Syrian War Daily – 25th of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 739th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Harakat Nour al-Deen al-Zenki announced its dissolution and joining of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (Al-Jaysh al-Watani al-Suri (Syrian National Army)). The group formed Al-Liwa al-Thalith (Third Brigade) inside Faylaq al-Majd (Glory Legion) inside of the army’s Al-Faylaq al-Thalith (Third Corps/Legion). The group issued a decision after a meeting with high-ranking Turkish figures, and according to reports, between 300 and 2000+ elements will join the army. Several reports claimed that Al-Zenki’s leadership, including its top leader Tawfiq Shabah al-Deen, and Ahmad Rezoq, Hossam Atrash, Sheikh Ali Saidu, and Suleiman Mahmoud were all removed. According to the same reports, the group will now be managed by Abu Bashir and Abu al-Yaman.

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Approximate situation around Manbij. Source: Suriyak

Raqqa:

Improvised explosive device wounded an element of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Asayîş (Security) near Tishreen farm.

Idlib:

Improvised explosive device wounded a civilian in Al-Qusour neighborhood of Idlib city.

Afghanistan

Kunar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed nine and wounded 14 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Chapa Dara district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Helmand Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ military center in Trekh Nawar area of Marjah district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 25 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and eight were wounded in the encounter.

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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