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Al Nusrah Front attempts to thwart Islamic State's advances north of Aleppo

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front features three fighters shortly before they head off to fight the Islamic State's jihadists, who have advanced on rebel positions north of Aleppo.

Fighters listed as 'terrorists' help US in battle against ISIS in Iraq

Slain Hamas commanders among Israel's most wanted

Ex-General Says US Must 'Destroy' Jihadists in Iraq, Syria

No end in sight for Islamic State's attack on Iraq

Pentagon leaves door open to strikes in Syria to curb Islamic State

Foley Abduction Linked to British Jihadi Kidnapping Ring

The Islamic State battled regime forces for control of Al Tabaqa, the last regime stronghold in Raqqah; regime forces carried out at least 11 airstrikes, and dozens of IS fighters are said to have been killed. The IS was also targeted by regime airstrikes in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, and Hama. The IS battled Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo, and arrested relatives of Al Nusrah Front and Islamic Front commanders in the former Al Nusrah stronghold of Al Shhil in Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama, where they were joined by the Jund al Aqsa and rebels. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deraa, Hama, Homs, and Reef Dimashq, where a senior air force official and three companions were killed by a landmine in east Ghouta. Regime officials and rebel leaders in the al Qadam and al Esali neighborhoods of Damascus agreed to a ceasefire, in which the army will withdraw and the Free Syrian Army will run the area. President Hollande said France had sent weapons to Syrian rebels "a few months ago."

US launches 6 more airstrikes against Islamic State

British ISIS militant in James Foley video 'guards foreign hostages in Syria'

French ex-hostage of ISIL 'knows' James Foley's killer

Leaders Express Outrage as Britain Tries to Identify Beheaded Journalist's Killer

The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, and in Raqqah, where the IS detonated two suicide car bombs and killed and crucified two men. The IS also battled Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah, and killed and crucified two men in Deir Izzour. One of two men crucified by IS yesterday in Deir Izzour was a former Al Nusrah Front judge. Among the 6,300 fighters said to have joined the IS in Syria in July, 5,000 are Syrians and the 1,300 others are Arab, European, Caucasian, East Asian and Kurdish. All but 200 of those 1,300 foreign fighters entered Syria via Turkey. Many of the recent IS recruits formerly fought for the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front. Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and Ansar al Din fought against regime forces in Aleppo. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama and in Deraa. The US disclosed today that it had earlier launched a mission in Syria to rescue American hostages held by the ISIS, including recently slain James Foley, but that it had been unsuccessful. ISIS had reportedly demanded a $100 million ransom for Foley.

Saudi Arabia toughens stance on jihadist groups

As IS advances, Syrian rebels reinforce northern strategic town

ISIS Pressed for Ransom Before Killing Journalist

Al Nusrah Front-linked Kuwaiti terrorists resurface and retweet

US launched raid in Syria to rescue American hostages held by Islamic State

The raid failed to rescue "a number of American hostages held in Syria" by the Islamic State, the Department of Defense's spokesman said today.

Syria and Iraq: Why young German men bring terror and death

Scholars call for Christian safe haven in Iraq