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This Islamic State has executed 31 people in Syria over the last 10 days of August, in Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, and Raqqah. Regime forces carried out an "unprecedented" 25 airstrikes in the rebel-held Jobar district of Damascus today, targeting the Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front. Regime forces also clashed with Al Nusrah near the Christian town of Mharde in Hama. The Islamic Front used an American-made TOW missile to destroy a regime tank in Aleppo. State media claimed that terrorists, including a number of foreigners, were targeted and killed in operations in Damascus, Deir Izzour, Deraa, Homs, Idlib, and Quneitra.
Qatar is said to be mediating between Fiji and the Al Nusrah Front for the release of 44 Fijian UN peacekeeping troops seized by Al Nusrah in Quneitra near the Golan Heights. Al Nusrah has demanded compensation and support as well as the removal of its name from the UN's terrorist list. The Syrian army has been trying to retake the Quneitra border crossing from Al Nusrah and allied groups. The Islamic Front backed by Al Nusrah clashed with regime forces in Quneitra. State media claimed the army cut off a supply route in western Deraa used by terrorists coming from Jordan to Quneitra. The regime also condemned the European Union's alleged policies of arming terrorists and purchasing stolen Syrian oil from them. Regime forces clashed with the Islamic State in Deir Izzour and in Homs.
In Deir Izzour, the Islamic State continued preparations for an assault on the military airbase, and also executed five men on various charges, including "apostasy." Regime airstrikes targeted the IS in Raqqah. The Al Nusrah Front flogged a man for "insulting the divine" in Idlib. Kurdish YPG fighters battled IS in Hasakah. Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, the al Akrad Front, and rebels clashed with the IS near the al Shahba Dam in Aleppo. Al Nusrah claimed to have captured 45 Fijian UN peacekeepers in Quneitra near the Golan Heights; 32 Philippine peacekeepers were rescued and another 40 Philippine troops escaped "during a ceasefire agreed with the armed elements."