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State media claimed that 115 rebels who were defected soldiers and policemen turned in their weapons in Quneitra. Rebels alleged that regime grenades and barrel bombs filled with chlorine were used recently to attack rebel-held areas; the OPCW said no state has asked it to investigate. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Mujahideen; in Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Ansar Al Sham, Sham al Islam, and rebels; and in Hama. The Islamic Front also fought against regime forces in Homs, Idlib, Sweida, and Damascus. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish forces in Hasakah, and with the Islamic Front in Raqqah. State media said a Russian plane with 34 tons of donated humanitarian aid landed in Latakia.
The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq and in Latakia. Jaysh al Muhajireen wal Ansar, composed mainly of non-Syrians, fought alongside Al Nusrah in Aleppo. The Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Homs, which rebels are trying to hold; Aleppo; Reef Dimashq; Damascus, where they set off a car bomb near a mosque; Idlib, Deir Izzour; Hama; and Deraa. The al-Battar Battalion said another German jihadist, not rapper Denis Cuspert, was killed recently in Hasakah. Al Nusrah killed 16 Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fighters, including some commanders, in two suicide bombings yesterday in Ghariba in Deir Izzour. Two Austrian teenage girls are said to have traveled to Syria for jihad.
The Assad regime slated a presidential election for June 3; requests for nomination will be accepted until May 1. Mortar shells landed 100 meters from the Parliament in Damascus, killing five people. Rebels led by the Al Nusrah Front launched a counteroffensive in Homs, where they were joined by the Islamic Front. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama, Reef Dimashq, and Aleppo. In Deir Izzour, the Islamic Front continued to clash with regime forces near the military airport in Deir Izzour city, and Al Nusrah carried out two suicide car bombings in Ghariba. In Hasakah, the German-rapper-turned-jihadist Denis Mamadou Cuspert was reportedly killed by an Al Nusrah suicide attack on foreign fighters affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.
The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; in Reef Dimashq; in Homs, where Al Nusrah carried out two suicide bombings; in Latakia, where they were joined by Junoud al Sham, Ahrar al Sham, Sham al Islam, and Ansar al Sham; and in Aleppo, where they were joined by Fajr al Islam and the Abu A'mara battalion. Also in Aleppo, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish YPG fighters in Kobani city, and bombarded regime forces near Kweiris airport. Islamic fighters fought against regime forces in Idlib and in Sweida. Four French journalists kidnapped by ISIS in two incidents in June were released with the help of Turkish authorities. Reports surfaced indicating that Sanafi al Nasr, a senior al Qaeda leader said to have been killed last month in Latakia, is alive.
The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; in Aleppo, where they were joined by the al Mujahideen army; in Reef Dimashq; and in Latakia, where they were joined by the Junoud al Sham, Ahrar al Sham, Sham al Islam, and Ansar al Sham. Turkish border guards opened fire on Kurdish civilians trying to enter Turkey from Syria in Aleppo. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham executed a defected soldier in Hasakah, and clashed with Islamic fighters in Deir Izzour. A large car bomb detonated outside a mosque in the largely Alawite Akrama area of Homs, killing at least 14 people and injuring over 50. Mortars and rockets have begun targeting Druze neighborhoods in Sweida, following an alleged vow by Al Nusrah that it would attack military and paramilitary targets in Sweida to "avenge" the deaths of Deraa residents.
In Raqqah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham conducted raids and arrests. In Aleppo, the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and the Abu A'mara battalion attacked a large regime barracks by first blowing up tunnels under it, and were joined by the al Mujahideen army and rebels in other areas; the ISIS clashed with Kurdish YPG forces and bombarded areas near Kobani city. In Idlib, regime forces ambushed Islamic forces near M'aret al-Nu'man city, killing 28 non-Syrian fighters. In Reef Dimashq, regime forces clashed with Al Nusrah, Islamic forces, and rebel fighters. A jihadist media outlet issued a posthumous statement from the slain leader of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades warning of the danger to the jihadist cause posed by ISIS' expansion into Syria. The ISIS spokesman issued a statement criticizing al Qaeda's general command for allegedly deviating from the path of Osama bin Laden.