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Interview with Former UN Peace Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi




A senior figure in the Syrian National Coalition denied rumors of a shakeup and creation of a new opposition group. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; Reef Dimashq; and Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh Muhajireen wal Ansar. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham has reportedly kidnapped 2,000 people in recent weeks from Aleppo, Hasakah, Raqqah, and Deir Izzor. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front continued to clash in Deir Izzour with the ISIS, and recaptured the Al Kharrata oil station. The ISIS cut off water and electricity to Deir Izzour city in an attempt to besiege it. Regime forces targeted an ISIS headquarters in Raqqah. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Deraa, where "unknown gunmen" targeted an electrical tower in the north, cutting off electricity to much of the province.




Barrel bombs risk becoming answer to insurgency




Rice: United States is leading with 'lethal and non-lethal' aid to Syria




Iraqi troops repel ISIS assault on Mosul

The ISIS killed 18 security personnel during a massed assault on the northern Iraqi city. ISIS fighters also briefly seized control of Anbar University in Ramadi.


Syrians wage 'war of tunnels' for Damascus




European women find appeal in Syrian jihad




Hollande: 30 French nationals killed in Syria




EU targets Western jihadists on radical websites




A recent study estimates that some 2,800 Westerners have gone to Syria to fight, and most have joined the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham or the Al Nusrah Front. President Assad celebrated his reelection by granting amnesty to 300 inmates at Aleppo Central Prison and over 500 at Adra prison in Damascus province. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Homs; Latakia; Reef Dimashq; and Aleppo, where they were joined by the al Mujahideen Army, and a rebel brigade blew up a tunnel, cutting off water to the city for several days. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour, where the ISIS agreed with Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front to leave the town of Kasham alone and the Abdullah ibn Al Zobayr battalions would be allowed to guard the town.




ISIS touts French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in Syria

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continues to highlight the deaths of foreign jihadists in both Iraq and Syria.


The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq, Latakia, and Homs. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama; Damascus; and in Deraa, where Islamic Front forces targeted the 12th brigade, the 175 convoy, and an airport in Ezra'. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fought against Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour. The second edition of ISIS' English-language magazine features French, German, and Libyan suicide bombers in Homs. France said its investigation of the alleged use of chlorine gas by regime forces in Syria is inconclusive so far.




ISIS takes control of areas in central Iraqi city

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took partial control of Samarra after more than 150 fighters stormed the city.


G7 to focus on Syria foreign fighters after Brussels attack: diplomats




The Accelerating Spread of Terrorism




Foreign policy expert says US deal with Iran could unhinge Mideast




Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.


Uzbek jihadist group releases footage from Syrian training camp

The Imam Bukhari Jamaat, which fights alongside the Al Nusrah Front and Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar, touted its training camp, which is thought to be located near Aleppo.


The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, where the rebel Badr Martyrs' Battalion was accused of torturing civilians and killing 50 by shelling residential neighborhoods; in Hama; in Homs, where a suicide truck bomb killed at least 10 people in an Alawite town; in Quneitra; and in Reef Dimashq, where an Al Nusrah emir was killed. In Deraa, an Al Nusrah fighter was killed by a barrel bombing. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Damascus and in Idlib. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour, where an Al Nusrah deputy emir was killed. ISIS released the first issue of its English-language news magazine. The Syrian National Coalition claimed that the Assad regime was planning to target voters and polling stations with "a series of bombings."




Iran's Khamenei warns supporters of Syrian rebels