The Al Nusrah Front and rebels clashed with regime forces in Maaloula in an attempt to retake the town. Al Nusrah and allied Islamist factions battled regime forces in al-Nabek in Reef Dimashq. Over 400 people have reportedly been killed during fighting in Syria since Nov. 28, many of them in Ghouta and Qalamoun. ISIS released video of its fighters attacking Sufi shrines in Aleppo and sniping at regime forces in Hama. Al Nusrah released video claiming that its fighters and “Islamic brigades” captured Syria’s largest oil field, and that it executed five regime helpers in Damascus.
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