The first week of Geneva II talks ended with no progress. A rights organization accused the Assad regime of deliberately destroying thousands of homes in Damascus and Hama over the past two years. The mother of a British doctor who died in regime custody said regime officials admitted to killing him. The OPCW told the regime it must speed up the process of moving its chemical arsenal out of the country for disposal, which is already weeks behind schedule. UN food aid was distributed in the besieged Yarmouk camp for the second day in a row. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham issued a statement on Jan. 27 saying the cessation of jihadist infighting depends on the rejection of democracy and secularism and the adoption of sharia in Syria. The Al Nusrah Front released photos of its attack on an alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party village in Hasakah that involved a suicide bombing. A jihadist announced a campaign to hack 50 websites in order to garner support for ISIS; so far three Danish websites and an Egyptian site have been hacked to promote ISIS.
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