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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham executed a male nurse accused of spying for Turkish intelligence, and tried to destroy a monument to freedom in Raqqah. An air force intelligence officer was killed by a suicide car bombing at an intelligence headquarters in al-Sweida province along with eight other soldiers. Ahrar al Sham fighters ambushed regime soldiers in Homs. An explosion in central Damascus killed at least seven people and wounded dozens more.
The US and Russia failed to agree on a date for peace talks. The OPCW said it prefers shipping Syria's chemical weapons outside the country for destruction. The Al Nusrah Front and 10 other battalions are launching an offensive to take over a scientific research center in Aleppo. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham confiscated historical artifacts, including mosaics, and destroyed a statue in Raqqah. ISIS, Al Nusrah, and allied rebels clashed with Kurdish YPG forces in Raqqah, and lost ground to the YPG in Hasakah. Footage appeared on YouTube of pro-regime fighters from Iraq and Lebanon in Reef Dimashq. Regime forces continued to battle Al Nusrah and allied rebels by the arms depots near Mahin in Homs; the head of the Syrian National Socialist Party in Sadad was killed by rebels. ISIS stormed a rebel battalion base in Hama, capturing the leader and 20 fighters and seizing their weapons.
A senior Revolutionary Guards commander was killed near Damascus. A truck bomb in a Shiite village in Homs killed seven civilians and injured at least 40 more. Regime forces in Homs clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, the Al Nusrah Front, al-Khadra' battalion, and Maghaweer Baba Amr in the Mahin area. Regime and rebel forces battled inside Aleppo's historic Umayyad mosque, and ISIS clashed with a rebel group in Aleppo. The sharia council in Hureitan and the Ahfad O'mar battalion, Jund al-Mawla, Shuhada' Ratiyan, Suyouf al-Shuhaba', Nour al-Sham Islamic battalion, and al-Ansar pledged obedience to the Al Nusrah Front in Aleppo. The al-Sahaba battalions, Ahfad al-Rasool brigades, and Ahrar al-Sham clashed with regime forces in al-Qneitra and in Reef Dimashq. Kurdish YPG forces have taken over 19 villages in Hasakah from ISIS and allies in the past two days; ISIS, Al Nusrah, and rebel allies are sending reinforcements to Hasakah and attacking YPG villages in Reef Aleppo. ISIS and allies are accused of planting land mines in Hasakah. The UN said 40% of Syria's population needs humanitarian aid.
Col. Abdel-Jabbar Ukaidi, the head of the Free Syrian Army's Aleppo Revolutionary Military Council, resigned due to a lack of unity within the opposition. The Syrian National Coalition president said the SNC would not attend Geneva talks unless they provide for President Assad to leave office. Kurdish YPG forces clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham and allies in Hasakah and took over three villages. ISIS continued to clash with the Shuhada' Bader battalion in Aleppo.