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The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Deir Izzour; Homs; and in Raqqah, where the IS executed a man and regime forces have killed some 70 IS fighters near Al Tabaqa. The IS also battled Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah, and sought to repel an Islamic Front advance in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Damascus; Hama; and Aleppo; where two Lebanese fighters carried out an Al Nusrah suicide bombing. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Reef Dimashq, Deraa, Hama, Idlib, Latakia, and Quneitra.




The Islamic State battled regime forces for control of Al Tabaqa, the last regime stronghold in Raqqah; regime forces carried out at least 11 airstrikes, and dozens of IS fighters are said to have been killed. The IS was also targeted by regime airstrikes in Aleppo, Deir Izzour, and Hama. The IS battled Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo, and arrested relatives of Al Nusrah Front and Islamic Front commanders in the former Al Nusrah stronghold of Al Shhil in Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama, where they were joined by the Jund al Aqsa and rebels. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deraa, Hama, Homs, and Reef Dimashq, where a senior air force official and three companions were killed by a landmine in east Ghouta. Regime officials and rebel leaders in the al Qadam and al Esali neighborhoods of Damascus agreed to a ceasefire, in which the army will withdraw and the Free Syrian Army will run the area. President Hollande said France had sent weapons to Syrian rebels "a few months ago."




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, and in Raqqah, where the IS detonated two suicide car bombs and killed and crucified two men. The IS also battled Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah, and killed and crucified two men in Deir Izzour. One of two men crucified by IS yesterday in Deir Izzour was a former Al Nusrah Front judge. Among the 6,300 fighters said to have joined the IS in Syria in July, 5,000 are Syrians and the 1,300 others are Arab, European, Caucasian, East Asian and Kurdish. All but 200 of those 1,300 foreign fighters entered Syria via Turkey. Many of the recent IS recruits formerly fought for the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front. Al Nusrah, the Islamic Front, and Ansar al Din fought against regime forces in Aleppo. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Hama and in Deraa. The US disclosed today that it had earlier launched a mission in Syria to rescue American hostages held by the ISIS, including recently slain James Foley, but that it had been unsuccessful. ISIS had reportedly demanded a $100 million ransom for Foley.




A new report estimates that militants in Syria have several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles, which are easily smuggled out of the country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamic State gained 6,300 recruits in Syria in July alone. The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Raqqah, where the IS reopened the road linking Tal-Abyad and al-Raqqa city, and prepared to launch an offensive against the military airport in Al Tabaqa, the last regime stronghold in the province; battled YPG forces in Hasakah, where the IS executed four people and took over the border town of Jaz'a; fought against regime, YPG, Islamic Front, and Jabhat al-Akrad forces in Aleppo; and executed and crucified two "apostates" in Deir Izzour, where it also clashed with regime forces near the military airport. The Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels fought against regime forces in Hama, and in Reef Dimashq in Qalamoun. Hezbollah fighters in Qalamoun killed Islamic State official Abu Abdullah al Iraqi, who planned suicide and other bomb attacks in Lebanon. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Deir Izzour, Hama, Idlib, and Reef Dimashq.




The Islamic State clashed with Kurdish YPG forces in Hasakah, and kidnapped and killed a YPG commander; fought regime forces in eastern Hama; battled the Islamic Front and was targeted by regime airstrikes in Aleppo; killed a female dentist, issued rules for Al Mayadin city, and clashed with and was bombarded by regime forces in Deir Izzour; and was targeted by regime airstrikes and raids in Raqqah. The "unprecedented" regime aerial onslaught on the IS in Raqqah killed 31 militants yesterday. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama, where they shot down a regime plane; and in Aleppo, where they were joined by the Ansar al Din Front and rebels. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Deraa; Homs; Idlib, where a Jund al Aqsa weapons factory exploded; Latakia; and Reef Dimashq, where they were joined by rebels. Regime forces and rebels in the Damascus districts of Al Esali and Al Qadam worked on reconciliation. Japanese authorities are investigating reports that the IS has captured one of its citizens.




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Raqqah in Al Tabaqa; and in Aleppo, where the IS also battled the Islamic Front, the Al Nusrah Front, and Kurdish forces. In Deir Izzour, the Islamic State told families of Labor City oilfield workers to vacate their homes so foreign fighters could move in. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the IS has executed 700 al-Sheitaat tribesmen in Deir Izzour over the past two weeks; the head of the tribe called for other tribes to join in resisting the IS. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Hama and Aleppo. The Islamic State is also said to be closing in on the Islamic Front stronghold of Marea in Aleppo. The Syrian National Coalition asked for UN and Western intervention against the Islamic State advance in Syria. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Homs and Damascus; fought militiamen in Al Sweida; and battled the Islamic State in Reef Dimashq.




The Islamic State battled regime forces in Deir Izzour; Hama; Homs; and Raqqah, where IS is said to be imposing an Islamic curriculum in schools in the Raqqah City and its countryside. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Aleppo, Hama, and Idlib. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Damascus; Deraa, where a suicide car bomb exploded in front of a mosque; Hama; and Reef Dimashq.




