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Government forces attacked rebel-held areas on the outskirts of Damascus. The al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claims to be buying weapons from the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. A senior FSA commander said he welcomes ISIL as long as it doesn't impose sharia. "Hundreds" of Pakistani jihadists are said to be in Syria. Syrian rebels holding nine Lebanese kidnapped in Aleppo in May 2012 blamed Hezbollah for a breakdown in negotiations for the release of a number of Syrian women held in regime prisons. The Red Cross delivered 5,000 food rations to the besieged Aleppo central prison.
Syrian rebels vowed to retaliate for the killing of Free Syrian Army commander Kamal Hamami yesterday in Latakia by gunmen from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Accounts differed as to how he was killed. US officials confirmed that Israel carried out a strike against Yakhont missiles near Latakia on July 5. President Obama told Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah that the US still plans to send arms to the Syrian rebels. The Pakistani Taliban have established a base in Syria to aid jihadists.