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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.
A rebel media center in Raqqah closed its offices in protest against the torture of an activist by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The Shuhada' Bader battalion clashed with ISIS in Aleppo. Kurdish YPG forces continued to clash with ISIS and allied rebels in Aleppo, and with ISIS, the Al Nusrah Front, and allied rebels in Hasakah. During the period from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28 when ISIS, the Al Nusrah Front, the al-Khadra' battalion, Maghawir Baba A'mru battalion, and several rebel battalions occupied the Christian town of Sadad in Homs, at least 45 civilians were killed, including 15 women. A car bomb exploded in Reef Dimashq, killing one person and wounding several more. Al Nusrah released a video showing six IED attacks in Aleppo and Deraa. ISIS released a second set of English-language posters promoting jihad.
The sharia council of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham in Aleppo sentenced the former leader of the Ghuraba' al-Sham battalion to death. A rebel battalion took a stand with the Shuhda' Bader battalion against the ISIS in Aleppo. The sharia council of Deir Izzour threatened an opposition TV station and prohibited it from interviewing fighters about the Geneva conference. In Raqqah, 14 reportedly Arabian trial sheiks pledged allegiance to ISIS. Kurdish YPG forces continued to clash with the Al Nusrah Front, ISIS, and allied rebels in Hasakah. Al Nusrah supported by the ISIS, al-Khadra' battalion, Maghawir Baba A'mru, and other battalion reportedly stormed large weapons depots in the town of Mahin in Homs. An armed group seized the headquarters and weapons of a rebel battalion in Latakia and chained the rebel fighters. The OPCW said yesterday that Syria's declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities have been destroyed. The UN's Syrian envoy said there will be no preconditions for the Geneva talks.
Israeli warplanes reportedly struck Russian-made regime missiles in Latakia and a military base in Damascus; Lebanon claimed its airspace was violated. In Aleppo, regime forces took control of al Safira, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with a rebel battalion and stormed a school. Abu Hamza, the leader and founder of the al-Fatihoon min Ard al-Sham brigade, which is affiliated with the Al Nusrah Front, was killed in Deir Izzour; Hamza's funeral was attended by his uncle, defected Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab. A rebel activist group said 120,000 people have been killed so far in the Syrian conflict.
Russia warned of the "huge threat" of an Islamist Syria in the event the Assad regime were overthrown militarily. Russia also expressed concern over a report that Islamists recently conducted a chemical attack in Hasakah. The Al Nusrah Front allegedly detained and killed a Kurdish civilian in Hasakah. Kurdish YPG forces continued to clash with Al Nusrah, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, and allied rebels in Hasakah. The ISIS stormed a rebel battalion headquarters in Aleppo and detained several fighters. ISIS took over a television station in Aleppo, claiming it worked for the CIA. Rebels stormed an Alawite village in Homs, killing 11 civilians, including women. President Assad said foreign support for the rebels must stop for there to be peace in Syria.