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ISIS' path of destruction drains Iraq and Syria's water supplies

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham executed three Free Syrian Army officers (the vice-leader of the military council in Deir Ezzor province and two commanders in the Al Haq group) in Deir Izzour. ISIS yesterday took over Mo Hasan and other strategic towns in eastern Deir Izzour, including the headquarters of the rebel battalions' military council. Regime airstrikes targeted Mo Hasan today, killing 13 fighters and three civilians. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Mujahireen wal Ansar; and in Reef Dimashq. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Deraa and Idlib, and battled ISIS in Deir Izzour.

Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq

ISIS seizes border crossing in western Anbar

ISIS and the threat to Turkey

The recent hostage crisis in Mosul is only the latest sign that Turkey's new neighbor, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, poses a serious threat to Turkey's national security.

Iraq militants take Syria-border post in drive for caliphate

Iraq's Hold on Border Crossings Weakening as at Least 34 Are Killed in Battle

Iraq Insurgents Reaping Wealth as They Advance

Three reasons Lebanon fears ISIS advance

Aleppo fears new ISIS offensive

More Dutch jihadists traveling to Iraq: minister

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham consolidated its control of key towns along the Iraq border in Deir Izzour. ISIS took over more towns in Aleppo from the Al Nusrah Front, Islamic fighters, and rebels; a shell hit a house in Jarabalus, which is controlled by ISIS. In Ghouta in Reef Dimashq, suspected ISIS gunmen assassinated a dissenting former ISIS judge and his mother. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Homs, Aleppo, and Reef Dimashq. Islamic fighters also clashed with regime forces in Deraa, Hama, and Idlib. A car bombing blamed on Al Nusrah killed at least 34 people in Horrah village in Hama; another car bomb killed six people in Homs yesterday. The UN Secretary General called for an embargo on the flow of weapons into Syria.

How ISIS is spreading its message online

Baghdad's Sunni fighters: we are ready for zero hour

Ansar al Islam claims attacks against Iraqi military, police

Ansar al Islam, a jihadist group founded in northern Iraq in September 2001, has claimed a number of attacks against the Iraqi government since the rebel offensive began earlier this month.

Official: 150 Australians fighting in Syria, Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham reportedly told its emir for Jarabalus in Aleppo to step down after he was filmed threatening an elderly man with a gun for lacking knowledge of Islam; ISIS also killed a man near Jarabalus accused of cooperating with Awakening Movements. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo, Hama, Deraa, and in Reef Dimashq. In Deir Izzour, ISIS negotiated with Al Nusrah over control of a checkpoint. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a Western-backed battalion killed at least 32 civilians when it shelled the city of Jusr al-Shughour in Idlib.

Iraqis, Saudis call the shots in ISIS 'capital' Raqqah

Jihadists back from Syria are 'deadly danger' to Europe, Germany warns

Cameron says foreign fighters in Iraq, Syria most serious threat to UK