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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.
Opposition activists accused the Assad regime of a gas attack in Harasta, the fourth such attack claimed by the opposition so far in April. The Al Nusrah Front said it was cutting ties with the Raqqah Rebel Brigade. In Idlib, Al Nusrah clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, after ISIS fighters killed Al Nusrah's emir for Idlib and his family members. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Latakia and in Reef Dimashq. The Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Deraa, and fought against the ISIS in Deir Izzour. The ISIS released a video showing fighters from foreign countries including the West burning passports, denouncing patriotism, and threatening to come and destroy "tyrants" in Canada and the US. Russia expressed concern about reports the US has supplied at least 20 units of antitank weapons to Syrian rebels.
Regime forces launched an offensive on Homs city, parts of which have been besieged for almost two years, and retook one of the last rebel-held villages in Qalamoun. The Al Nusrah Front claimed three car bombings in Homs and said its fighters are eager to detonate more as well as conduct suicide attacks. In Aleppo, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with the Kurdish Front brigade, and the Islamic Front battled regime forces; ISIS also was targeted by regime forces in Aleppo. ISIS clashed with Islamic fighters in Raqqah. Al Nusrah announced an offensive in Sweida province, and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Deraa. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama, Reef Dimashq, and in Idlib, where Islamic fighters toured Sermen displaying a beheaded Syrian soldier. Videos appeared showing rebel groups, including the Syrian Revolutionaries' Front and the Harakat Hazm, using US-made antitank rockets.