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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




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