Syrian War Daily – 28th of March 2019

Hello and welcome to the 742nd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


Last night, the Israeli Air Force targeted several locations in Sheikh Najjar industrial area, just northeast of Aleppo city. According to reports, the air force targeted and destroyed an ammunition depot, as well as caused a power outage in Aleppo city. Syrian Arab News Agency released a report regarding the event;

Air defenses of the Syrian Arab Army confronted an Israeli air aggression which targeted some sites in the industrial region to the north-east of Aleppo and downed a number of the hostile missiles.

A military source announced on Wednesday that nearly at 23.00 p.m. of Wednesday, March 27th , 2019, the army air defenses intercepted an Israeli air aggression that targeted a number of industrial sites in Sheikh Najar industrial region to the north-eastern side of Aleppo and downed a number of the hostile missiles.

The source added that the damages were restricted to materials only.


Syrian Democratic Forces’ Hêzên Antî Teror (Anti-Terror Special Forces) detained two individuals on Sakiru road near Ayn Issa in northern Raqqa. The two individuals were detained on charges of smuggling elements of the Islamic State from eastern Deir al-Zour to the border between Turkey and Syria. The anti-terror special forces reportedly found special compartments in seized trucks, which could hold up to three individuals each.


Unexploded ordnance killed four civilians near the city of Maarat al-Numaan in southern Idlib.

Deir al-Zour:

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham conducted a raid behind Syrian Arab Army’s lines in Buqrus area, southeast of Deir al-Zour city. The raid was conducted on the 25th of March, and reports claim that at least two elements of the Syrian Arab Army were killed and several were wounded.


Situation in eastern Deir al-Zour. Source: Peter Bucci


Faryab Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed five and wounded six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Qaysar and Shirin Tagab districts.

Khost Province:

Afghan National Security Forces cleared the villages of Rahim, Malangan, and Velekh from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s presence in Nadir Shah Kot district.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News stated that the group overran the administration center of Seuyrie district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 21 and wounded four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as well as cleared the villages of Sayid Muhammad Kala, Shargin, and Hyderabad in Sangin district, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ post near the administration center of Kajaki district. Four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and two were wounded, while one element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and three were wounded in the encounter.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed and wounded 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nad Ali, Nahri Saraj, and Jerashk districts.

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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