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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham bombed a Shiite shrine in Raqqah. Regime forces bombarded rebels who have seized Kasab in Latakia, including the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and the Ansar al Islam. Turkey is allowing the rebels to move somewhat freely in the border areas of Latakia.




Qaeda Militants Seek Syria Base, US Officials Say




The Ansar al-Sham Battalions




Islamist rebels from the Ansar al Sham raised their black banner over coastal territory in Latakia after regime forces lost control of the largely Christian town of Kasab. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Deir Izzour; in Hama; in Aleppo, where they were backed by the Al-Mojaheden and Al-Ansar army; and in Latakia around Kasab, in the al Marsad 45 area with a suicide attack, and in other areas near the Turkish border. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham beheaded a Kurdish YPG fighter in Hasakah, bombarded villages in Raqqah, and clashed with the YPG in Aleppo.




Report: Former head of al Qaeda's network in Iran now operates in Syria

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader from Kuwait, is reportedly now operating inside Syria as part of the Al Nusrah Front. Al Fadhli has been tied to a string of plots against Western interests.


Al Nusrah Front video features veteran al Qaeda military leader

An Al Nusrah Front video features Abu Hammam al Shami, an al Qaeda veteran who swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden and has served al Qaeda's senior leaders since the late 1990s. Abu Hammam criticizes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) in the video.


Iran resumes monetary aid to Hamas




Lebanon calls for support for army to counter Syria fallout




The Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front seized the Kasab crossing into Turkey. Rebels are also advancing in Idlib, Aleppo, and parts of Hama. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish PYG and Jabhat Al-Akrad forces in Raqqah. In Deir Izzour, ISIS fought against the Islamic Front in a salt mine, and a 20-year-old woman was executed. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Homs and in Aleppo. The Islamic Front blew up a building inhabited by Shiites in Idlib. The UN blamed both the regime and rebels for the "extremely challenging" conditions hindering the delivery of aid. Eleven officials of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's Central Region issued a statement greeting the emirs of the ISIS and Al Nusrah and urging an end to fighting against ISIS "and the emigrants."




Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 6 members, 2 tied to Syria conflict

Ansar Jerusalem said those killed had fought admirably against Egypt's security forces on March 19 as they were outnumbered and outgunned. Two of the six had fought in the ongoing conflict in Syria, according to the jihadist group.


'French jihadist' fears remain two years on from Merah




Social Media Jihad: (Updated) No interview with Ayman al Zawahiri on Syrian conflict




Turkey shot down a Syrian jet, claiming it violated Turkish airspace; the plane crashed in Syrian territory near the contested Kasab crossing. Hezbollah claimed to have killed three rebel car bomb experts in Qalamoun along with four of their bodyguards in an ambush. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham launched an offensive to seize the Kobani region from Kurdish forces. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Idlib; 18 wounded Islamist fighters were moved to Turkey for treatment and at least five non-Syrians died in battle. Regime forces seized areas of Latakia from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front. One of President Assad's cousins was killed while fighting the Islamic Front in Latakia. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Aleppo.




Syria back on Turkey's agenda




The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front's Ahrar al Sham battled regime forces for control of the Kasab crossing along the Turkish border. The leaders of the western and central rebel fronts announced a battle to liberate the coast in Latakia. Syrian state media accused Turkey of allowing and assisting the Islamist forces to attack Kasab from Turkish territory; it also claimed that regime forces ambushed and killed a number of Al Nusrah fighters in Adra who had infiltrated from Jordan. In Raqqah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham crucified an alleged thief and lost 18 fighters in a battle with Kurdish forces. In Hasakah, ISIS clashed with Al Nusrah and Islamic Front forces. In Hama, Islamic fighters fired rockets at the Christian city of Mharda. In Aleppo, the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces in Aleppo city, on Shweinah mountain, and in Lermon. ISIS killed eight Islamic Front fighters in an ambush near Om Al-Qura.




Yabroud town - a strategic prize for Syria government




Syria's Lebanese Ghost Prisoners




ISIS enforces strict religious law in Raqqa




In Latakia, the Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham, and the Islamic Front battled regime forces around Kasab on the Turkish border; an Al Nusrah emir was killed. Fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Free Syrian Army are said to be seeking to take Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Kurdish forces clashed with ISIS in Hasakah and in Aleppo. Regime forces claimed to now control the western half of Homs. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces in Damascus near Yarmouk, and in Hama; and clashed with ISIS in Deir Izzour near a salt mine. The head of the OPCW mission said Syria could still meet the June 30 target for moving its chemical weapons out of the country. ISIS demanded that Al Nusrah official Abu Abdullah al Shami stop slandering ISIS. Al Shami blamed the Free Syrian Army for abandoning Al Nusrah forces at Yabroud.




Fears as Islamist fighters flock to Lebanon