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The Syria disconnect in US Iraq policy

ISIS announces formation of Caliphate, rebrands as 'Islamic State'

Insight: Sectarian genie is out of the bottle from Syria to Iraq

Syrian rebels buckling in face of jihadists

Report: ISIS Selling Oil to Finance Terrorist Operations; Army, Security Forces Main Targets in Lebanon

ISIS fears in Lebanon on the rise

Abu Qatada acquitted of conspiracy in Jordan

A day after the Al Nusrah Front's emir for Albu Kamal in Deir Izzour issued a statement explaining that he was relinquishing the town to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham to avoid jihadist bloodshed, other Al Nusrah fighters and allied Islamist fighters captured two ISIS positions in the strategic border town. A car bomb exploded near a checkpoint by the Al Nusrah and Islamic Front shura council in Deir Izzour, and warplanes targeted a building in Albu Kamal taken over by Al Nusrah from ISIS. A suspected ISIS car bombing of a market in Damascus killed at least two people. In Aleppo, ISIS executed and crucified an ISIS fighter accused of extortion, and targeted Ikhtrin with mortars. In Raqqah, ISIS detained a civilian and another man and was targeted by regime airstrikes; ISIS is reportedly housing Chinese fighters in Tal Akdar outside Tal Abyad city. In Hasakah, ISIS and allied tribal gunmen battled regime forces. The newly created judicial council of Ghouta in Damascus, set up by Al Nusrah, Ahrar al Sham, Ajnad Al Sham, and 13 other groups, challenged ISIS to submit to its sharia court; ISIS refused. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Homs, Reef Dimashq, and Aleppo.

Syria: Dispute Unsettles Rebel Coalition

Obama Administration Deepens US Role in Syria and Iraq

Desperately seeking moderate Syrian rebels

Free Syrian Army's Supreme Military Council 'sacked' over corruption claims

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham took over the strategic border town of Albu Kamal in Deir Izzour after the local Al Nusrah Front faction pledged allegiance to ISIS in order to avoid bloodshed. ISIS clashed with Al Nusrah near Kou' al-Atal and al-Tekehy in Deir Izzour, and shelled the town of Estrin in eastern Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama; Reef Dimashq; and in Deraa, where Al Nusrah released a defected major and two fighters it had arrested earlier. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front shelled ISIS-held areas in Aleppo.

Abbas says he backs Syria's 'war against terrorism'

Jihadist returnees stir concern in the Maghreb

ISIS Jihadists Step Up Recruitment Drive

ISIS advances on oil fields in Salahaddin, Diyala

Jordan shaken by threats from ISIS, Iraq, Syria

Egyptian Al Nusrah Front commander on Syrian border defects to ISIS

Abu Yusuf al Masri, a leader in Albu Kamal, swore allegiance to a senior "Chechen" commander in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The move could strengthen ISIS' hold on the Iraq-Syrian border.

Syrian Qaeda wing pledges loyalty to ISIS in border town