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The government offered a reward for the capture of any "non-Syrian terrorist," and promised that amnesty would be offered to rebels who informed on their comrades. Syrian troops and tanks took up positions outside the ancient Christian village of Maaloula, which was stormed by the Al Nusrah Front and Free Syrian Army troops earlier this week, after a preliminary attack by a Jordanian suicide bomber with the Al Nusrah Front. Kurdish forces clashed with rebels in Aleppo province. Sources say Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah have set up a coordination center to counter threatened US strikes on Syria, but Iran and Hezbollah are thought unlikely to retaliate unless the strikes seriously jeopardize the Assad regime or its military.
The Syrian poet Mohammad al-Hamada was shot and killed by fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Idlib after an altercation; he had gone there to inquire after his son, who had been missing for months. The local revolutionary council in Minbej city in Aleppo resigned its responsibilities to the military council in protest against the takeover of the city mills by ISIL. Fighters from the Al Nusrah Front stormed into the ancient Christian town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, clashing with regime forces there. The president of the European Union called the Aug. 21 chemical attack "abhorrent," but said only a political solution, not a military strike, can resolve the Syrian crisis. The head of the Free Syrian Army has asked that US strikes be powerful enough to end Syrian airstrikes and missile attacks on rebel-controlled areas.