Five Hezbollah fighters and one commander were killed by an Israeli airstrike in southern Syria. The Assad regime has started destruction of its chemical weapons facilities. Kurdish forces have captured a key hilltop in the ongoing fight with the Islamic State for Kobane. Kurdish and Syrian regime troops clashed near the city of Hasakeh in northeast Syria, killing at least 18. A proposed expansion of the US bombing campaign in northern Syria has been stopped due to a failure of terms between Turkey and the US. A Syrian regime cargo plane crashed in Idlib province, killing at least 35 soldiers aboard; regime media claimed the crash was due to weather conditions, whereas Al Nusrah Front claimed to have shot down the plane.