Syrian War Daily – 14th of April 2019

Hello and welcome to the 759th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Rebel factions shelled Al-Nil street and Al-Khalidiya district of Aleppo city. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, five elements of the state security and six civilians were killed, while ten individuals were also wounded by the shelling.

Left over rebels’ improvised explosive device killed one and wounded two civilians in Al-Sukari district of Aleppo city.

One civilian was killed and four were wounded after a family from Jarabulus and internally displaced people from Deir al-Zour governorate clashed near a fuel station in the city of Jarabulus. The clashes between the two sides erupted after the owner of the fuel station refused to sell fuel to the individuals from Deir al-Zour.

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army reopened Deir al-Balut crossing between Afrin and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham-held areas of Idlib, a day after the crossing was closed. According to reports, the army reopened the crossing after pressure from Turkey to resolve the dispute with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. Deir al-Balut crossing was reopened for civilian traffic only, while there are reports that Al-Ghazawiyah crossing between the two regions will be for civilian and commercial traffic.

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

Idlib:

Russian Air Force conducted a dozen of air raids over the village of Urum al-Jawz. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), five civilians were wounded by the air raids.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Arab Army-affiliated Liwa al-Quds announced that ten of its elements were killed in clearing operations against the Islamic State in Bir Ali area south of Al-Mayadeen. The announcement is connected to yesterday’s reported Islamic State’s ambush in Badia region, which killed at least four elements.

Daraa:

Left over landmine wounded two civilians on the road between Al-Sheikh Maskin and Nawa.

Al-Suwayda:

Unknown gunmen kidnapped a member of Al-Suwayda’s reconciliation committee and lawyer, Mamdouh Salama Al-Saed in the village of Al-Rahi, southeast of Al-Suwayda city.

Libya

Tripoli:

Libyan National Army and forces of the Government of National Accord continued clashing on a number of fronts in southern Tripoli.

Libyan Air Force’s warplane fell between Wadi al-Rabea and Ayn Zara areas in southern Tripoli. Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord stated that the warplane was downed with anti-aircraft guns, while the air force stated that the warplane crashed due to a technical failure in the hydraulic system. Pilot of the warplane, Lieutenant Colonel Jamal ibn safely landed near the Libyan National Army’s positions in the area.

Libyan National Army’s sniper reportedly killed the Chief of Staff of the Government of National Accord’s Ministry of Defense and retired brigadier, Mossadeq al-Tunali in Ayn Zara area.

Approximate situation in southern Tripoli. Source: Geroman

Afghanistan

Afghan Ministry of Defense didn’t release any reports regarding Afghan National Security Forces’ operations across the country.

Badghis Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) launched an attack on an Afghan National Security Forces’ military base and managed to besiege it in Murghab district. Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News claimed that 28 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and ten were wounded in the attack.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran three Afghan National Security Forces’ posts in Daychopan district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and six were wounded in the encounters.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed six elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Marjah 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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