Syrian War Daily – 23rd of June 2019

Hello and welcome to the 829th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Al-Hasakah:

Vehicle-borne improvised explosive device wounded two civilians in Al-Halaliyah neighborhood of Al-Qamishli city.

Idlib:

Syrian Arab Army’s artillery and the Syrian Arab Air Force targeted Juzef, Kafr Batikh, Bidama, Ayn al-Badna, and several other localities in the governorate. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), at least five civilians were killed and nine were wounded by the shelling.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham arrested an Islamic State’s cell in the city of Sarmada. The cell is accused of planting the improvised explosive device that wounded two media activists; Omar al-Dimashqi and Mohammed al-Dimashqi in the city of Sarmada on the 17th of June.

Hama:

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Approximate situation in northern Hama, HD version of this map can be found here. Source: Peter Bucci

Al-Suwayda:

Local factions released two captured Syrian Arab Army’s officers, who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the 18th of June on a road near the city of Shahba. The kidnapping was reportedly connected to the earlier detention of a political activist, Muhannad Shahab al-Deen, who is still detained at an unknown location.

Afghanistan

Kabul Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed two and arrested 12 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Paghman district.

Farah Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed four and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Pusht Rod district.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed seven elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Nad Ali, Marjah, and Nawa-I-Barakzayi districts.

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed five and wounded one element of the Afghan National Security Forces in an attack on a checkpoint in Khakrez 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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