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The Islamic State battled regime forces in Aleppo; Hama; Hasakah; Raqqah; Deir Izzour, where the IS also clashed with tribal gunmen and the Islamic Front; and in Reef Dimashq, where the IS fought along with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Qalamoun. The Islamic State told media activists on Aug. 1 in Deir Izzour they had to swear allegiance to the IS and submit all reports to IS. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo; Damascus; Reef Dimashq; and Hama. Al Nusrah clashed with the Al Haramen brigade in Deraa. Al Nusrah's emir for Idlib was killed in a car bombing. The Army of Islam and Suqour Al Sham Brigades issued a statement "complementing the declaration of the Islamic Front 8 months ago [and] ... "declar[ing] the full integration of all units, battalions, bureaus, media and political activities under the name of 'The Islamic Front' in order to abolish factionalism," to be commanded by Muhammad Zahran Alloush.
The Islamic State clashed with tribal gunmen in Abo Hamam in Deir Izzour, with regime forces in Hama, and with Kurdish YPG fighters in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Jobar in Damascus, and in Hama near Morek and the military airport. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Homs, Idlib, Deraa, Quneitra, and Hama; and battled the IS and regime forces in separate clashes in Aleppo.
The Islamic State battled regime forces in Hasakah; set up a marriage bureau and slit a man's throat in Al Bab in Aleppo; and clashed with regime forces, and arrested civilians and prevented them from visiting tombs in Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Aleppo; in Hama near Morek, in the northwestern countryside, and along the Hama City-Mharde road; in Homs; and in Reef Dimashq near al Mhleha and Qalamoun. The rebel drive in Hama is said to be aimed at destroying the military airport. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Aleppo, where the group blew up two tunnels under a police headquarters in Old Aleppo; in Deir Izzour near the military airport; and in Deraa, where the group targeted military housing and hospital facilities.
The Islamic State arrested and flogged people in Deir Izzour, where it also ambushed Islamic Front fighters and exiled a member of the Al Nusrah Front's former sharia council. The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Hasakah and took over the Melabeyyi Regiment; lost control of the Sha'er gas field in Homs to regime forces yesterday; and in Aleppo, battled regime forces near Kweris airport, fought against the Islamic Front, Al Nusrah, and Jabhat al Akrad in the northern Aleppo countryside, and clashed with Kurdish YPG forces in Ayn al-Arab. In Idlib, 35 Islamic fighters defected and headed to Raqqah to join the IS, and a suicide car bombing in Atama yesterday killed nine people, including an Islamic Front commander. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Reef Dimashq; Damascus; Deraa; and Aleppo, where they were joined by Ansar Al Din Front, Al Muhajereen, Al Ansar army, Fajer Al Islam, and rebels. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama. A car bombing in Homs targeting the Alawite and Christian neighborhood of Atama killed at least seven people.