Syrian War Daily – 17th of May 2019

Hello and welcome to the 792nd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


Unknown gunmen killed a commander of Faylaq al-Sham, Mazen al-Tabea on the road between Al-Bab and Susian in northern Aleppo.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and the Syrian Arab Army conducted a prisoner exchange at Al-Eis crossing in southern Aleppo. Syrian Arab Army released 27 prisoners in exchange for nine individuals imprisoned by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.


Improvised explosive device lightly wounded the commander of the National Defense Forces in Al-Hasakah city, Abdul Qadir Hamo.


Hayat Tahrir al-Sham repelled Syrian Arab Army’s attempts to advance on the village of Al-Karakat.


Approximate situation in northern Hama. Source: Peter Bucci


Unknown gunmen killed two elements of the National Defense Forces at a checkpoint in the village of Sama al-Hunaydat in western Al-Suwayda.


Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (Taliban) improvised explosive devices destroyed two Afghan National Security Forces’ armored personnel carriers, reportedly killing four elements in Kancrete Ghar area of Mizan district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed two and wounded one element of the Afghan National Security Forces in Sangin and Nahri Saraj 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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