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Syria's Qaeda chief warns West against continued strikes

Al Qaeda Leader Warns of Revenge for Airstrikes

Obama: US underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Obama Says US Underestimated the Rise of ISIS

Al Qaeda figure killed by US strike in Syria: monitoring group

PKK commander threatens to resume war

U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

The Islamic State advanced in Hasakah after clashes with Kurdish YPG forces. Coalition airstrikes targeted the Islamic State in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, and Homs; coalition airstrikes were carried out also in Deraa, Hama, Hasakah, and Idlib. The pace of the air campaign in Syria is said to be now similar to that in Iraq, with "near continuous" sorties; but only 8 of the 48 coalition airstrikes so far in Syria have targeted al Qaeda. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces in Damascus and in north and west Aleppo; and with Islamic State forces in Dabeq in Aleppo. Al Nusrah Front spokesman Abu Firas al Suri claimed that the coalition airstrikes are part of the West's war on Islam and said the jihadists in Syria are engaged in a long war that could last decades.

Airstrikes in Syria continue to focus on Islamic State, not al Qaeda

US hits jihadists in Syria as UK bombers fly over Iraq

Arab nations join Syria strikes as Al Nusrah Front threatens retaliation

US, Defending Kurds in Syria, Expands Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants

US-led air strikes hit IS on Syria's border with Turkey

US Considers a No-Fly Zone to Protect Civilians From Airstrikes by Syria

Al Qaeda's Khorasan cell is 'clear and present danger' to commercial flights, US official says

Syrian rebel force of 12,000-15,000 needed to roll back Islamic State in eastern Syria: General Dempsey

Hezbollah squeezed out of Golan by Al Nusrah Front, Israel

Coalition airstrikes have halted most of the oil production in Deir Izzour, a source of Islamic State income, and a coalition airstrike today killed a senior IS official near Deir Izzour city. Coalition airstrikes also targeted an IS headquarters in Menbej city in Aleppo, as well as IS camps, checkpoints, and facilities in Raqqah. Some 73 fighters joined the IS in Aleppo over the past few days. Kurdish YPG forces continued to clash with the IS in Aleppo. Hundreds of Kurds broke through Turkish border fences to re-enter Syria to defend their homes in Aleppo province. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Damascus near Jobar and in Reef Dimashq. Civilians living near forces of the Islamic State, Al Nusrah Front, and Ahrar al Sham in Deir Izzour, Hasakah, Aleppo, and Raqqah are evacuating their homes.

US-led strikes put pressure on al Qaeda's Syria group to reconcile with Islamic State

Al Nusrah Front trainer suspected of plotting against 2004 NATO summit killed in US airstrikes

One of the first reported casualties of the US-led bombing campaign earlier this week was an Al Nusrah Front commander known as Abu Yusuf al Turki. He had been training al Qaeda snipers in Syria. He was previously suspected of plotting to attack the 2004 NATO summit in Turkey.