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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.

Islamic State turns radical Islam on Syria Muslims

Qatar seeks to free more US hostages in Syria: source

Aid access in Syria improved, but outlook bleak: UN

UN Rights Chief Accuses IS Jihadists of 'Ethnic Cleansing'

After the US said it is considering military options against the Islamic State in Syria, the Assad regime requested coordination of any airstrikes but said it welcomes working with the US and the UK in combating the terror organization. The Islamic State is mopping up after its takeover of the Tabqa military airport in Raqqah, and has reportedly seized military aircraft as well as sidewinder missiles and shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles (MANPADS). The severed heads of regime soldiers were displayed in Raqqah city. Regime airstrikes against the Islamic State took place in Raqqah and Aleppo. The IS clashed with Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah, and with militiamen in Deir Izzour. Some 320 fighters from rebel and Islamic Front battalions joined the Islamic State in al Bab in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo, Damascus, Reef Dimashq, and Hama. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Deraa, Idlib, and Quneitra. Hasan Abboud, a key figure in the Islamic Front, called Boko Haram leader Abubaker Shekau "a lunatic barbarian" after Shekau declared a caliphate in Nigeria; Abboud has also criticized ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in the past.

US prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State

Qatar: Club Med for Terrorists

Al Nusrah may resort to force to free Roumieh inmates

Mayor of London: Do nothing, and we invite the tide of terror to our front door