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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




Israel hits back after fire from Gaza, Syria




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq; and in Aleppo, where the Islamic Front blew up a tunnel in Old Aleppo near the Al Zahrawi market, killing at least 20 regime troops. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Quneitra; in Damascus; and in Hama, where they took over the Tal Salba checkpoint; and executed a man in Deraa. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham is stopping people from entering and leaving Raqqah city to prevent them from participating in elections, and clashed with Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour.




Syria bomber was Florida-born, raised in middle-class family




Obama on slippery Syrian slope




US officials have identified American suicide bomber in Syria

US officials have identified the first American suicide bomber in Syria as Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who reportedly grew up in Florida. Abusalha went by the alias "Abu Hurayra al Amriki" and joined the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's official branch in Syria.


Report: Florida man may be 1st American suicide bomber in Syria




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Homs. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo near the central prison; in Deraa in Deraa city; and in Deir Izzour, where two members of a reconciliation committee were detained by the sharia committee. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham kidnapped at least 193 Kurdish civilians from Qbasin near Al Bab city in Aleppo; clashed with the Islamic Front in Deir Izzour; destroyed shrines in Aleppo; executed a fighter in Raqqah; and executed 15 civilians in Hasakah. Al Nusrah claimed a joint operation in Khan Sheikhoun in the Idlib on May 25 by "brothers in the al-Nusra Front in Hama, Jund al-Aqsa, Liwa' al-Ummah [Brigade of the Ummah], Liwa' al-Haq, and Farouq al-Shimal"; the al Qaeda affiliate also claimed two May 25 car bombings in Zahra in Homs; "liberation" of two regime barriers in Homs on May 18; and a joint "liberation" of the al-Khazanat Camp in Khan Sheikhoun on May 15 by Al Nusrah, Jund al-Aqsa, Liwa' al-Ummah, and Liwa' al-Haq.