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Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 6 members, 2 tied to Syria conflict

Ansar Jerusalem said those killed had fought admirably against Egypt's security forces on March 19 as they were outnumbered and outgunned. Two of the six had fought in the ongoing conflict in Syria, according to the jihadist group.

'French jihadist' fears remain two years on from Merah

Social Media Jihad: (Updated) No interview with Ayman al Zawahiri on Syrian conflict

Turkey shot down a Syrian jet, claiming it violated Turkish airspace; the plane crashed in Syrian territory near the contested Kasab crossing. Hezbollah claimed to have killed three rebel car bomb experts in Qalamoun along with four of their bodyguards in an ambush. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham launched an offensive to seize the Kobani region from Kurdish forces. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Idlib; 18 wounded Islamist fighters were moved to Turkey for treatment and at least five non-Syrians died in battle. Regime forces seized areas of Latakia from the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front. One of President Assad's cousins was killed while fighting the Islamic Front in Latakia. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Aleppo.

Syria back on Turkey's agenda

The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front's Ahrar al Sham battled regime forces for control of the Kasab crossing along the Turkish border. The leaders of the western and central rebel fronts announced a battle to liberate the coast in Latakia. Syrian state media accused Turkey of allowing and assisting the Islamist forces to attack Kasab from Turkish territory; it also claimed that regime forces ambushed and killed a number of Al Nusrah fighters in Adra who had infiltrated from Jordan. In Raqqah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham crucified an alleged thief and lost 18 fighters in a battle with Kurdish forces. In Hasakah, ISIS clashed with Al Nusrah and Islamic Front forces. In Hama, Islamic fighters fired rockets at the Christian city of Mharda. In Aleppo, the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces in Aleppo city, on Shweinah mountain, and in Lermon. ISIS killed eight Islamic Front fighters in an ambush near Om Al-Qura.

Yabroud town - a strategic prize for Syria government

Syria's Lebanese Ghost Prisoners

ISIS enforces strict religious law in Raqqa

In Latakia, the Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham, and the Islamic Front battled regime forces around Kasab on the Turkish border; an Al Nusrah emir was killed. Fighters from the Al Nusrah Front and the Free Syrian Army are said to be seeking to take Raqqah from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Kurdish forces clashed with ISIS in Hasakah and in Aleppo. Regime forces claimed to now control the western half of Homs. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front fought against regime forces in Damascus near Yarmouk, and in Hama; and clashed with ISIS in Deir Izzour near a salt mine. The head of the OPCW mission said Syria could still meet the June 30 target for moving its chemical weapons out of the country. ISIS demanded that Al Nusrah official Abu Abdullah al Shami stop slandering ISIS. Al Shami blamed the Free Syrian Army for abandoning Al Nusrah forces at Yabroud.

Fears as Islamist fighters flock to Lebanon

Foreign jihadists recruit Maghreb youth

Another al Qaeda bigwig killed in Syria?

Video: British jihadi in Syria encourages others to join war in recruitment video

Al Qaeda official in Syria was extremist preacher in Australia

An Al Nusrah Front video released on March 17 features Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, who was an extremist preacher in Australia. Abu Sulayman says he relocated to Syria, where he was part of al Qaeda's mediation effort in the dispute between Al Nusrah and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS). He criticizes ISIS in the video.

Inside Hezbollah: fighting and dying for a confused cause

Saudi jihadi recounts his time with ISIS

Topple Ahmad Jarba? Not so fast ...

Regime forces captured the historic Krak des Chevaliers citadel in Homs from rebel forces, killing at least 11 and wounding over 45; the Islamic Front and the Jund al Sham continued to clash with regime forces in the area, however. In Raqqah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham forced 600 Kurdish civilians to leave the Tal Abyiad area and seized their lands; 540 of them escaped to Turkey. An Al Nusrah Front suicide car bomb detonated near a regime checkpoint in Hama, and Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in the province. In Aleppo, the Red Cross was able to deliver food to the central prison while the regime dropped barrel bombs on Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front, which are besieging the prison. ISIS executed nine Kurdish fighters, and continued to deprive A'in al-A'rab (Kobani) city of water. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Al-Layramoun, and the Islamic Front and rebels clashed with ISIS in Al-Qeba.

Tunisia's fake jihadist and the war in Syria