The Islamic State clashed with the Islamic Front and rebels in Aleppo, and arrested and beheaded some of the fighters; clashed with villagers in Hasakah; battled regime forces in Raqqah; raided tribesmen in Deir Izzour; and fought regime forces in Hama. The Islamic State told its fighters in Aleppo that the battle in Dabeq would be the start of the campaign for Islamic armies to control the world and fight the Christian forces. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Hama; Damascus; and Reef Dimashq, where regime forces took over Al Mleha. The Islamic Front also battled regime forces in Homs and Deraa.




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces near the military airport of Al Tabaqa in Raqqah; as well as in Homs, Quneitra, and in Deir Izzour, where the IS executed six men, including two who were beheaded. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in the Om Al Sharashih area of Homs. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Deraa, Damascus, Reef Dimashq, and Latakia; the Islamic Front killed at least six civilians and wounded 18 more by shelling on regime-held areas of Idlib city. Regime forces carried out air raids on IS-held areas in Aleppo, and claimed to have killed a large number of Al Nusrah terrorists in Idlib, including an Abu Osama from Libya.




The Islamic State carried out a suicide car bombing at a tribal checkpoint, and clashed with tribal gunmen and regime forces in Deir Izzour; and arrested Islamic Front fighters accused of stealing electricity in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Hama near Morek, and also clashed with regime forces in Aleppo. Al Nusrah carried out a suicide car bombing of a regime checkpoint in Idlib. The Islamic Front also fought regime forces in Deraa, Reef Dimashq, Hama, Latakia, and Quneitra; and killed and wounded civilians by rockets and shelling in Aleppo and Idlib. State media said security forces destroyed a 100-meter terrorist tunnel in Aleppo, and that a UN convoy distributed aid to over 600 Iraqi refugee families in Hasakah.




The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Hasakah; in Deir Izzour, where regime aircraft dropped flyers congratulating tribes who are battling the Islamic State; and in Raqqah, where the IS is preparing to storm the Al Tabaqa military airport. The Al Nusrah Front clashed with the Islamic Front in Hama near Morek; and was targeted by regime airstrikes near the Bab al Hawa crossing in Idlib. The Islamic Front battled regime forces in Damascus, Reef Dimashq, Deraa, Idlib, and Quneitra; and fought regime forces and the Islamic State in separate clashes in Aleppo. Al Nusrah released a video of spokesman Abu Firas al-Suri explaining that the group does not plan to create an emirate in the traditional sense but rather a means of administering the "liberated areas" under a Shariah Arbitration Charter, noting that 14 groups in Hama alone have agreed to it. He also said Al Nusrah will not be like the Islamic State, which made fighting "apostates" such as Al Nusrah a priority over fighting "original disbelievers" such as the Assad regime.




The Islamic State killed over 40 people in three suicide bombings at one of the regime's last remaining bases in Raqqah; clashed with tribal gunmen in Deir Izzour, where it also executed 18 employees of the sharia council who had been guarding oilfields for the Al Nusrah Front, the Islamic Front, and rebels; and clashed with the Islamic Front, regime forces, and Kurdish YPG forces in separate battles in Aleppo. Al Nusrah and the Islamic Front fought regime forces in Damascus; in Reef Dimashq near Mleha, Ghouta, and the wasteland of Arsal; and in Deraa near Ankhel and Deraa city. The Islamic State also clashed with regime forces in Hama, Idlib, Latakia, and Quneitra. The Al Shwet tribe in Deir Izzour pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.




The Islamic State killed seven members of an Ismaili family in Salamiya; and stormed the town of Srehin in Hama, shooting an official and kidnapping two other people. The Islamic State clashed with regime forces in Raqqah; battled Kurdish YPG forces in Ayn al Arab in Aleppo; and killed at least 15 people in Deir Izzour. Regime airstrikes targeted the IS in Raqqah and Deir Izzour. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front clashed with regime forces in Quneitra; in Aleppo; in Hama; and in Reef Dimashq near al Mhleha, where Al Nusrah carried out a suicide car bombing, and in the wasteland of Arsal. The Islamic Front also launched mortar attacks in Damascus, and in the Shiite town of Nobbol in Aleppo.




The Islamic State battled regime forces in Aleppo; Hama; Hasakah; Raqqah; Deir Izzour, where the IS also clashed with tribal gunmen and the Islamic Front; and in Reef Dimashq, where the IS fought along with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Qalamoun. The Islamic State told media activists on Aug. 1 in Deir Izzour they had to swear allegiance to the IS and submit all reports to IS. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Aleppo; Damascus; Reef Dimashq; and Hama. Al Nusrah clashed with the Al Haramen brigade in Deraa. Al Nusrah's emir for Idlib was killed in a car bombing. The Army of Islam and Suqour Al Sham Brigades issued a statement "complementing the declaration of the Islamic Front 8 months ago [and] ... "declar[ing] the full integration of all units, battalions, bureaus, media and political activities under the name of 'The Islamic Front' in order to abolish factionalism," to be commanded by Muhammad Zahran Alloush.




The Islamic State clashed with tribal gunmen in Abo Hamam in Deir Izzour, with regime forces in Hama, and with Kurdish YPG fighters in Aleppo. The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Jobar in Damascus, and in Hama near Morek and the military airport. The Islamic Front also clashed with regime forces in Homs, Idlib, Deraa, Quneitra, and Hama; and battled the IS and regime forces in separate clashes in Aleppo.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.


 
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