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UN reticent about 'armed group' holding 43 Golan Heights peacekeepers

The Islamic State battled regime forces in Aleppo, where it used US cannons seized in Iraq; and in Deir Izzour, where regime aircraft struck a meeting of IS leaders, killing a number of foreign fighters at the house of "the military commander of the Operation Chamber of the Airbase of Deir Ezzor which is affiliated to the Military Council which pledged allegiance to IS weeks ago." The IS also clashed with regime forces in Hama, where it executed an engineer; and in Raqqah, where the IS executed "dozens" of captured regime soldiers, reportedly killing over 160 in 24 hours. IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is said to be offering $1,200 and a furnished house to any IS fighter who agrees to marry. The IS also battled the Kurdish YPG in Hasakah, and clashed with the Islamic Front and the Jabhat al Akrad in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Damascus, blowing up tunnels under two regime buildings; in Reef Dimashq; in Hama; and in Quneitra, where Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front took over the Quneitra crossing to the Golan Heights yesterday. The UN said that 43 UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights had been detained by "armed elements of the opposition" and that the movements of 81 other peacekeepers in the area have been restricted. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Idlib.

Fear grips towns bordering Arsal

US air strikes on Syria would face formidable obstacles

US National Security Council aware of reports that second American killed in Syria

In wake of James Foley's murder, does Britain have a jihadi problem?

Raid on ISIS suspect in the French Riviera

Australia: Terrifying legacy emerges from success of Operation Pendennis

Military Skill and Terrorist Technique Fuel Success of ISIS

Mother of American reporter held hostage in Syria begs for his life

The Islamic State battled regime forces in Hama; Deir Izzour, where Shaitaat tribal officials begged forgiveness and mercy from the IS, and regime airstrikes targeted an IS training camp in the Tal Tabus area of al Shmeteyyi; and Raqqah, where the IS captured 20 soldiers and four civilians, including three women, and has executed other regime forces. The IS also clashed with the Islamic Front and the Kurdish YPG in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Quneitra, where they took over a border crossing to the Israel-occupied Golan Heights and battled over nearby towns. Al Nusrah and the IF also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, Hama, and Reef Dimashq. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Damascus, where regime airstrikes blew up a tunnel with IF fighters inside; Deraa; Hama; Idlib; Latakia; and Reef Dimashq.

Dragged into Syrian conflict, Druze seek unity

US seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet

Syria's brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

After Tabaqa airport, what is IS' next target?

Islamic State documents takeover of Syrian airbase

After taking control of Tabqa in Raqqah province, Islamic State fighters executed Syrian soldiers, and captured at least three MiG fighter aircraft as well as a large quantity of weapons systems and munitions.

US Mobilizes Allies to Widen Assault on ISIS

Grinning Britons leaving UK to join ISIS caught on tape

Australia announces $60 million to fight radicalization

The Islamic State battled regime forces in Raqqah; and in Deir Izzour, where the IS is preparing an assault on the military airport. The Islamic State also executed and crucified four men in Deir Izzour, including an Al Nusrah Front fighter; clashed with rebels in Aleppo; and fought the Kurdish YPG and the al-Karam army in Hasakah. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; and in Hama, where they were joined by Jund al Aqsa, and Al Nusrah has deployed at least 1,500 fighters in an attempt to "liberate" the Christian city of Maharda. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo along with the Ansar al Din Front; in Deraa, where they were joined by rebels; in Homs, where they were joined by rebels; and in Reef Dimashq. The IS published photos of its takeover of the Tabqa military airport in Raqqah.