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A suicide bomber killed at least 53 people, including 47 young children, in an attack on a school in an Alawite neighborhood in Homs city. Clashes been the Kurdish YPG and the Islamic state continued around Kobane in Aleppo. Over 300,000 Kurds have been displaced by the Islamic State from Kobane and its environs, and the city itself is virtually empty of residents. Coalition airstrikes targeted Islamist fighters in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, Hama, and Raqqah. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo and Hama. Al Nusrah and other groups launched an offensive to capture eastern Ghouta. An American, Jordan Matson, has joined YPG fighters in Syria battling the Islamic State.
The Islamic State has seized 325 Kurdish villages around Ayn al Arab. The Islamic State beheaded four YPG fighters, three of whom were female, and displayed their heads in Jarabulus. The leader of Kurdish PYD forces called for weapons for Kurdish fighters outgunned by the Islamic State in Kobani. Turkey claimed that the Islamic State is advancing on the tiny Turkish territory around the tomb of Suleyman Shah in Aleppo. The Islamic State has reportedly freed 70 of 153 Kurdish schoolchildren kidnapped by ISIS in northern Syria in May. The vice commander of the al Ummah Army was assassinated and its commander's guard was wounded in separate attacks in Reef Dimashq. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Damascus.