US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi to discuss Syria and other issues. The Assad regime arrested its intelligence chief over suspicions of a coup attempt. “At least 40 rebels and 32 government troops” were killed as regime forces pushed to reinforce 250 government troops besieged near Jisr al-Shughur. “At least 47 fighters have been killed over two weeks” as rebel factions have begun fighting each other near the Israeli border. The US-led coalition conducted nine airstrikes in Syria on May 10-11; six near Hasakah, one near Raqqah, and two near Kobani.
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