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The Islamic State has seized 325 Kurdish villages around Ayn al Arab. The Islamic State beheaded four YPG fighters, three of whom were female, and displayed their heads in Jarabulus. The leader of Kurdish PYD forces called for weapons for Kurdish fighters outgunned by the Islamic State in Kobani. Turkey claimed that the Islamic State is advancing on the tiny Turkish territory around the tomb of Suleyman Shah in Aleppo. The Islamic State has reportedly freed 70 of 153 Kurdish schoolchildren kidnapped by ISIS in northern Syria in May. The vice commander of the al Ummah Army was assassinated and its commander's guard was wounded in separate attacks in Reef Dimashq. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Damascus.




'One and the same'? Officials give conflicting statements on al Qaeda ties to 'Khorasan'




Special Report: Islamic State uses grain to tighten grip in Iraq




Schoolgirl jihadis: the female Islamists leaving home to join Islamic State fighters




What's in a name: Obama's anonymous war against the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria




Al Nusrah Front leader says Americans and Europeans will pay the 'tax' of war

Abu Muhammad al Julani seeks to undermine public support for airstrikes in Syria by arguing that citizens in the West, and not just their rulers, will pay the price for the war. Julani also discusses Al Nusrah's fight against Hezbollah and urges jihadists not to join the West in the fight against the Islamic State.


US-led Raids Hit Jihadist Oil, Command Posts in Syria




Coalition airstrikes hit the large Koniko gas plant in Deir Izzour, which also houses an Islamic State prison; granaries in the IS-held city of Manbej in Aleppo; three local oil refineries and a plastics factory in Raqqah; and in Markadah in Hasakah. About 1,500 Kurdish fighters have joined the YPG in recent days to battle IS in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, Quneitra, and Reef Dimashq. Al Nusrah's emir threatened coalition countries with retaliation for the airstrikes in Syria and warned Syrian rebel groups not to cooperate with the coalition.




Islamic State targeted air strikes could be extended to Syria, Britain's PM hints




Syria's Qaeda chief warns West against continued strikes




Al Qaeda Leader Warns of Revenge for Airstrikes




Obama: US underestimated rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria




Obama Says US Underestimated the Rise of ISIS




Al Qaeda figure killed by US strike in Syria: monitoring group




PKK commander threatens to resume war




U.S. struggles to blunt Syria rebel anger at strikes




The Islamic State advanced in Hasakah after clashes with Kurdish YPG forces. Coalition airstrikes targeted the Islamic State in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, and Homs; coalition airstrikes were carried out also in Deraa, Hama, Hasakah, and Idlib. The pace of the air campaign in Syria is said to be now similar to that in Iraq, with "near continuous" sorties; but only 8 of the 48 coalition airstrikes so far in Syria have targeted al Qaeda. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces in Damascus and in north and west Aleppo; and with Islamic State forces in Dabeq in Aleppo. Al Nusrah Front spokesman Abu Firas al Suri claimed that the coalition airstrikes are part of the West's war on Islam and said the jihadists in Syria are engaged in a long war that could last decades.




Airstrikes in Syria continue to focus on Islamic State, not al Qaeda




US hits jihadists in Syria as UK bombers fly over Iraq




Arab nations join Syria strikes as Al Nusrah Front threatens retaliation