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Three opposition journalists were killed in Deraa when their car was hit by a missile. Israeli airstrikes in Dimas on Dec. 7 are reported to have targeted Iranian weapons intended for Hezbollah. Rebel commanders in northern Syria claim the US has stopped paying them. Twenty-eight countries have pledged to take in 100,000 Syrian refugees, doubling previous intake levels. The UN has resumed food aid to refugees after donations compensated for a budgetary shortfall. The foreign ministers of Iran, Iraq and the Syrian regime met in Tehran and pledged cooperation against the Islamic State. On Dec. 9, the Islamic State beheaded a man in Sulouk in northern Syria after charging him with 'blasphemy.'
Israel conducted two airstrikes near Damascus on Dec. 7; one took place near Dimas, which houses military facilities, and the other hit near Damascus International Airport. Both the Syrian regime and Iran condemned the attack. UN observers have documented numerous interactions between Israeli forces and Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights. Al Nusrah has reportedly taken control of a military residential compound in Deraa and is moving on the town of Azraa and the regime stronghold of Damascus province. The Syrian Army has beaten back an Islamic State assault on a military airport in Deir al-Zor.