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US lawmakers mull ISIS action




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces near the military airport of Al Tabaqa in Raqqah; as well as in Homs, Quneitra, and in Deir Izzour, where the IS executed six men, including two who were beheaded. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in the Om Al Sharashih area of Homs. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Deraa, Damascus, Reef Dimashq, and Latakia; the Islamic Front killed at least six civilians and wounded 18 more by shelling on regime-held areas of Idlib city. Regime forces carried out air raids on IS-held areas in Aleppo, and claimed to have killed a large number of Al Nusrah terrorists in Idlib, including an Abu Osama from Libya.




The Islamic State carried out a suicide car bombing at a tribal checkpoint, and clashed with tribal gunmen and regime forces in Deir Izzour; and arrested Islamic Front fighters accused of stealing electricity in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama near Morek, and also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo. Al Nusrah carried out a suicide car bombing of a regime checkpoint in Idlib. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Deraa, Reef Dimashq, Hama, Latakia, and Quneitra; and killed and wounded civilians by rockets and shelling in Aleppo and Idlib. State media said security forces destroyed a 100-meter terrorist tunnel in Aleppo, and that a UN convoy distributed aid to over 600 Iraqi refugee families in Hasakah.




ISIS persecution of Iraqi Christians has become genocide, say religious leaders




Turkey downplays Islamic State threat, but concerns grow




Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, ISIS and Hezbollah




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Hasakah; in Deir Izzour, where regime aircraft dropped flyers congratulating tribes who are battling the Islamic State; and in Raqqah, where the IS is preparing to storm the Al Tabaqa military airport. The Al Nusrah Front clashed with the Islamic Front in Hama near Morek; and was targeted by regime airstrikes near the Bab al Hawa crossing in Idlib. The Islamic Front battled regime forces in Damascus, Reef Dimashq, Deraa, Idlib, and Quneitra; and fought regime forces and the Islamic State in separate clashes in Aleppo. Al Nusrah released a video of spokesman Abu Firas al-Suri explaining that the group does not plan to create an emirate in the traditional sense but rather a means of administering the "liberated areas" under a Shariah Arbitration Charter, noting that 14 groups in Hama alone have agreed to it. He also said Al Nusrah will not be like the Islamic State, which made fighting "apostates" such as Al Nusrah a priority over fighting "original disbelievers" such as the Assad regime.




Lebanese Army in control after militants flee Arsal




Syria Chemicals near Three-Quarters Destroyed




Patriarchs decry Christian exodus, demand UN act




The Islamic State killed over 40 people in three suicide bombings at one of the regime's last remaining bases in Raqqah; clashed with tribal gunmen in Deir Izzour, where it also executed 18 employees of the sharia council who had been guarding oilfields for the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels; and clashed with the Islamic Front, regime forces, and Kurdish YPG forces in separate battles in Aleppo. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Damascus; in Reef Dimashq near Mleha, Ghouta, and the wasteland of Arsal; and in Deraa near Ankhel and Deraa city. The Islamic State also clashed with regime forces in Hama, Idlib, Latakia, and Quneitra. The Al Shwet tribe in Deir Izzour pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.




Islamic Militants in Iraq Are Widely Loathed, Yet Action to Curb Them Is Elusive




Iraq's largest Christian town falls to Islamic State

Qaraqosh, as well as Tal Kayf, Bartella, and Karamlesh, fell to the Islamic State after Kurdish Peshmerga abandoned the towns without a fight.


US adds Nusrah, Islamic State financiers to list of global terrorists




Islamic State overruns Syrian artillery regiment in Hasakah

The jihadist group seized a large amount of military hardware and munitions after overrunning Regiment 121. Fighters loyal to Chechen commander Omar al Shishani were spotted at the fighting.


Islamic State leader who defected from al Qaeda reported killed in Mosul

Abdul Rahman al Amjad al Pakistani is thought to be Abdullah al Punjabi, one of nine mid-level al Qaeda commanders to openly defect from the global jihadist group and join the Islamic State.


Islamic State jihadists behead Sunni tribesmen in Syria: monitor




Larijani adviser: Syria relies on 'excessive force'




New Border Fighting Between ISIS and Lebanon's Army




The Islamic State killed seven members of an Ismaili family in Salamiya; and stormed the town of Srehin in Hama, shooting an official and kidnapping two other people. The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Raqqah; battled Kurdish YPG forces in Ayn al Arab in Aleppo; and killed at least 15 people in Deir Izzour. Regime airstrikes targeted the IS in Raqqah and Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Quneitra; in Aleppo; in Hama; and in Reef Dimashq near al Mhleha, where Al Nusrah carried out a suicide car bombing, and in the wasteland of Arsal. The Islamic Front also launched mortar attacks in Damascus, and in the Shiite town of Nobbol in Aleppo.