Syrian War Daily – 17th of August 2019

Hello and welcome to the 884th 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 August 15, our forces carried out a qualitative operation targeting the positions and fortifications of the Turkish occupation mercenaries in the vicinity of Ma’re, where our forces used light and medium weapons in the operation and dealt painful blows to the mercenaries of the occupation at close range, as a result of the operation three mercenaries killed and two others wounded.

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


Unknown gunmen assassinated the imam of the Tariq ibn Ziad mosque, Sheikh Mahmoud Mohammed al-Dagher, in front of his house in Almah.


Balkh Province:

Afghan National Security Forces reportedly killed 35 and wounded seven members of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) in Dawlat Abad and Sholgara districts.

Helmand Province:

Taliban snipers killed three members of the Afghan Local 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.


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