Syria

The Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic Front battled regime forces in Idlib; Hama; Latakia, where they were joined by Ahrar al Sham, Sham al Islam, Ansar al Sham, and rebels; Reef Dimashq; and Aleppo. Al Nusrah claimed two car bombings in Homs that killed 51 people and injured 71, and threatened more attacks on Alawites. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham clashed with regime forces in Raqqah, where it imposed a tax on stores; battled Al Nusrah and Islamic fighters in Deir Izzour; and fought against Kurdish YPG forces in Aleppo. The Islamic Front and rebels, including Al Saberin brigade, Ahrar Al Yarmok, military operation office of Nawa, Al Omari brigades, Raed Al Masri brigade, the brigade of Al Yarmok martyrs, Al Mothanna Islamic movements, and the brigade of grandchildren of Iben Al Walid, launched an offensive to take over Tal Al Jamo’o and its vicinity. The Syrian National Coalition demanded missiles so rebel forces can shoot down regime aircraft alleged to be conducting barrel bomb attacks with chlorine and other chemicals.

Are you a dedicated reader of FDD's Long War Journal? Has our research benefitted you or your team over the years? Support our independent reporting and analysis today by considering a one-time or monthly donation. Thanks for reading! You can make a tax-deductible donation here.

Tags:

Iraq

Islamic state

Syria

Aqap

Al shabaab

Boko Haram

Isis