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Regime forces backed by Hezbollah captured two towns in the strategic Qalamoun region near the Lebanese border. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham reportedly killed up to 35 fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front during clashes in Hasakah. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq, and in Idlib, where the al Umma brigade fought alongside Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front. In Deir Izzour, an IED detonated near Al Nusrah headquarters in Al-Myaden city. The OPCW said that about half of Syria's chemical weapons have been destroyed or moved out of the country; Syria's UN ambassador said rebel assaults on Latakia, which would affect the chemical shipments, were "trying to create a catastrophe"; he also said the most recent UN report on Syria ignored terrorists' roles in human rights abuses and hindering the delivery of aid.
The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels battled regime forces in Latakia. Activists claimed that opposition forces have blocked regime reinforcements from reaching Latakia. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama, in Idlib, and in Deir Izzour. Arabs in Raqqah allied with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham to create the al Ansar Army. The ISIS fought against Kurdish Jabhat Al-Akrad and YPG forces, as well as against rebels, in Aleppo. Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters killed a senior regime officer and five of his men in Aleppo city. The UN's latest report on the delivery of aid blames both the regime and the rebels for hindrances. The UN also voted to renew its investigation of war crimes in Syria.
The Al Nusrah Front, the Ansar al Sham, and the Sham al Islam continued to battle regime forces in Latakia; the regime responded with bombardments. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham over oilfields and facilities in Deir Izzour. ISIS fought against Al Nusrah, Islamist fighters, and Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah. Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters clashed with regime forces in Hama, and in Reef Dimashq.
Chechen al Qaeda commander, popular Saudi cleric, and an Ahrar al Sham leader spotted on front lines in LatakiaMuslim al Shishani, a Chechen jihadist and military commander in the Al Nusrah Front, and Dr. Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini, an al Qaeda-linked Saudi cleric, celebrate after defeating Syrian government forces during fighting in the mountains of Latakia. A "leader of Ahrar al Sham: Abu al Hassan," is also on scene.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham bombed a Shiite shrine in Raqqah. Regime forces bombarded rebels who have seized Kasab in Latakia, including the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and the Ansar al Islam. Turkey is allowing the rebels to move somewhat freely in the border areas of Latakia.
Islamist rebels from the Ansar al Sham raised their black banner over coastal territory in Latakia after regime forces lost control of the largely Christian town of Kasab. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Deir Izzour; in Hama; in Aleppo, where they were backed by the Al-Mojaheden and Al-Ansar army; and in Latakia around Kasab, in the al Marsad 45 area with a suicide attack, and in other areas near the Turkish border. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham beheaded a Kurdish YPG fighter in Hasakah, bombarded villages in Raqqah, and clashed with the YPG in Aleppo.