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US-led Raids Hit Jihadist Oil, Command Posts in Syria

Coalition airstrikes hit the large Koniko gas plant in Deir Izzour, which also houses an Islamic State prison; granaries in the IS-held city of Manbej in Aleppo; three local oil refineries and a plastics factory in Raqqah; and in Markadah in Hasakah. About 1,500 Kurdish fighters have joined the YPG in recent days to battle IS in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, Quneitra, and Reef Dimashq. Al Nusrah's emir threatened coalition countries with retaliation for the airstrikes in Syria and warned Syrian rebel groups not to cooperate with the coalition.

Islamic State targeted air strikes could be extended to Syria, Britain's PM hints

Syria's Qaeda chief warns West against continued strikes

Al Qaeda Leader Warns of Revenge for Airstrikes

Obama: US underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria

Obama Says US Underestimated the Rise of ISIS

Al Qaeda figure killed by US strike in Syria: monitoring group

PKK commander threatens to resume war

U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes

The Islamic State advanced in Hasakah after clashes with Kurdish YPG forces. Coalition airstrikes targeted the Islamic State in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, and Homs; coalition airstrikes were carried out also in Deraa, Hama, Hasakah, and Idlib. The pace of the air campaign in Syria is said to be now similar to that in Iraq, with "near continuous" sorties; but only 8 of the 48 coalition airstrikes so far in Syria have targeted al Qaeda. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces in Damascus and in north and west Aleppo; and with Islamic State forces in Dabeq in Aleppo. Al Nusrah Front spokesman Abu Firas al Suri claimed that the coalition airstrikes are part of the West's war on Islam and said the jihadists in Syria are engaged in a long war that could last decades.

Airstrikes in Syria continue to focus on Islamic State, not al Qaeda

US hits jihadists in Syria as UK bombers fly over Iraq

Arab nations join Syria strikes as Al Nusrah Front threatens retaliation

US, Defending Kurds in Syria, Expands Airstrikes Against Islamic State Militants

US-led air strikes hit IS on Syria's border with Turkey

US Considers a No-Fly Zone to Protect Civilians From Airstrikes by Syria

Al Qaeda's Khorasan cell is 'clear and present danger' to commercial flights, US official says

Syrian rebel force of 12,000-15,000 needed to roll back Islamic State in eastern Syria: General Dempsey

Hezbollah squeezed out of Golan by Al Nusrah Front, Israel