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Two suicide car bombs in Alawite neighborhoods in Zahraa in Homs killed at least 51 civilians and injured more than 70. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; in Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Sham Al Islam, and rebels; in Hama; and in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar. The Islamic Front also fired missiles at the Russian gas company in al Forklos in Homs, and clashed with regime forces in Damascus and Deraa. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham is besieging Kwayres military airport in Aleppo; ISIS also executed 10 men in Raqqah, and killed a boy in Hasakah. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights issued a report documenting the control of oil wells and gas plants in eastern Syria by Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and other Islamist groups.




Israeli intelligence: Assad concealing chemical capability




My perilous journey from Aleppo to Turkey




Legitimate targets? Debating how to battle the Assad regime




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; Reef Dimashq; Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Ansar al Sham, and Sham al Islam; and in Aleppo, where Al Nusrah announced it decided to restore electricity to the city 10 days after cutting it off. Fighting alongside Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Aleppo are Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar, Fajer al Sham, Abo Amara battalions, Al Tawhid brigade, and Ahrar al Sham. The Islamic Front also fought against regime forces in Homs, Deraa, Deir Izzour, Idlib, and Damascus. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham announced the death in Damascus of a 13-year-old boy, its "youngest fighter." The government barred Syrians who left the country via unofficial crossings from voting in the presidential election; President Assad confirmed he will seek re-election.




Revealed: the radical clerics using social media to back British jihadists in Syria




Feds Worry Whether Foreign Fighters in Syria May Target US, DHS Head Says




Iraq's Interior Ministry said Iraqi helicopters attacked an eight-truck convoy in eastern Syria that was heading for Anbar to supply fuel to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham; it is the first time Iraq has claimed a strike inside Syria since the civil war began. Fighters from the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and the Jaysh Muhajireen wal Ansar clashed with regime forces in Old Aleppo; the Islamic Front blew up bridges and buildings, including the Chamber of Industry, which had been used as an office for regime forces; at least 21 people were killed and 50 injured. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq, Deraa, Quneitra, and Latakia.




Kuwait, ally on Syria, is also the leading funder of extremist rebels




Syria Making Good Progress in Chemical Weapons Removal




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces in Reef Dimashq; and in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Muhajireen wal Ansar Army. In Deraa, 88 fighters have been killed in the past two days in clashes between regime forces and rebels led by the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front. In Hasakah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish YPG and Asayesh forces, which also clashed with Syrian intelligence forces. ISIS battled Islamic fighters in Deir Izzour. ISIS left three people dead in a road in Idlib with a note announcing the start of a new operation. ISIS also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo in the city of Al Bab.




Syria's bloodshed spills into Iraq as al Qaeda bombs Shia militant rally




Jordan: Syrian women in distress




The Big Weapons that the US May Be Secretly Supplying to the Syrian Rebels




Syrian opposition looks to Congress for military boost




The Ahl al Sham, an umbrella group comprising the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and the Mujahideen Army, announced an interim truce with Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo and its countryside. In Deraa, the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces, and 45 of the jihadist fighters were killed. Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters also battled regime forces in Hama and Reef Dimashq. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Islamic fighters in northern Reef Aleppo, clashed with the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour, claimed two suicide truck bombings yesterday in Hasakah, and clashed with regime forces and the Islamic Front in Raqqah. Activists in Raqqah have launched a campaign against ISIS and its atrocities. Russia said claims that the Assad regime used chlorine gas in recent attacks are false.




Worried about terror attacks at home, Jordan steps up arrests of suspected Syria jihadists




Lebanon - Tripoli militia leaders abound despite crackdown




So the Turkish army is in Syria...




Syria launches reconciliation drive to disarm rebels