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The Syrian Revolutionaries Front displayed the dead bodies of two members of a four-man suicide bombing team who had tried to attack the SRF in Idlib. A regime airstrike on a dormitory at an IS training camp in Tibni in Deir Izzour killed 17 militants and a child. The IS issued a set of rules for Raqqah City, "the Stronghold of the Islamic State in Syria," declaring among other things that those who insist on apostasy will be murdered. The Kurdish YPG battled the IS in Hasakah. Militiamen in Reef Dimashq killed a member of the national reconciliation team along with his son and his brother. A suspected suicide bomber was executed and crucified by the Islam Army in Reef Dimashq. The Al Nusrah Front and an Islamic battalion clashed in Idlib. The Syrian National Coalition announced a plan to revamp and restructure the Free Syrian Army; SNC head Hadi el Bahra said the group would fight against both the Islamic State and the Assad regime.

Al Nusrah Front and allied rebels seize most of Syria's Golan truce line

ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels: Reports

State media claimed that Khaled Maarouf, a son of Syrian Revolutionaries Front leader Jamal Maarouf, was killed in a "terrorist attack" car bombing at an SRF checkpoint in Deir Sinbul in Idlib; another report said Jamal may also have been injured in the attack. The SRF recently agreed to a ceasefire with the Islamic State in Reef Dimashq. Regime forces clashed with the Islamic State in Deir Izzour near the military airport. The Islamic State is continuing to destroy Sufi shrines throughout Syria. Zahran Alloush, leader of the Islam Army, warned that the group will start executing captured Syrian pilots in response to regime airstrikes.

Islamic State beheads British citizen, threatens another

The Islamic State released a video of the beheading of David Cawthorne Haines, a British citizen who was kidnapped while providing security for an aid group in Syria's Idlib province in March 2013.

Struggling to Starve ISIS of Oil Revenue, US Seeks Assistance From Turkey

On the CIA estimate of number of fighters in the Islamic State

Nations Trying to Stop Their Citizens From Going to Middle East to Fight for ISIS

Syrian al Qaeda Moves in Next Door to Israel

For Assad, US offensive will weaken one foe but bolster others

In the Damascus suburb of Hajar al-Aswad, the Islamic State entered into a ceasefire with moderate and Islamist rebels "because they consider the principal enemy to be the [Assad] regime." The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front are continuing their advance in Quneitra, and now control as much as 80% of the province. Regime forces raised their flag in Halfaya in Hama after an agreement was reached with city leaders and Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front withdrew. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front, along with Ansar al Din, clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, and regime airstrikes targeted IS-held areas of Aleppo in the east. The Islamic State arrested at least nine civilians in Deir Izzour.

How Philippine UN troops defied orders, opened fire and escaped the Al Nusrah Front

Kerry plays down hopes of imminent anti-Islamic State coalition

Analysis: Al Nusrah Front explains decision to release UN peacekeepers

The Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria, explained its decision to release more than 40 UN peacekeepers in a video released earlier this week. The group disputes published reports saying that it demanded to be taken off the UN's list of designated terrorist organizations. And it says the hostages were freed in compliance with sharia law.

'Moderate' Syrian Revolutionaries Front continues to support al Qaeda

Opponents say Obama will need ground troops against Islamic State

Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections

Beating Islamic State will be much harder than Iraq or Afghan wars, officials say

US Pins Hope on Syrian Rebels With Loyalties All Over the Map

The local forces dilemma for Obama in Syria and Iraq