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In Deir Izzour, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham designated the towns of Khesham and Tabia as military areas, sending residents fleeing; and ISIS distributed a statement in eastern Deir Izzour refuting rumors that ISIS considers other rebel fighters in the province to be infidels. The Islamic Front in Al Bo Kamal in Deir Izzour demanded that the Al Nusrah Front clarify its position regarding ISIS after reports that ISIS and Al Nusrah cooperated in the city. In Aleppo, ISIS clashed with Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and Kurdish YPG forces. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq, where gunmen blew up a power line, briefly cutting off electricity to Damascus; and in Aleppo. The Islamic Front also fought against regime forces in Homs. State media claimed that Israeli airstrikes killed four people and wounded nine more. Human Rights Watch said militant groups in Syria, including the ISIS, Al Nusrah, and the Islamic Front are recruiting children as young as 14 to serve in battle.

Syria hands over remaining chemical weapons for destruction

ISIS plays with big bucks in estimated billion-dollar fortune

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham captured the al Walid crossing in Iraq, opposite al Tanf in Homs. ISIS clashed with the Islamic Front and rebels in the Aleppo countryside and took over the towns of Ekthar and Ma'lan near the Turkish border; ISIS fighters were seen using American Humvees seized in Iraq. ISIS bombarded Al Enne and Al Tariq and clashed with the jihadi Shura council in Deir Izzour; regime forces bombarded parts of the ISIS-held Mouhasan city in Deir Izzour. ISIS fighters attacked near Kari Bari village and kidnapped at least 20 university students in Hasakah. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama and Reef Dimashq. Al Nusrah executed the commander of the Kahil Martyrs battalion, his brother, and another fighter after clashes in Deraa over a fighter's alleged "blasphemy." The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Soran in Hama, in Idlib, Quneitra, and Deraa. An Israeli Arab youth was killed by an explosion south of Quneitra on the Golan Heights.

Jordan Salafist leader Abu Muhammad al Maqdisi, freed, quiet so far on ISIS-Nusrah rift

ISIS takes control of border crossings in southwestern Iraq

The reality of Syria jihad, as told by young Moroccan returnee

Iraqi militants seize 2 more border crossings

Syria jihadists now using Humvees seized in Iraq: NGO

Iraq: Battle-hardened fighters return from Syria to fight ISIS at home

Iran rejects US action in Iraq as militants push east

Secret US Plan to Aid Iraq Fizzled Amid Mutual Distrust

ISIS' path of destruction drains Iraq and Syria's water supplies

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham executed three Free Syrian Army officers (the vice-leader of the military council in Deir Ezzor province and two commanders in the Al Haq group) in Deir Izzour. ISIS yesterday took over Mo Hasan and other strategic towns in eastern Deir Izzour, including the headquarters of the rebel battalions' military council. Regime airstrikes targeted Mo Hasan today, killing 13 fighters and three civilians. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Jaysh al Mujahireen wal Ansar; and in Reef Dimashq. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Deraa and Idlib, and battled ISIS in Deir Izzour.

Sunni fighters expand offensive in western Iraq

ISIS seizes border crossing in western Anbar

ISIS and the threat to Turkey

The recent hostage crisis in Mosul is only the latest sign that Turkey's new neighbor, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, poses a serious threat to Turkey's national security.

Iraq militants take Syria-border post in drive for caliphate

Iraq's Hold on Border Crossings Weakening as at Least 34 Are Killed in Battle

Iraq Insurgents Reaping Wealth as They Advance