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Regime forces and rebels agreed to several local truces in Damascus. Regime forces recaptured Maan, a village in Hama where at least 25 Alawites were killed by Islamist fighters on Feb. 9. Islamist and rebel fighters clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Aleppo, and with regime forces in Homs. In clashes pitting ISIS against the Al Nusrah Front and rebel fighters in Aleppo, Deir Ezzour, and Idlib, 18 ISIS fighters were killed, along with 23 fighters from Al Nusrah and rebels. In Yabroud, an Islamist commander was killed by regime and Hezbollah forces; and in Aleppo, Kurdish Front militia head Alaa Jabbu was killed, as was a German jihadist.
The Supreme Military Council replaced head Salim Idriss with Brigadier Abdullah al-Bashir, citing "the difficulties faced by the Syrian revolution." An activist group said about 6,000 people have died in Syria since the Geneva II talks started, the highest daily toll in the conflict so far. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq. Islamic battalions and rebels clashed with regime forces in Hama and in Homs. An Islamic brigade reportedly shot an aircraft out of the sky at Kweiris airport in Aleppo. Kurdish YPG forces clashed with ISIS and rebels in Hasakah.
A PLO official said most of the Syrian rebel gunmen have left the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, after reaching an agreement with Palestinian factions; the move was made to allow the delivery of aid to the besieged camp.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, supported by the Al Nusrah Front and Islamic battalions, fought against regime, NDF, and Hezbollah forces in Damascus and in Hasakah. Regime forces clashed with Al Nusrah and Islamic battalions in Aleppo, in Hama, and in Deir Izzour. ISIS battled the Free Syrian Army's Jabhat Al-Kurd, Ahfad Al-Murslin, and Asifah Al-Shamal (Northern Storm) brigades in Aleppo near Azaz. An Islamic battalions fighter fired two RPGs into an ISIS base in a church in Raqqah.
Saudi Arabia will soon supply MANPADS and antiaircraft missiles to the Free Syrian Army from warehouses in Jordan and Turkey. The US is said to have already paid $3 million in salaries for fighters from the FSA's Southern Front, which is headed by Bashar al-Zoubi. The second round of Geneva II talks ended in an impasse. Islamic battalions mined tunnels under a hotel serving as a base for regime forces in Aleppo, killing five soldiers. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Islamic battalions in Aleppo, killing 17 of the latter. A suicide car bombing near a mosque in Deraa killed at least 18 people. Islamic battalions fought against regime forces in Idlib. Gunmen killed three ISIS fighters in Raqqah. The Al Nusrah Front and Islamic battalions battled regime and Hezbollah forces in Reef Dimashq.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Islamic battalions in Aleppo; and in Deir Izzour, where it also fought against the Al Nusrah Front; and in Raqqah, where it also battled rebels. Al Nusrah and Islamic battalions clashed with regime forces in Hasakah, and in Hama. Al Nusrah claimed five January bombings in al Qalamoun in Damascus. The UN mediator said the Geneva II talks are failing.