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Regime forces captured the historic Krak des Chevaliers citadel in Homs from rebel forces, killing at least 11 and wounding over 45; the Islamic Front and the Jund al Sham continued to clash with regime forces in the area, however. In Raqqah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham forced 600 Kurdish civilians to leave the Tal Abyiad area and seized their lands; 540 of them escaped to Turkey. An Al Nusrah Front suicide car bomb detonated near a regime checkpoint in Hama, and Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in the province. In Aleppo, the Red Cross was able to deliver food to the central prison while the regime dropped barrel bombs on Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front, which are besieging the prison. ISIS executed nine Kurdish fighters, and continued to deprive A'in al-A'rab (Kobani) city of water. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Al-Layramoun, and the Islamic Front and rebels clashed with ISIS in Al-Qeba.
The Foreign Ministry denounced the US' closure of Syria's Embassy and consulates. The first UN aid convoy from Turkey crossed into Syria for Qamishli. The OPCW said Syria has shipped nearly half of its chemical weapons out of the country for destruction, including all of its mustard gas. Many civilians were injured when the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces near the entrance to the Yarmouk refugee camp while food aid was being distributed. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continued to clash with the Islamic Front in Hasakah. Regime forces took over Qalamoun in Reef Dimashq after battling Al Nusrah, ISIS, and the Islamic Front. In Deraa, the Islamic Front and some FSA fighters seized the Gharz prison after two months of battle. In Aleppo, Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces; and Kurdish, Islamic Front, and rebel forces killed several ISIS fighters.
In Yabroud, regime forces found a site used by the Al Nusrah Front to make rockets and another site used to rig car bombs. Regime forces tried to seize territory between Yabroud and the Lebanese border. In Deir Izzour, the Al Nusrah Front looked for Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters. In Reef Dimashq, Al Nusrah, ISIS, and Islamic fighters battled regime and Hezbollah forces outside Yabroud; ISIS killed many regime forces in an ambush. In Aleppo, the Islamic Front's Tawhid Brigade blew up a tunnel beneath the Justice Palace; Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters fought against with regime forces; and ISIS killed an Islamic Front commander in a clash. Sources said five rockets were fired at Latakia on March 9, close to OPCW activity. Al Nusrah released video of a Dec. 11 raid in Deraa.