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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.
Regime forces backed by Hezbollah captured Rankous in Qalamoun near the Lebanese border, cutting off rebel supply lines and solidifying the regime's hold in the area. The Al Nusrah Front, Islamic fighters, and rebels reportedly left Rankous after its inhabitants made a truce with the regime two days earlier. Two car bombs detonated in Alawite neighborhoods in the city of Homs, killing at least 25 people and injuring over 100. Islamic Front fighters clashed with regime forces in Latakia. The Al Nusrah Front and Islamic fighters battled regime forces in Aleppo, where they were joined by the al Muhajireen army, the al Ansar battalion, and rebels; and in Reef Dimashq in the Rankous area. Members of Al Nusrah's sharia council in Kafranbel, Idlib allegedly tortured and whipped a man. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham eulogized a Moroccan commander killed by Al Nusrah.
The Al Nusrah Front and Islamic fighters clashed with regime forces in Idlib; in Deir Izzour; in Hama; in Reef Dimashq near Rankous and Ras al-Ma'arra; and in Latakia, where they were joined by Junoud al Sham, Ahrar al Sham, Sham al Islam, and Ansar al Sham. The UN human rights chief said the Assad regime's abuses "far outweigh" those of the opposition. Al Nusrah claimed a joint attack with the Shield of Khan Shaykhoun in Idlib.