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Saudi Arabia will soon supply MANPADS and antiaircraft missiles to the Free Syrian Army from warehouses in Jordan and Turkey. The US is said to have already paid $3 million in salaries for fighters from the FSA's Southern Front, which is headed by Bashar al-Zoubi. The second round of Geneva II talks ended in an impasse. Islamic battalions mined tunnels under a hotel serving as a base for regime forces in Aleppo, killing five soldiers. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Islamic battalions in Aleppo, killing 17 of the latter. A suicide car bombing near a mosque in Deraa killed at least 18 people. Islamic battalions fought against regime forces in Idlib. Gunmen killed three ISIS fighters in Raqqah. The Al Nusrah Front and Islamic battalions battled regime and Hezbollah forces in Reef Dimashq.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Islamic battalions in Aleppo; and in Deir Izzour, where it also fought against the Al Nusrah Front; and in Raqqah, where it also battled rebels. Al Nusrah and Islamic battalions clashed with regime forces in Hasakah, and in Hama. Al Nusrah claimed five January bombings in al Qalamoun in Damascus. The UN mediator said the Geneva II talks are failing.
In Aleppo, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham fought against Islamic battalions; and in the village of Aziz, Islamic battalions beheaded six regime soldiers and left their heads as "a gift to" the head of regime military operations in Aleppo. The ISIS clashed with the Al Nusrah Front and Ahrar al Sham in Deir Izzour, and with Al Nusrah and Islamic battalions in Hasaka. Regime forces battled Al Nusrah and Islamic battalions in Reef Dimashq. The Assad regime denounced an EU plan to use frozen regime assets to fund the removal of Syria's chemical weapons. The Syrian opposition recommended the formation of a transitional body to oversee a UN-monitored ceasefire and the expulsion of foreign fighters. Al Nusrah released video of a Jan. 27 suicide bombing in Hama. A group of European ISIS supporters asked Al Nusrah to stop attacking ISIS and join with it.
Two Al Nusrah Front suicide bombings in Hama killed at least 30 soldiers, and an Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham suicide bombing in Damascus killed 32 people, reportedly soldiers, when two buildings collapsed. Regime forces clashed with Islamic battalions in Deraa, as well as in Idlib, in Aleppo, and in Homs. An American jihadist accused Al Nusrah of conspiring against ISIS. Al Nusrah claimed a suicide bombing in Hama on Feb. 8. ISIS issued a video featuring its slain former leader, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. The UN expressed "shock" over reports that Islamist rebels massacred civilians in Hama on Feb. 9. Syria's ambassador to Russia said the regime's most dangerous stocks of chemical weapons will be out of the country by March 1. No progress was made in Geneva II second-round talks.