Syrian War Daily – 18th of May 2019

Hello and welcome to the 793rd installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:


Syrian Democratic Forces and the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army mutually shelled each other-held territories around Tell Rifaat pocket in northern Aleppo. According to reports, five elements of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army were killed and several were wounded by the shelling. Reports also claimed that around 20 elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed by the shelling.

Improvised explosive device killed one and wounded two civilians in the village of Huwair al-Eis in southern Aleppo.


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


Unknown explosion killed three and wounded one element of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham between Ahsem and Al-Bara.


Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) destroyed a Syrian Arab Army’s BMP with an anti-tank guided missile in the village of Al-Mustariha northeast of Qalaat al-Madiq. Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir also stated that another BMP and a tank were also destroyed with anti-tank guided missiles on Al-Huwayz and Al-Sheikh Idris fronts in northern Hama.

Deir al-Zour:

Syrian Democratic Forces conducted operations against Islamic State’s cells in Tuwimin area in eastern Deir al-Zour. According to the Syrian Democratic Forces, six elements of an Islamic State’s cell were killed in the operations.


Sar-e Pol Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Pul-e Khumri district.

Urozgan Province:

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

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed three elements of the Afghan National Police in Parchawi area of Nad Ali 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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