Syrian War Daily – 8th of May 2019

Hello and welcome to the 783rd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device killed two and wounded four civilians in the village of Al-Farat, west of Manbij city. Separately, an improvised explosive device killed three civilians in the city of Manbij.

Latakia:

Syrian Arab Army captured point 1154 from rebels in Jabal Zuwayqat area in northeastern Latakia governorate.

Approximate situation around Kabani. Source: Suriyak

Idlib:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery, the Syrian Arab Air Force, and the Russian Air Force targeted Khan Sheikhun, Shanan, Kansafra, Al-Habit, and other localities in southern Idlib – northern Hama region. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), at least six civilians were killed and more than 12 were wounded in today’s targeting.

Hama:

Syrian Arab Army captured Kafr Nabudah from rebels in northern Hama, however, the latter managed to repel the former’s attempts to capture nearby Tell al-Sakher. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham conducted a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device attack during initial clashes for the locality.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s Jaysh Othman ibn Affan, backed by the Turkistan Islamic Party and Uzbek groups launched a counterattack against the Syrian Arab Army in an attempt to recapture Kafr Nabudah. The counterattack was reportedly spearheaded by a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, as there are reports about clashes between the two sides in and around the locality.

Rebel forces shelled the city of Kernaz in northern Hama. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, several civilians were wounded by the shelling.

Improvised explosive device wounded two civilians near the city of Morek in northern Hama.

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

Afghanistan

Kabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) raided the headquarters of the ‘Counterpart International’ non-profit organization in Shahr-e Naw area of Kabul. Five elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, who conducted the raid, were killed in the encounter with the Afghan National Security Forces. Four civilians and an Afghan National Police’s element were also reportedly killed in the encounter.

Kunar Province:

Unknown gunmen wounded a commander of the Islamic State, Mufti Khalid in Dewan Kali area of Sawkai district.

Farah Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan reportedly killed 14 and wounded 12 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces, as well as destroyed three armored vehicles in Bagh Pul and Gunahkan areas of Farah district, according to the group’s Al-Emarah News. One element of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was killed and three were wounded in the encounter.

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Tarinkot district.

Helmand Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded three elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Musa Qala district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed four elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nari Manda and Dabaro Qulf areas of Nad Ali district.

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan destroyed two Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carriers and killed eight elements in an ambush in Tafozo area of Maywand 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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