5/31/2014

  • The US and Saudi Arabia have agreed on a joint plan to combat the ISIL.

  • There was heavy fighting between the SAA and Jahbat al-Nusra around Khataniya, near the Golan heights.

  • Rebels captured Tell Salba and Hayalin, in northern Hama province.

  • In eastern Hama province the ISIL captured Znouba and Souha.

  • In Deir Ez Zor the ISIL took control of most of Qurqaysiya, just south of Deir Ez Zor city. 

  • The ISIL has set up checkpoints to prevent entry/exit from Ar Raqqa to prevent people from going to election booths in other areas of the province.

  • The ISIL has released its first English newsletter: https://ia902503.us.archive.org/20/items/ISNEdition1FinalHR/ISN%20Edition%201%20Final%20HR.pdf

  • Jahbat al-Nusra launched an offensive within Deir Ez Zor city against the ISIL, taking Hatla and al-Salihiya.

  • The Islamic Front blew up a tunnel being dug by the SAA near the Azzahrawi market in old Aleppo.
      • They claimed to have killed 40 soldiers.Azahrawi market Aleppo 5-31-2014


  • There was renewed fighting in Hasaka between the YPG and NDF forces

An offensive was launched by groups from the FSA, Islamic Front, and Jahbat al-Nusra to take Jisr al-Shughur in Idlib province. 

A Google maps image showing Jisr al-Shughur in relation to Idlib city.

A Google maps image showing Jisr al-Shughur in relation to Idlib city.

 

  • The Lebanese Ministry of the Interior warned Syrians that they could lose their refugee status if they return to Syria after June 1.

  • The ISIL executed 3 people at the al-Zamlah checkpoint in ar-Raqqah.

  • UNESCO will create an Observatory for the Safeguarding of Syria’s Cultural Heritage.

  • The Jund al-Rahman Brigade in Deir Ez Zor is preparing explosives for election day.

    Barrel bomb victims in Aleppo.

    Barrel bomb victims in Aleppo.

    A barrel bomb victim in Aleppo.

    A barrel bomb victim in Aleppo.

    An ISIL convoy heading towards the oil fields and Shheil in Deir Ez Zor.

    An ISIL convoy heading towards the oil fields and Shheil in Deir Ez Zor.

    Rubble in Aleppo from barrel bombs in ISIL-territory.

    Rubble in Aleppo from barrel bombs in ISIL-territory.

    Rubble in Aleppo.

    Rubble in Aleppo.

    Equipment captured by the ISIL from the YPG.

    Equipment captured by the ISIL from the YPG.


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