5/14/2013

  • Rebels, led by Jabhat al-Nusra, captured the village of al-Ward in Qalamoun.

  • A remote-controlled sniper rifle being used by rebels:

  • A car bomb killed 8 people and wounded an unknown number in Deir Ez Zor.

  • In Kafar BattikIdlib province, 9 people, including 4 women and 1 child, were killed by an airstrike. 7 people were injured.

  • In rural Latakia rebels recaptured Tallat Sinan.

  • 23 rebel factions worked together to captur Abu Jumo Hill, near NawaDaraa province, losing 9 fighters.
        • 100 government fighters were reportedly killed and 50 captured.
        • A group of captured government soldiers:
        • A video showing dead government fighters:

  • The ISIL apparently lost 18 fighters fighting Division 17 in Deir Ez Zor. The battle was led by an inexperienced Emir from Raqqa, Mohamed Khalifa.

  • The ISIL put the rebel-held village of Ablah in Aleppo province under siege.

  • 15 civilians were killed by barrel bombs in the Aleppo town of Andan.

    9 people were killed and at least 21 people injured when an IED went off in an arms dealer’s car in an arms market near Deir Ez Zor in Mayadeen.

        • SANA reported it as a bomb that killed 30 “terrorists”, while an insurgent official from the town said it was set by the ISIL.

  • Hezbollah fighters were killed in clashes with Islamic battalions and Jabhat al-Nusra in the town of al-Qalamun in Rif Dimsashq.

  • 9 FSA officers resigned from the Supreme Military Council. They said they resigned because the “SMC (Supreme Military Council) has no role any more. Donor countries have completely bypassed it”. He said that donors instead give aid directly to their favored factions.

  • ISIL fighters and 2 civilians were killed in al-Shaddadi, Hasakah province, by a government airstrike that targeted an ISIL office.

  • A car bomb in al-Qahtania, in Hasakah province, exploded around 300 meters from the HQ of al-Asayesh, killing 10 people and wounding 19.

  • Jabhat al-Nusra and other rebel groups withdrew from Kesab in Latakia province to strongholds in the Jabal al-Akrad area, leaving only a small number of men in the town. Kesab was captured by rebels in march and lies near the border with Turkey.

  • The Atareb Hospital, one of the few remaining hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo, will close at the end of the month after an NGO withdrew funding for it. The NGO won’t allow its name to be released and won’t allow its staff to operate inside Syria due to safety concerns.
        • The hospital serves 500,000 people who will now only have access to field clinics, and is the only location in the north of the country that can perform renal dialysis.

  • Major General Abbas IbrahimLebanon’s General Security Chief, said that Sammir Kassab, a cameraman for Lebanon’s Sky News Arabia who went missing in Syria last October, may be returning home soon.

  • Jordanian border guards opened fire on 4 vehicles crossing illegally from Syria that refused orders to stop. Jordan did not say if anyone was killed or injured.

  • France expelled a 28 year-old Tunisian man who was recruiting people to fight in Syria.

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