Syrian War Daily – 13th of May 2019

Hello and welcome to the 788th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


Syrian Democratic Forces arrested nine individuals on charges of cooperating with the Syrian government in Al-Karama and Hamad Assaf, east of Raqqa city. The individuals were transferred to a prison in Ayn Issa for interrogation.


Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested a former member of the Syrian Arab Republic’s ‘People’s Council of Syria’, Rifat Mahmoud Daqqa, as he was attempting to flee from the city of Al-Janoudiyah. Daqqa was arrested on charges of cooperating with the Syrian government, after a video clip of Daqqa surfaced reportedly discussing clashes in Kabani area, as well as providing information regarding the possible siege of Kabani by cutting supply routes. Daqqa was also reportedly heard in the clip expressing his condolences regarding recent Syrian Arab Army’s casualties in failed attacks on Kabani front.

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device killed a commander of Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front), Ali al-Sheikh Yusuf in the village of Al-Ghadqa in southern Idlib.

Syrian Arab Army’s shelling of Al-Qasabiyah killed an element of the Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Nukhba.


Syrian Arab Army reportedly captured Al-Jabriyah, Tell Hawash (previously retreated from), Al-Tuba, and Sheikh Idris in northern Hama from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir.

Free Syrian Army’s Jaysh al-Izza, backed by the rest of Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, launched a counter attack against the Syrian Arab Army on Al-Hamamiyat front, south of Kafr Nabudah. Rebel sources claimed that Jaysh al-Izaa-led forces took control of Al-Hamamiyat, Tell al-Hamamiyat, and Al-Jabin, as well as recaptured Sheikh Idris from the Syrian Arab Army. Pro-government sources claimed that the rebel attack was repelled with heavy casualties and several vehicles destroyed. The aforementioned localities should be considered as contested until additional reports prove otherwise.

Rebel factions shelled the city of Al-Suqaylabiyah in northern Hama. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, one civilian was killed and five were wounded by the shelling.

Approximate situation west of Kafr Nabudah. Source: Suriyak


Sar-e Pol Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ post in Qasgqari area of Sar-e Pol district. Nine elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed, four were wounded, and three were arrested in the encounter.

Ghazni Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed 17 and wounded eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in the province.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan seized an Afghan National Security Forces’ post in Muqur district. Nine elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and three were wounded in the encounter.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Lashkar Gah and Nad Ali districts.


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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