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Syrian army takes town near Damascus in blow to rebels




The Muslim Scholars Committee and the Lebanese tinderbox

A group of Lebanese clerics with links to Islamist groups mediated a ceasefire between the Lebanese military and fighters from the Islamic Front and the Al Nusrah Front in Arsal, which let as many as 2,000 Islamist fighters escape with over captive 35 Lebanese security forces.


Lebanon - Arsali and refugee relations tense




Why is Turkey supporting Islamic State fighters in Iraq?--commentary




Islamic State advances against jihadist foes in Aleppo

The jihadist group ejected the rival Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's branch in Syria, and allied jihadist groups from five towns and villages in Aleppo province.


Disrupt ISIS's Cash Flow in Iraq




Exclusive: Islamic State militants seize wheat from state silos - Iraq Grain Board




Islamic State seizes more territory in Syria: monitor




Al Nusrah Front spokesman explains differences with Islamic State in video appearance

In a video released on Aug. 8, Abu Firas al Suri, a senior al Qaeda operative who currently serves as the Al Nusrah Front's spokesman, discusses al Qaeda's approach to waging jihad in Syria. Al Suri denies that Al Nusrah seeks to unilaterally establish an Islamic emirate.


In Turkey, a late crackdown on Islamist fighters




Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis




US military role in its 3rd Iraq conflict unlikely to accomplish much




Pentagon Says Airstrikes Have Slowed but Not Stopped Sunni Militants




Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to denounce ISIS




Aleppo's forgotten Christians




Chechen-led jihadist group in Syria releases video of training camp

Jamaat Ahadun Ahad, or the Group of the One and Only, is led by a Chechen commander and its fighters include "many Chechens, Turks, Arabs, Europeans, and even several former members of the Taliban."


Islamic State beheads, crucifies in push for Syria's east




US lawmakers mull ISIS action




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces near the military airport of Al Tabaqa in Raqqah; as well as in Homs, Quneitra, and in Deir Izzour, where the IS executed six men, including two who were beheaded. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in the Om Al Sharashih area of Homs. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Deraa, Damascus, Reef Dimashq, and Latakia; the Islamic Front killed at least six civilians and wounded 18 more by shelling on regime-held areas of Idlib city. Regime forces carried out air raids on IS-held areas in Aleppo, and claimed to have killed a large number of Al Nusrah terrorists in Idlib, including an Abu Osama from Libya.




The Islamic State carried out a suicide car bombing at a tribal checkpoint, and clashed with tribal gunmen and regime forces in Deir Izzour; and arrested Islamic Front fighters accused of stealing electricity in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama near Morek, and also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo. Al Nusrah carried out a suicide car bombing of a regime checkpoint in Idlib. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Deraa, Reef Dimashq, Hama, Latakia, and Quneitra; and killed and wounded civilians by rockets and shelling in Aleppo and Idlib. State media said security forces destroyed a 100-meter terrorist tunnel in Aleppo, and that a UN convoy distributed aid to over 600 Iraqi refugee families in Hasakah.