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Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham advance in northwestern Syria

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, backed by Jund al Aqsa, Ahrar al Sham, and several other groups, has launched an offensive on two major regime bases in the northwestern province of Idlib.


Al Nusrah Front, Free Syrian Army launch joint operation

Al Qaeda's branch in Syria teamed up with the the Liwa al Ummah to overrun Syrian Army positions in the city of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib province.


Syrian nuns held by Al Nusrah Front fighters are freed

Negotiations over the release of a group of kidnapped nuns were complicated by factors including the alleged involvement of Free Syrian Army fighters in the kidnapping.


Islamic Front brigade launches joint raid with al Qaeda's Syrian branches

In addition to conducting operations with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, Ahrar al Sham was involved in the recent takeover of a large cache of weapons and munitions owned by the Free Syrian Army.


Islamic Front fighters take over Free Syrian Army bases near Turkish border

The Islamic Front took control of Free Syrian Army warehouses that are stocked with Western supplies and that were raided by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham late last month.


Free Syrian Army continues to fracture as more units defect

Sixty-six units in the south split from the FSA and the Syrian National Coalition. One of the brigades has fought with the Al Nusrah Front in the past.


Report highlights al Qaeda affiliates' role in Syrian atrocities

A new report by Human Rights Watch says that al Qaeda's affiliates and their extremist allies committed atrocities in Latakia, Syria in August. The two al Qaeda affiliates in Syria and their close allies led the rebel offensive in Latakia as well.


Al Nusrah Front, Free Syrian Army seize border crossing to Jordan

Al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant teamed up with the Free Syrian Army's Yarmouk Brigade to take control of the Daraa border crossing to Jordan.


Free Syrian Army units ally with al Qaeda, reject Syrian National Coalition, and call for sharia

Several large Free Syrian Army and Islamist brigades as well as the Al Nusrah Front called for the imposition of sharia in Syria and rejected the US-backed Syrian National Coalition.


2 Free Syrian Army brigades join Al Nusrah Front

The Raqqah Revolutionaries Brigade and the God's Victory Brigade, two well-known Free Syrian Army units in Raqqah, have pledged loyalty to the Al Nusrah Front over the past several days.


Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham attack Syrian villages

The Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, has claimed that it and the Ahrar al Sham Islamic Movement attacked three Alawite villages in the province of Homs.


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant overruns air defense base in Hama

ISIL-banner.jpgThe al Qaeda affiliate assaulted the 66th Brigade's air defense base and ammunition depot in Hama.


Videos show joint Al Nusrah, Free Syrian Army attacks in ancient village

According to the New York Times, videos posted online suggest "cooperation" between al Qaeda's Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham, and a Free Syrian Army brigade in an assault on Malula earlier this week. Separately, Ahrar al Sham condemned the prospect of Western intervention in Syria.


Al Qaeda, rebel groups vow to avenge chemical attack in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant announced that it would coordinate with other Syrian rebel groups, including the Free Syrian Army, to take revenge for a chemical weapons attack last week in the capital that is said to have killed more than 300 people.


Al Nusrah Front launches joint assaults with numerous Syrian rebel groups

In one attack in Idlib, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria claimed that "2,000 fully-equipped mujahideen" from eight different "brigades" fielded "8 tanks, a BMP armored vehicle," and an assortment of mortars, rockets, machine guns, and other heavy weapons to overrun Syrian military forces. Free Syrian Army units participated in the attack.


Al Nusrah Front claims joint operations, including a suicide assault, with Syrian rebel groups

Al Qaeda's affiliate carried out a suicide assault with the help of the Nasser Salahuddin Brigade, and conventional attacks with the help of Dera' al Assima, Liwa al Habib al Mustafa, and Liwa' al-Tawhid brigades, three Free Syrian Army units in Damascus.


Free Syrian Army commander praises Al Nusrah Front as 'brothers'

Colonel Riyad al Assad, the founder of the Free Syrian Army and a top commander, called al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria "our brothers in Islam," and commended the terror group for its prowess on the battlefield.


Al Nusrah Front seizes control of Syrian city of Raqqah

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria teamed up with the jihadist Ahrar al Sham Brigade to take control of the provincial capital. The jihadist alliance effectively controls most the Euphrates River Valley in Syria all the way to the Iraqi border. The Al Nusrah Front also carried out two suicide attacks in Homs.


US to aid Syrian groups that support al Qaeda's affiliate

The State Department will back the Syrian Opposition Coalition, which opposes the US's designation of the Al Nusrah Front as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, and the Free Syrian Army, which fights alongside with and under the command of Al Nusrah.


Suicide bombers kill more than 30 in Syrian capital

Al-Nusrah-Front-banner.pngAdditionally the Al Nusrah Front claimed credit for a suicide attack outside of Damascus two days ago.
 
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