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The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; and in Aleppo, where the Islamic Front blew up a tunnel in Old Aleppo near the Al Zahrawi market, killing at least 20 regime troops. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Quneitra; in Damascus; and in Hama, where they took over the Tal Salba checkpoint; and executed a man in Deraa. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham is stopping people from entering and leaving Raqqah city to prevent them from participating in elections, and clashed with Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour.




Syria bomber was Florida-born, raised in middle-class family




Obama on slippery Syrian slope




US officials have identified American suicide bomber in Syria

US officials have identified the first American suicide bomber in Syria as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who reportedly grew up in Florida. Abusalha went by the alias "Abu Hurayra al Amriki" and joined the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria.


Report: Florida man may be 1st American suicide bomber in Syria




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Homs. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo near the central prison; in Deraa in Deraa city; and in Deir Izzour, where two members of a reconciliation committee were detained by the sharia committee. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham kidnapped at least 193 Kurdish civilians from Qbasin near Al Bab city in Aleppo; clashed with the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour; destroyed shrines in Aleppo; executed a fighter in Raqqah; and executed 15 civilians in Hasakah. Al Nusrah claimed a joint operation in Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib on May 25 by "brothers in the al-Nusra Front in Hama, Jund al-Aqsa, Liwa' al-Ummah [Brigade of the Ummah], Liwa' al-Haq, and Farouq al-Shimal"; the al Qaeda affiliate also claimed two May 25 car bombings in Zahra in Homs; "liberation" of two regime barriers in Homs on May 18; and a joint "liberation" of the al-Khazanat Camp in Khan Sheikhoun on May 15 by Al Nusrah, Jund al-Aqsa, Liwa' al-Ummah, and Liwa' al-Haq.




Syria's 'western-backed' rebels? Not in weapons




Previously obscure al Qaeda leader responds to dissenters

In March, a group of nine al Qaeda jihadists wrote a letter supporting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), a group that has been disowned by al Qaeda's general command. Al Qaeda has now published a response written by a little-known ideologue named Abu 'Amer al Naji.


Foreign Jihadis Fighting in Syria Pose Risk in West




ISIS again touts French and other foreign suicide bombers




CIA drone strike program in Pakistan winding down




Michigan family in dark a year after woman's death in Syria




The Syrian Salvation Front, a new coalition of 20 rebel groups in Idlib, announced its formation. Abdollah Eskandari, a former officer in Iran's Revolutionary Guards, was killed and reportedly beheaded in Syria. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Reef Dimashq; Aleppo; Latakia; and in Deraa, where they were joined by rebels. Regime forces dropped barrel bombs on an eye hospital in Aleppo that was serving as a base for the Islamic Front. Islamic and rebel fighters battled regime forces in Hama. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fought against Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters in Deir Izzour; and clashed with Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah, where ISIS reportedly stormed a village and executed at least 10 residents. The Kurdish YPG denied responsibility for a car bombing of the Lazord hotel in Raqqah that killed at least 10 ISIS militants several days ago. The commander of the Free Syrian Army called for a boycott of the presidential election. Syria's UN envoy asked why the UN has not responded to Syria's numerous complaints about the possession of chemical weapons by armed terrorist groups in Syria and the involvement of certain regional countries in the issue, and urged the UN to hold accountable those countries that have been supporting terrorism in Syria.




US House Defense bill limits aid to Syrian rebels




Russia: Syrian veterans fighting in Ukraine




UN report documents torture by regime, rebel militias in Syria




ISIS accused of massacring Kurdish villagers near border




Ansar al Sharia issues Libya threat




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Latakia, Reef Dimashq, Aleppo, and Deir Izzour, where Al Nusrah has imposed a curfew in Al Bsiri. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Deir Izzour. A youth trainee at an Al Nusrah Camp in Idlib was killed by a shot to the head. In Raqqah, ISIS imposed a curfew after a car bombing yesterday at a hotel in Raqqah city, executed a regime soldier, and detained 10 Islamic Front fighters. In Hasakah, 12 Kurdish YPG fighters and 11 ISIS fighters were killed in clashes between the two groups. The Islamic Front and rebels fought against regime forces in Jobar in Damascus.




Destruction of Syrian chemicals a work in progress