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Islamic State works to win hearts, minds with bread




The Islamic State battled regime forces in Hasakah; set up a marriage bureau and slit a man's throat in Al Bab in Aleppo; and clashed with regime forces, and arrested civilians and prevented them from visiting tombs in Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Aleppo; in Hama near Morek, in the northwestern countryside, and along the Hama City-Mharde road; in Homs; and in Reef Dimashq near al Mhleha and Qalamoun. The rebel drive in Hama is said to be aimed at destroying the military airport. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Aleppo, where the group blew up two tunnels under a police headquarters in Old Aleppo; in Deir Izzour near the military airport; and in Deraa, where the group targeted military housing and hospital facilities.




Islamic State urges Turkish businessmen to return to Iraq




Islamic State jihadists open 'marriage bureau'




The Islamic State arrested and flogged people in Deir Izzour, where it also ambushed Islamic Front fighters and exiled a member of the Al Nusrah Front's former sharia council. The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Hasakah and took over the Melabeyyi Regiment; lost control of the Sha'er gas field in Homs to regime forces yesterday; and in Aleppo, battled regime forces near Kweris airport, fought against the Islamic Front, Al Nusrah, and Jabhat al Akrad in the northern Aleppo countryside, and clashed with Kurdish YPG forces in Ayn al-Arab. In Idlib, 35 Islamic fighters defected and headed to Raqqah to join the IS, and a suicide car bombing in Atama yesterday killed nine people, including an Islamic Front commander. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Reef Dimashq; Damascus; Deraa; and Aleppo, where they were joined by Ansar Al Din Front, Al Muhajereen, Al Ansar army, Fajer Al Islam, and rebels. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama. A car bombing in Homs targeting the Alawite and Christian neighborhood of Atama killed at least seven people.




Islamic Jihad: No ceasefire until Gaza blockade is lifted




Jihadists make fresh Syria advance: activists




Israel army on alert on Syria, Lebanon border




Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow: Pentagon intel chief




Islamic State releases photos of camp in Aleppo




The Islamic State killed 50 regime troops in Raqqah and forced regime forces to abandon Division 17; at least 28 IS fighters have been killed in the clashes. The Islamic State also battled regime forces in Homs and Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Deraa, Reef Dimashq, and Damascus. Al Nusrah ambushed regime troops near a military airport in Idlib. The Islamic Front fought regime forces in Aleppo, Hama, Damascus, and Deraa. Al Nusrah released a video featuring American suicide bomber Moner Mohammad Abu Salha (a.k.a. Abu Hurayra al Amriki), who blew himself up in Idlib in May.




Syria becoming home to two competing Islamic states




Moroccan jihadists turn to crime




All toxic chemicals removed from Syria reach destruction sites




Defying Syria, United Nations Sends in Trucks Carrying Aid




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Hasakah, where it used NDF fighters and three suicide bombers to storm a Ba'ath headquarters in Hasakah city, killing at least 14 soldiers; arrested people in western Deir Izzour; battled the Islamic Front and Jabhat al-Akrad in Ikhtren, and fought the Kurdish YPG near Jarabalus in Aleppo; and took over the chemistry battalion in the 17th division after clashes and two car bomb attacks against regime forces in Raqqah, and also beheaded six soldiers and displayed their heads in Raqqah city. A general was killed in the fighting, and the regime conducted 14 airstrikes in Raqqah. Today's IS attacks in Hasakah, Aleppo, and Raqqah are reportedly the first time the group has carried out such coordinated attacks on regime forces. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Reef Dimashq, Damascus, and Aleppo. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Hama, Homs, and Deraa.




Syrian government forces launch offensive in key Damascus suburb




Losses for Syrian regime rise sharply




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Raqqah and Hama; battled YPG forces and the Islamic Front in Aleppo; and opened fire on anti-IS protesters in Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front issued a statement denouncing the "spoilers" who exploit the conflict situation by depriving Muslims of food and other necessities, as well as those "subservient" to the US and the Syrian National Coalition. In the Golan border area of Deraa and Quneitra, Al Nusrah stormed the headquarters of the Jund Al Haramen brigade and one of its battalions as part of Al Nusrah's campaign against the "spoilers." Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama, Damascus, Aleppo, and Reef Dimashq. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deraa and Hama. The Islamic Front released a statement rejecting both the Islamic State's caliphate and Al Nusrah's proposed emirate. Regime casualties reportedly jumped last week to their highest level yet in the conflict, and the regime has begun to call up the military reserve.




Why Islamic State is no al Qaeda clone