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The Al Nusrah Front said it and a rebel battalion attacked three villages in eastern Homs last week; 22 civilians were killed. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executed two Alawite men in Raqqah city. A rebel battalion in Raqqah city detained a rebel commander for publishing articles critical of the rebel forces. A regime helicopter that was dropping explosive barrels on an important rebel stronghold in Latakia near the Turkish border was shot down, possibly by a Turkish warplane; rebels are said to have captured one of the pilots and to be looking for the other. The Free Syrian Army's Tahrir Souriya brigade stormed a village in Hasaka yesterday alongside the Al Nusrah Front.
Regime forces stepped up attacks on rebel-held areas of Damascus following the US-Russian agreement on Syria's chemical weapons; the rebels, disappointed with the recent deal, want the focus shifted to tilting the war in their favor. A recent study by a British defense consultancy estimates that nearly half of the Syrian rebels are now aligned with jihadist or hardline Islamist groups such as the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Kurdish fighters continued to clash with Al Nusrah, ISIL, and rebel forces in Hasakah. Two suicide bombers detonated in an ambulance parked at Kurdish YPG headquarters in Hima in Hasakah. Regime forces clashed with Al Nusrah and rebel forces in Maaloula in Reef Dimashq; regime forces shelled the outskirts of the town.
The Syrian National Coalition elected "moderate Islamist" Ahmad Tumeh as the SNC's provisional prime minister. Tumeh plans to run the SNC provisional government from northern Syria; its financing is expected to come primarily from the Gulf, and Saudi Arabia in particular. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant clashed with regime forces on the perimeter of the 66th Division in Hama; yesterday ISIL claimed it took over a military base and arms depot in a major operation a few days earlier in the area. A Syrian jihadist media outlet released a video on behalf of the Jund al Sham battalion showing deceased German jihadists.
Al Nusrah Front fighters refused to surrender the body of a slain Palestinian fighter in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus because they were holding out for an exchange of bodies. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters detained a member of Aleppo's sharia council. Al Nusrah and rebel groups clashed violently with regime forces outside Maaloula in Reef Dimashq. ISIL claimed a large operation against the 66th Brigade in Hama, and Al Nusrah claimed a suicide assault near Deir al-Zour airport on Sept. 11. The UN Secretary General said the forthcoming UN report will confirm that chemical weapons were used on Aug. 21.