Andar and Qarabagh districts, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Zabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded 11 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Shah Joy district.

Helmand Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Marjah and Jerashk districts.

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

Kandahar Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked an Afghan National Security Forces’ convoy in Tor Kotal area of Shah Wali Kot district, reportedly killing and wounding eight elements.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carrier in Sara Sakhar area of Shah Wali Kot district.

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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