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UN investigators warn of wider sectarian war across Iraq, Syria




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's quiet war minister

Little is publicly known about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham's war minister. But he was appointed in April 2010 and the war ministry he leads has been in charge of planning the group's operations in the past.


Regime forces attacked an ISIS office in Hasakah, clashed with ISIS fighters over the Sha'r gas field in Homs, and attacked the ISIS headquarters and sharia court in Raqqah city in Raqqah. The regime airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in eastern Syria were coordinated with Iraq. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq, Aleppo, and Homs. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Idlib. A video surfaced purporting to show Zahran Alloush, head of the Islamic Front's Islam Army, urging rebels to carry on their offensive in Damascus. Regime forces have taken over Kasab in Latakia and are flushing out remaining rebel pockets. Under the June 9 amnesty act, the Assad regime has released over 1,500 prisoners from its jails; the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that over 70,000 prisoners arrested three years ago are expected to be released soon.




Syrian army crushes rebel push near Turkish border




Syria pounds ISIS bases in coordination with Iraq




Maghreb terrorists make sales pitch to youth




ISIS menaces al Qaeda in Libyan city of Derna




US Officials Fear Moner Mohammad Abusalha's Jihad Video Will Inspire Others




Turkey paying price for jihadist highway on border




Qatar to pay former Hamas civil servant salaries




Nine top Free Syrian Army commanders resigned, citing an absence of donor support that disadvantaged them against the Assad regime and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The Al Nusrah Front and allied rebel groups, including the Islamic Front, pulled out of the border town of Kasab in Latakia, and withdrew to the Jabal al-Akrad area. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Homs; Reef Dimashq; and Aleppo, where the al Tawhid brigade prevented cars from passing through the Bab al Salama crossing and FSA fighters extracted $100 bribes from cars at the crossing. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Deraa, where it was joined by rebels, and many regime soldiers were killed and some of them beheaded; in Idlib; in Damascus; and in Hama. In Deir Izzour, a car bombing at an arms market in Mayadeen, an area controlled by Al Nusrah, killed at least eight civilians; Al Nusrah reportedly brought into the country five Humvees and three other vehicles that were captured from the Iraqi army. In Hasakah, regime warplanes bombed areas under the control of the ISIS, including one of its bases; and a suicide car bombing killed at least 10 civilians near a Kurdish forces base.




Ansar al Sharia Tunisia leader says gains in Iraq should be cause for jihadist reconciliation

Abu Iyad al Tunisi, the head of Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, has released a statement calling for jihadists in the Levant to reconcile based on recent events in Iraq.


The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front continued to battle regime forces in Latakia, Hama, Homs, and Deir Izzour. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo and Deraa. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fought against regime forces in Homs, and is said to be besieging parts of Deir Izzour city.




Syria Islamist militants pause and reinforce from Iraq




With ISIS advancements, nearby Jordan must be concerned, analysts say




US to move aircraft carrier to Gulf




The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with regime forces in Raqqah; and in Hama, in Berri in eastern Reef Hama. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Homs, Hama, Reef Dimashq, and Latakia. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Idlib and Deir Izzour. The political head of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood claimed that the ISIS is supported by Iran. The Syrian National Coalition is planning to elect new defense and interior ministers.




Turkey ignored direct warnings of ISIS attack on Mosul




Syria Islamist factions in new push against rivals




Baghdadi, leader of Iraq insurgents, is jihad's rising chief