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Former US diplomat warns of possible 'grave mistake' in Syria




In Iraq and Syria, a resurgence of foreign suicide bombers




Southern Front tries to disassociate itself from Al Nusrah




'Al Qaeda in Kurdistan' breaks ranks with ISIS over Syria

The group reaffirmed its allegiance to Ayman al Zawahiri and the Taliban's Mullah Omar, and said it is willing to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.


CIA's resolve to track weapons complicates push to arm Syria rebels




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Idlib; Hama; Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Sham al Islam, Ansar al Sham, and rebels; Reef Dimashq; and Aleppo. Al Nusrah claimed two car bombings in Homs that killed 51 people and injured 71, and threatened more attacks on Alawites. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with regime forces in Raqqah, where it imposed a tax on stores; battled Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters in Deir Izzour; and fought against Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo. The Islamic Front and rebels, including Al Saberin brigade, Ahrar Al Yarmok, military operation office of Nawa, Al Omari brigades, Raed Al Masri brigade, the brigade of Al Yarmok martyrs, Al Mothanna Islamic movements, and the brigade of grandchildren of Iben Al Walid, launched an offensive to take over Tal Al Jamo'o and its vicinity. The Syrian National Coalition demanded missiles so rebel forces can shoot down regime aircraft alleged to be conducting barrel bomb attacks with chlorine and other chemicals.




Jordan opens new Syrian refugee camp




Editorial: Support for radical Islamism on the rise in Turkey




Pro-Assad Areas Are Attacked in Syria, Pointing to Election Trouble




Abu Qatada provides jihadists with ideological guidance from a Jordanian prison

Prior to 9/11, Abu Qatada inspired numerous al Qaeda operatives. Now imprisoned in Jordan, he is providing ideological guidance to jihadists in Syria and North Africa.


Head of Lebanon's Islamic Group opposes any intervention in Syria




Two suicide car bombs in Alawite neighborhoods in Zahraa in Homs killed at least 51 civilians and injured more than 70. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; in Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Sham Al Islam, and rebels; in Hama; and in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar. The Islamic Front also fired missiles at the Russian gas company in al Forklos in Homs, and clashed with regime forces in Damascus and Deraa. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham is besieging Kwayres military airport in Aleppo; ISIS also executed 10 men in Raqqah, and killed a boy in Hasakah. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a report documenting the control of oil wells and gas plants in eastern Syria by Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and other Islamist groups.




Israeli intelligence: Assad concealing chemical capability




My perilous journey from Aleppo to Turkey




Legitimate targets? Debating how to battle the Assad regime




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; Reef Dimashq; Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Ansar al Sham, and Sham al Islam; and in Aleppo, where Al Nusrah announced it decided to restore electricity to the city 10 days after cutting it off. Fighting alongside Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Aleppo are Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar, Fajer al Sham, Abo Amara battalions, Al Tawhid brigade, and Ahrar al Sham. The Islamic Front also fought against regime forces in Homs, Deraa, Deir Izzour, Idlib, and Damascus. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham announced the death in Damascus of a 13-year-old boy, its "youngest fighter." The government barred Syrians who left the country via unofficial crossings from voting in the presidential election; President Assad confirmed he will seek re-election.




Revealed: the radical clerics using social media to back British jihadists in Syria




Feds Worry Whether Foreign Fighters in Syria May Target US, DHS Head Says




Iraq's Interior Ministry said Iraqi helicopters attacked an eight-truck convoy in eastern Syria that was heading for Anbar to supply fuel to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham; it is the first time Iraq has claimed a strike inside Syria since the civil war began. Fighters from the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and the Jaysh Muhajireen wal Ansar clashed with regime forces in Old Aleppo; the Islamic Front blew up bridges and buildings, including the Chamber of Industry, which had been used as an office for regime forces; at least 21 people were killed and 50 injured. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq, Deraa, Quneitra, and Latakia.




Kuwait, ally on Syria, is also the leading funder of extremist rebels