Hello and welcome to the 849th installment of the SWD.
Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:
‘Afrin Liberation Forces’ (Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê) released a new statement claiming that the group conducted an operation against the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in northern Aleppo. Full statement released by the group;
On July 12, our forces carried out an operation targeting the fortifications and sites of the mercenaries of the Turkish occupation in the vicinity of the village of Hazwan of al-Bab region, where our fighters clashed with mercenaries face to face, and resulted in killing seven mercenaries and wounding two others, and our fighters seized a nocturnal telescope of the army of occupation Turkish, an arm of AK-47 and a mobile phone.
The elements killed belong to the mercenary factions of Sultan Murad, Ahrar al-Sham, Jabha Shamiya.
Approximate situation in northern Aleppo. Source: Syrian Civil War Map
Syrian Arab Air Force and the Russian Air Force conducted air raids over Khan Sheikhun, Kafraya, Kafr Ayn, Kafr Aweid, and Mareet Hroma. According to the Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets), 11 civilians were killed and 12 were wounded by the air raids.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham reportedly raided positions of the Syrian Arab Army near the village of Kafr Houd in northern Hama. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham’s Ibaa News Agency claimed that seven elements of the Syrian Arab Army were killed in the raid.
Improvised explosive device killed a Syrian Arab Army’s officer and two elements, as well as wounded another element of the army in the city of Buser al-Harir.
Unknown gunmen tortured and executed a former element of the Free Syrian Army near Malilah al-Atash.
Afghan National Security Forces killed eight elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Ghormach district.
12 elements of the Afghan National Army defected to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Baghlan-e Markazi district.
Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 16 and wounded 13 elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Musa Khel district.
Afghan National Security Forces killed four elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Farsi district.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s snipers killed six elements of the Afghan National Security Forces in Shaghondan area of Khakrez district.
CJTF-OIR announced a change in their publishing policy. Now one strike report will be published each week on Mondays.
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