Syrian War Daily – 31st of July 2019

Hello and welcome to the 867th installment of the SWD.

Military events/news are listed below by the governorates:

Aleppo:

‘Afrin Liberation Forces’ (Hêzên Rizgariya Efrînê) released a new statement claiming that the group conducted several operations against the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army in northern Aleppo. Full statement released by the group;

On 28 July, our forces detonated an explosive device at a military vehicle carrying a number of mercenaries called “Harkat Ahrar Al-Sham” on the road between the villages of Ghorda and Miska in the area of ​Janders in Afrin, where the military vehicle was destroyed, two others were seriously injured.

On 29 July, our forces carried out an attack on the headquarters of (Harkat Ahrar al-Sham) mercenaries in the vicinity of the city of Mara’, where two mercenaries were killed in the operation and four others were wounded.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham shelled Al-Zibdiyah neighborhood of Aleppo city. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, one civilian was killed and two were wounded by the shelling.

Syrian Arab Army and the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army conducted a prisoner exchange at Abu al-Zindeen crossing west of the city of Al-Bab. Free Syrian Army released 15 detainees in exchange for 14 detainees of the Syrian Arab Army.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham released a correspondent of ‘Zaman al-Wasl’, Juma Ali from a prison in western Aleppo. Ali was arrested in the village of Abyan on the 25th of July.

Raqqa:

Left over Islamic State’s improvised explosive device wounded a civilian near the village of Maizayla.

Hama:

Syrian Arab Army captured several farms, as well as Wadi Hasmin and Al-Aziziyah area from Al-Jabhat al-Wataniya lil-Tahrir (National Liberation Front) and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on Al-Zakat front in northern Hama.

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Approximate situation in northern Hama. Source: Peter Bucci

Afghanistan

Logar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 14 and arrested six elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Charkh district.

Herat Province:

Improvised explosive device reportedly killed 34 and wounded 17 civilians on the highway between Herat and Kandahar.

Helmand Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ checkpoint in Tarmi area between Jerashk and Sangin districts. Eight elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed in the encounter.

Kandahar Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ post in Kalancheki area of Maywand district. According to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Al-Emarah News, 11 elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed and three were wounded in the encounter.

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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