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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.
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.
The Foreign Ministry denounced the US' closure of Syria's Embassy and consulates. The first UN aid convoy from Turkey crossed into Syria for Qamishli. The OPCW said Syria has shipped nearly half of its chemical weapons out of the country for destruction, including all of its mustard gas. Many civilians were injured when the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces near the entrance to the Yarmouk refugee camp while food aid was being distributed. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham continued to clash with the Islamic Front in Hasakah. Regime forces took over Qalamoun in Reef Dimashq after battling Al Nusrah, ISIS, and the Islamic Front. In Deraa, the Islamic Front and some FSA fighters seized the Gharz prison after two months of battle. In Aleppo, Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and rebels clashed with regime forces; and Kurdish, Islamic Front, and rebel forces killed several ISIS fighters.