The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with Kurdish YPG fighters as well as with the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front in Hasakah. Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters battled regime forces in Hama, and in Deir Izzour, where the two Islamist groups also clashed with ISIS. In Reef Dimashq near Yabroud, the ISIS, Al Nusrah, and the Islamic Front fought against regime, NDF, and Hezbollah forces; ISIS also detonated a suicide car bomb by a regime checkpoint near Der-Ateya. In Raqqah, ISIS searched for hidden fighters who had tried to kill an ISIS emir. In Aleppo, ISIS pulled completely out of Azaz and cut off the hand of a thief in Maskana, and rebels attacked ISIS near al-Ra’i and in Akhtrin. The Al Nusrah Front launched a new media division with a propaganda message about the gentleness of Abraham. The ISIS released a video denouncing Islamic Front factions as compromising the “honorable resistance” that aims for worldwide jihad. The Syrian National Council said it would rejoin the Syrian National Coalition. State media claimed that Libyan security forces seized a shipment of mustard gas that extremists were trying to send to Syria.
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