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The Syrian Revolutionaries Front displayed the dead bodies of two members of a four-man suicide bombing team who had tried to attack the SRF in Idlib. A regime airstrike on a dormitory at an IS training camp in Tibni in Deir Izzour killed 17 militants and a child. The IS issued a set of rules for Raqqah City, "the Stronghold of the Islamic State in Syria," declaring among other things that those who insist on apostasy will be murdered. The Kurdish YPG battled the IS in Hasakah. Militiamen in Reef Dimashq killed a member of the national reconciliation team along with his son and his brother. A suspected suicide bomber was executed and crucified by the Islam Army in Reef Dimashq. The Al Nusrah Front and an Islamic battalion clashed in Idlib. The Syrian National Coalition announced a plan to revamp and restructure the Free Syrian Army; SNC head Hadi el Bahra said the group would fight against both the Islamic State and the Assad regime.
State media claimed that Khaled Maarouf, a son of Syrian Revolutionaries Front leader Jamal Maarouf, was killed in a "terrorist attack" car bombing at an SRF checkpoint in Deir Sinbul in Idlib; another report said Jamal may also have been injured in the attack. The SRF recently agreed to a ceasefire with the Islamic State in Reef Dimashq. Regime forces clashed with the Islamic State in Deir Izzour near the military airport. The Islamic State is continuing to destroy Sufi shrines throughout Syria. Zahran Alloush, leader of the Islam Army, warned that the group will start executing captured Syrian pilots in response to regime airstrikes.
In the Damascus suburb of Hajar al-Aswad, the Islamic State entered into a ceasefire with moderate and Islamist rebels "because they consider the principal enemy to be the [Assad] regime." The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front are continuing their advance in Quneitra, and now control as much as 80% of the province. Regime forces raised their flag in Halfaya in Hama after an agreement was reached with city leaders and Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front withdrew. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front, along with Ansar al Din, clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, and regime airstrikes targeted IS-held areas of Aleppo in the east. The Islamic State arrested at least nine civilians in Deir Izzour.