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ISIS continues advance on Deir Ezzor as FSA calls for support




Hezbollah cutting costs as Iranian aid dries up




Treasury Department designates 2 'al Qaeda leaders' in Syria

One of the two newly-designated jihadists, Abd Al Rahman Muhammad Zafir Al Dubaysi Al Juhni, has a lengthy al Qaeda pedigree and sat on al Qaeda's elite Shura council in Pakistan before relocating to Syria. Treasury says Al Juhni is now part of an al Qaeda group in Syria that is planning attacks against Western targets.


Hagel talks to Saudis about Syria, Iran




In Raqqah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham killed two rebel commanders, blew up a reservoir, and battled Islamic and Kurdish YPG fighters. ISIS' H'isbah detachment issued new rules for Raqqah. A car bomb exploded near an ISIS checkpoint in Deir Izzour. Kurdish YPG forces attacked ISIS in Hasakah. Rebel and Islamic Front fighters clashed with ISIS in Hama. Ajnad al Sham carried out a suicide bombing against regime forces in Reef Dimashq. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front and other groups continued to battle regime forces in Latakia, Reef Dimashq, and Aleppo. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Idlib, and in Deraa, where Islamic fighters tunneled under a checkpoint and blew it up. The SOHR estimated that 6,000 people, including about 600 civilians, have been killed in clashes between ISIS on one side and Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and rebel groups on the other, since Jan. 1. Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN and Arab League mediator for Syria, will resign on May 30.




Syrian moderates try to rebuild opposition force




Qatar FM urges UN to 'impose' a Syria ceasefire




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's spokesman blamed al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri for the jihadist infighting in Syria, dismissed his order for ISIS to quit Syria, and said ISIS had refrained from attacking Iran at al Qaeda's request. ISIS clashed with rebels in Raqqah. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Latakia, Hama, and Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Mujahireen wal Ansar. After an eight-day shutoff by Islamist rebels, some water has begun to flow again in Aleppo city, but it is being diverted to neighborhoods controlled by Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front. In Deir Izzour, Al Nusrah clashed with tobacco smugglers on the Iraqi border. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deraa, Idlib, and Reef Dimashq. Rebels in Adra are reportedly negotiating with the Assad regime to release 1,500 families held hostage in the city in exchange for some 1,500 detained rebels.




ISIS: Al Qaeda urged militants not to attack Iran




After Homs, southern front likely next test for rebels




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Latakia and Reef Dimashq. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama, Idlib, Damascus, Homs, and Quneitra. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham battled Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour; executed one man and whipped two others in Hasakah; and battled regime forces in Raqqah.




Latakia captives speak out about their ordeal, others still missing




Ankara at crossroads on Syria policy




Exclusive: Iran's illicit procurement appears to slow amid nuclear talks - UN experts




Iraqi army faces death, desertions as it struggles with Anbar offensive




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Latakia; and in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar. Al Nusrah has cut off the water supply to both rebel and regime-held areas of Aleppo for the past week. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front continued to clash with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Deir Izzour; over 100,000 residents of Reef Deir Izzour have fled since the clashes broke out on April 30. ISIS took over western Reef Deir Izzour; battled Islamic fighters and the Kurdish YPG in Raqqah; and shot down a regime helicopter in al Safira city in Aleppo.




Syria jihadists turn on each other




Regime forces began sweeping Old Homs city for mines, and civilians returned, as the last 360 rebel fighters were evacuated. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham published photos of boys recruited as fighters in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama, Reef Dimashq, and Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Mujahireen wal Ansar and Fajr al Sham. The sharia council in Aleppo tampered with the main water pump, cutting off water to parts of the city and environs. Islamic fighters clashed with regime forces in Deraa, Damascus, Hama, and Homs. ISIS fought against Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah, and against Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour.




ISIS-Al Nusrah divide reaches Saudi Arabia




Red Cross Says Far More Funds Needed for Syria