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Al Nusrah Front official explains al Qaeda's strategy, conflict with former branch

A video released by the Al Nusrah Front stars Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, a jihadist ideologue who serves as a sharia official in the group. Sulayman discusses al Qaeda's organizational scheme and hierarchy, as well as the ongoing conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS).


Syria war creeps towards Assad's coastal heartland




President Assad claimed that the Syrian conflict has reached a turning point in terms of the regime's military achievements and national reconciliation. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama, Aleppo, and Reef Dimashq. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deraa, Idlib, and Homs. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fought against Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour. ISIS controls al Bab city in Aleppo.




Warily, Lebanon tackles violent spillover from Syria




Al Nusrah Front fighter reportedly arrested for planning attacks in Egypt




Both state media and rebel sources claimed that a poison gas attack injured dozens of people in the village of Kfar Zeita in Hama, and blamed each other. State media said the attack involved chlorine gas and was carried out by the Al Nusrah Front, and warned that the group was planning other chemical attacks in Hama and in the Wadi Deif area of Idlib. Al Nusrah tried to take over a regime checkpoint in Idlib. Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters clashed with regime forces in Hama; in Reef Dimashq; in Latakia, where they were joined by the Junoud al Sham, Ahrar al Sham, Sham al Islam, and Ansar al Sham; and in Aleppo, where, in some of the fiercest fighting in two years in the city, they were joined by the al Muhajireen army, al Ansar battalion, and rebels. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fought against Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo. Al Nusrah released a video in which an Australian member of its sharia council provided background on the long-simmering dispute between Al Nusrah and ISIS.




Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war




In Jordan Town, Syria War Inspires Jihadist Dreams




Arming the 'moderate' rebels in the Syrian south




In the town of Albu Kamal in Deir Izzour near the Iraqi border, 86 people were killed as the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front recaptured the border town from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deir Izzour, in Reef Dimashq, and in Idlib, where they were joined by the al Umma brigade. ISIS clashed with Islamic fighters and the Kurdish YPG in Raqqah, and with Islamic fighters and rebels in Aleppo. In a video, German jihadist Denis Mamadou Cuspert (a.k.a.Abu Talha al-Almani) stated his allegiance to ISIS and called for recruits. A member of al Qaeda's shura committee urged that jihadist infighting in Syria be submitted to sharia council arbitration, and a group of prominent ideologues called on al Qaeda's emir to address problems posed by ISIS.




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Social Media Jihad: Tweeting a message to Zawahiri




Jihadist ideologues call on Zawahiri to detail problems with former al Qaeda affiliate

A group of jihadist ideologues has published a message addressed to Ayman al Zawahiri. They call on Zawahiri to address the specific problems they have encountered with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), which has been disowned by al Qaeda.


Al Qaeda shura council member addresses infighting in Syria

Abu Khalil al Madani has released an audio message calling on the jihadist groups in Syria to form a common sharia committee, as well as a security committee. Much of his message echoes the mediation efforts of the past.


Hezbollah fighters say a 'duty' to help Syria's Assad




Lebanon - Future Movement, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya re-examine ties




Regime forces clashed violently with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Latakia; the military emir for Al Nusrah in Darkoush was killed. In Deir Izzour near the Iraq border the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fought against Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front, and at least 54 fighters are said to have been killed, of which 12 were from ISIS. In Aleppo, Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, the al Muhajireen Army, and the al Ansar battalion clashed with regime forces; and Islamic fighters targeted ISIS in northeastern Reef Aleppo.




Social Media Jihad: Banner dedicated to Zawahiri's main representative in Syria




Moroccan jihadist leader dies in Syria




Britain Increasingly Invokes Power to Disown Its Citizens