Syrian War Daily – 5th of August 2019

Hello and welcome to the 872nd 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 Afrin region. Full statement released by the group;

On August 4th in the village of Abla in southern Mare, our forces carried out an operation against the base and positions of the Ahrar Al-Sham and Siqur Al-Sham jihadist gangs. Our fighters were able to take themselves into the positions of the enemy and difficult clashes broke out. As a result of the clashes. 8 jihadists were killed and at least 4 were injured. Our forces also confiscated a number of weapons, armament, and the documents and ID-papers of the jihadists.

The armament that was confiscated are as follows: 4 Ak-4, 4 BKC, 1 B7 RPG launcher, 1 nightvision scope, 2 magazine vests, 2 boxes of BKC ammunition, 2 BKC ammunition belts, 4 RPG B7 rockets, 1 RPG backpack, 2 backpacks, and a number of documents and ID-papers.

We were able to confirm the names of some of the jihadists that were killed which are as follows: Hemud El Ehmed, Bashar Berkhud, Basil Elwan, Ahmed Shehade, Cuma Bekhim and Mehmmud El Khalil.

On August 4th in the village of Hizwan of the Bab region, our units carried out an operation against the Firqat Al-Hamza gang. As a result of this operation 3 jihadists were killed and a further 3 were injured.

Afrin Liberation Forces.

Improvised explosive device killed a commander of Ahrar al-Sham, Hussein al-Amin and wounded a civilian on a road near the city of Jarabulus. Al-Amin participated in most of the battles in northern Aleppo and was previously a part of Jaysh al-Tawhid, Ahrar Manbij, and Ahrar Jarabulus, before joining Ahrar al-Sham.

Hama:

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Approximate situation in northern Hama. Source: Peter Bucci

Afghanistan

Urozgan Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Surkhab and Kochkin areas of Tarinkot district.

Zabul Province:

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan overran an Afghan National Security Forces’ checkpoint in Daychopan district. Seven elements of the Afghan National Security Forces were killed in the encounter.

Kandahar Province:

Afghan National Security Forces killed eight and wounded seven elements of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in Maywand district.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s improvised explosive device killed two elements of the Afghan National Army in Chinar area of Shah Wali Kot 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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