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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.
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.
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.