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The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Raqqah in Al Tabaqa; and in Aleppo, where the IS also battled the Islamic Front, the Al Nusrah Front, and Kurdish forces. In Deir Izzour, the Islamic State told families of Labor City oilfield workers to vacate their homes so foreign fighters could move in. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the IS has executed 700 al-Sheitaat tribesmen in Deir Izzour over the past two weeks; the head of the tribe called for other tribes to join in resisting the IS. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Hama and Aleppo. The Islamic State is also said to be closing in on the Islamic Front stronghold of Marea in Aleppo. The Syrian National Coalition asked for UN and Western intervention against the Islamic State advance in Syria. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Homs and Damascus; fought militiamen in Al Sweida; and battled the Islamic State in Reef Dimashq.

Strange bedfellows: terror groups, Kurdish factions unite against ISIS

Syrian Soldiers Celebrate Fall of Rebel Stronghold

ISIS leader flees to Syria fearing US airstrikes: Kurdish official

'Barbaric' sexual violence perpetrated by Islamic State militants in Iraq - UN

The Islamic State battled regime forces in Deir Izzour; Hama; Homs; and Raqqah, where IS is said to be imposing an Islamic curriculum in schools in the Raqqah City and its countryside. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, Hama, and Idlib. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Damascus; Deraa, where a suicide car bomb exploded in front of a mosque; Hama; and Reef Dimashq.

British 'jihadist' describes his plan to go to Iraq or Syria to fight

Islamic State takes Akhtarin

Terror finance worries may curb Doha kidnap mediation

The Islamic State clashed with the Islamic Front and rebels in Aleppo, and arrested and beheaded some of the fighters; clashed with villagers in Hasakah; battled regime forces in Raqqah; raided tribesmen in Deir Izzour; and fought regime forces in Hama. The Islamic State told its fighters in Aleppo that the battle in Dabeq would be the start of the campaign for Islamic armies to control the world and fight the Christian forces. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama; Damascus; and Reef Dimashq, where regime forces took over Al Mleha. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Homs and Deraa.

Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels

The Muslim Scholars Committee and the Lebanese tinderbox

A group of Lebanese clerics with links to Islamist groups mediated a ceasefire between the Lebanese military and fighters from the Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front in Arsal, which let as many as 2,000 Islamist fighters escape with over captive 35 Lebanese security forces.

Lebanon - Arsali and refugee relations tense

Why is Turkey supporting Islamic State fighters in Iraq?--commentary

Islamic State advances against jihadist foes in Aleppo

The jihadist group ejected the rival Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, and allied jihadist groups from five towns and villages in Aleppo province.

Disrupt ISIS's Cash Flow in Iraq

Exclusive: Islamic State militants seize wheat from state silos - Iraq Grain Board

Islamic State seizes more territory in Syria: monitor

Al Nusrah Front spokesman explains differences with Islamic State in video appearance

In a video released on Aug. 8, Abu Firas al Suri, a senior al Qaeda operative who currently serves as the Al Nusrah Front's spokesman, discusses al Qaeda's approach to waging jihad in Syria. Al Suri denies that Al Nusrah seeks to unilaterally establish an Islamic emirate.

In Turkey, a late crackdown on Islamist fighters