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Syria Making Good Progress in Chemical Weapons Removal




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces in Reef Dimashq; and in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Muhajireen wal Ansar Army. In Deraa, 88 fighters have been killed in the past two days in clashes between regime forces and rebels led by the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front. In Hasakah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish YPG and Asayesh forces, which also clashed with Syrian intelligence forces. ISIS battled Islamic fighters in Deir Izzour. ISIS left three people dead in a road in Idlib with a note announcing the start of a new operation. ISIS also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo in the city of Al Bab.




Syria's bloodshed spills into Iraq as al Qaeda bombs Shia militant rally




Jordan: Syrian women in distress




The Big Weapons that the US May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels




Syrian opposition looks to Congress for military boost




The Ahl al Sham, an umbrella group comprising the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and the Mujahideen Army, announced an interim truce with Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo and its countryside. In Deraa, the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces, and 45 of the jihadist fighters were killed. Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters also battled regime forces in Hama and Reef Dimashq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Islamic fighters in northern Reef Aleppo, clashed with the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour, claimed two suicide truck bombings yesterday in Hasakah, and clashed with regime forces and the Islamic Front in Raqqah. Activists in Raqqah have launched a campaign against ISIS and its atrocities. Russia said claims that the Assad regime used chlorine gas in recent attacks are false.




Worried about terror attacks at home, Jordan steps up arrests of suspected Syria jihadists




Lebanon - Tripoli militia leaders abound despite crackdown




So the Turkish army is in Syria...




Syria launches reconciliation drive to disarm rebels




Uzbek commands group within the Al Nusrah Front

Abu Hussein, the emir of the Seyfuddin Uzbek Jamaat, is thought to have "scores of fighters from Uzbekistan and neighboring countries in Central Asia," a US intelligence official told The Long War Journal.


A senior electricity official was killed by a car bomb in Damascus. The regime and the rebels blamed each other for damage to Aleppo's Umayyad mosque. Regime airstrikes killed at least 30 people, mainly men, at a market in the rebel-held town of Atareb in Aleppo. Abu Bara al Libi, an emir of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Hasakah, was reportedly killed in an explosion along with 10 other ISIS fighters. Two trucks detonated in Hasakah near Kurdish YPG bases. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Deraa, Hama, Reef Dimashq, Latakia, and Aleppo, where they were joined by the al Muhajireen wal Ansar army. Al Nusrah confirmed its withdrawal from the al Jandali area of Homs, which was recaptured by regime forces. In Raqqah, ISIS clashed with an Islamic brigade, and whipped a man for walking with his unveiled wife. ISIS released a video featuring Saddam al-Jamal, a former Free Syrian Army and Ahfad al-Rasool Brigades leader, denouncing factions including Al Nusrah that have attacked ISIS allegedly at the instigation of the US, France, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar; he claims that Al Nusrah, the Ahrar al Sham, and the Free Syrian Army share a joint operations room and foreign supplies for their battle against ISIS.




Syria's Thousand Miles of Red Tape




Syria's Dagestan ruled by the sword of ISIS




State media claimed that 115 rebels who were defected soldiers and policemen turned in their weapons in Quneitra. Rebels alleged that regime grenades and barrel bombs filled with chlorine were used recently to attack rebel-held areas; the OPCW said no state has asked it to investigate. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Mujahideen; in Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Ansar Al Sham, Sham al Islam, and rebels; and in Hama. The Islamic Front also fought against regime forces in Homs, Idlib, Sweida, and Damascus. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish forces in Hasakah, and with the Islamic Front in Raqqah. State media said a Russian plane with 34 tons of donated humanitarian aid landed in Latakia.




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq and in Latakia. Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar, composed mainly of non-Syrians, fought alongside Al Nusrah in Aleppo. The Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Homs, which rebels are trying to hold; Aleppo; Reef Dimashq; Damascus, where they set off a car bomb near a mosque; Idlib, Deir Izzour; Hama; and Deraa. The al-Battar Battalion said another German jihadist, not rapper Denis Cuspert, was killed recently in Hasakah. Al Nusrah killed 16 Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters, including some commanders, in two suicide bombings yesterday in Ghariba in Deir Izzour. Two Austrian teenage girls are said to have traveled to Syria for jihad.




Miserable Syrians in Jordan say they'd rather go home




France to unveil plan to fight Syrian jihadist threat




The Saudi-Brotherhood divide