Syrian War Daily – 9th of May 2019

Hello and welcome to the 784th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


Syrian Arab Army took control of Qalaat al-Madiq, Al-Tuwaynah, Apamea ruins, Al-Karakat, Tell Hawash, Al-Shariah, Huwayjat al-Sallah,and Al-Jamasiyah from rebels, after the latter retreated from the localitites.

Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) launched several anti-tank guided missiles against the Syrian Arab Army near Qalaat al-Madiq, destroying a truck and damaging a tank.

Approximate situation around Qalaat al-Madiq. Source: Suriyak

Deir al-Zour:

Around 500 residents of Al-Shuhail held demonstrations and then started rioting against the Syrian Democratic Forces in the locality. The demonstrations started after the Syrian Democratic Forces’ raid, which killed six and arrested one supposed element of the Islamic State, while the demonstrators claimed that innocent individuals were targeted in the raid. The demonstrations turned into riots after the Syrian Democratic Forces opened fire and reportedly killed one demonstrator. Several vehicles and a building of Al-Shuhail’s local administration were torched in the riots.


Improvised explosive device planted by unknown gunmen killed a former commander of the Free Syrian Police, Ahmad Radwan al-Faluji and a civilian in the city of Daraa.


Faryab Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) ambushed a group of Afghan Local Police’s elements, killing two and wounding one element in Qaysar district.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Kanahgan and Raj villages of Farah district.

Kandahar Province:

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

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device destroyed an Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carrier and killed two elements in Nesh district.


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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