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The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; Deraa; Reef Dimashq; and Aleppo, where they were joined by Al Muhajireen wal Ansar. Regime forces advanced closer to Aleppo's central prison. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Deir Izzour, where ISIS is said to now control much of the territory east of the Euphrates river. Regime airstrikes on ISIS checkpoints in Raqqah killed several ISIS fighters. Islamic fighters also clashed with regime forces in Latakia, Homs, Damascus, and Idlib.
The Al Nusrah Front objected to the "revolutionary covenant" announced by the Islamic Front and four other groups. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Deraa; Hama; Reef Dimashq; and Aleppo, where they were joined by Fajer Al Sham, Al Jabha Al Islamiyya, and Jaysh Al Mujahideen. The body of an Al Nusrah emir who had been kidnapped and killed was found in Aleppo. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Deir Izzour. Regime airstrikes targeted an Al Nusrah office in Idlib.
The head of the regime's air defenses died after being wounded in fighting near Damascus. Syrian National Coalition defense minister Asaad Mustafa resigned. The Islamic Front, Jaish Al-Mujahideen, Ajnad Al-Sham, Failaq Al-Sham, and Alweiat Al-Furqa issued a "revolutionary covenant" declaring that their targets are the regime, Hezbollah, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Latakia, Aleppo, Reef Dimashq, and Deraa. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama, Idlib, and Damascus. ISIS clashed with Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights protested raids by the Kurdish Interior Security Forces against "supporters for ISIS" in Hasakah; demanded that all rebel factions stop committing human rights violations and war crimes "through targeting civilian areas ın pretext of that there are regime forces and their pro-gunmen"; and claimed it has documented all of the regime's crimes and human rights violations and will "send the file of these crimes to the International Criminal Court."
The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Latakia, Aleppo, and Deraa. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama and Reef Dimashq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham battled rebel and Islamic Front fighters in Aleppo, and clashed with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour. Al Ansar, Al tali'a battalions, Jaysho Al Kadisiyya, Jund Al Aziz brigade, Abna'a Al Islam, and Al Abbas brigade stated jointly that they would be fighting only the Alawites in Deir Izzour city. A car bomb detonated by a mosque in Binnish. Al Nusrah issued statements claiming battles in Qalamoun and Hama in late April and early May; the Ahrar al Sham also participated in the Qalamoun battle, as did the Zilzal al-Sharq, Jaish al-Islam, and other groups.
A car bomb exploded near the Bab al Salama border crossing, controlled by the Islamic Front; the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham is suspected in the attack, which killed 43 people and injured over 80. Two UK journalists who had been beaten and shot by rebels were freed by the Islamic Front and entered Turkey. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; Deir Izzour; Latakia; Reef Dimashq; in Idlib, where an Al Nusrah suicide bomber detonated near a checkpoint in Khan Shekhon and a bomb killed Al Nusrah fighters at their office in Kefranbel; and in Aleppo, where Islamic and rebel fighters have reportedly agreed to a prisoner swap with regime forces. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Damascus; and in Deraa, where it blew up the Al Jaydor checkpoint after announcing a joint Islamic and rebel offensive. Yesterday the Islamic Front blew up a regime base in Wadi Deif in Idlib, after digging an 850-meter tunnel under the base and filling it with 60 tons of explosives. ISIS flogged a man and detonated a shrine in Raqqah, where ISIS was targeted by regime airstrikes; and clashed with Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah. Five aid workers kidnapped by an armed group in January have been released.