7/28/2014

Some of this is also from yesterday

  • The Islamic State captured the Regiment 121 base near Hasakah city and has moved into the southern part of the city. Government forces tried to attack the southern part of the city, but were repelled.
    A dead SAA fighter in Hasakah hung from a billboard.

    A dead SAA fighter in Hasakah hung from a billboard.


  • Another group of Division 17 soldiers fleeing from Deir Ez Zor, containing around 110 men, arrived at Division 93’s position.

  • The IS is currently besieging the Raqqa Central Prison, where some Division 17 fighters are holding out.

  • 4 rebels from Islamic groups were killed by an IS ambush as the tried to enter Deir Ez Zor.

  • The individual groups that make up the Islamic Front alliance in Aleppo have announced a full merger which will also be named the Islamic Front. 
    • The groups are Liwa al-Tawhid, Ahrar al-Sham, Suquor al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam, the Kurdish Islamic Front.
    • Abdul-Aziz Salama was announced as the head of the group.
    • It was also announced that the groups under the Islamic Front in other cities in Syria will be making the same move in the near future.
    • If you’re wondering why they all look so pasty and sick, it looks like they set the camera up with a spotlight shining in their faces.

  • 12 Islamic fighters were killed by an IS ambush in Aleppo province in al-Ahmadia village. 3 others were captured during the ambush and then executed.

  • The IS has opened an office in al-BabAleppo, for single women and widows who would like to marry IS fighters.

  • A TOW missile in Sheikh Najjar, Aleppo: 

  • IF shelling Saif al-DawlaAleppo: 

  • 15 civilians were killed in Aleppo. 9 civilians, 3 of which were children, were killed by government bombing on Sha’ar. 6 other civilians, including 3 children, were killed by rebel mortars on the government held neighborhood of Jabiriyeh. 

  • 7 people were killed and at least 20 wounded by a car bomb in the Alawite Homs neighborhood of al-Arman.

  • The damage to the al-Sha’er Oilfield in Homs province is estimated to be around $3 million. is sha'er 7-27-2014

  • 9 people, including the commander of an Islamic group, were killed by a car bomb near the Syria-Turkey border in the town of Atama in  Idlib.

  • The UN Security Council warned that anyone caught trading oil from oilfields captured by the IS or Jabhat al-Nusra could face sanctions.

  • A new group called the White Shroud has formed in eastern Syria, with a presence in al-Bukamal, Raqqa, and Deir Ez Zor. The group’s purpose is to fight the IS. 

  • A barrier in the village of Frikah, Idlib province, hit by an IF car bomb: 

  • Sam Suleiman, the leader of the government’s operations in Ariha in Idlib province, was killed by the IF.

  • The IS published the second issue of its magazine Dabiq: https://ia902303.us.archive.org/26/items/DabiqEn2/Dabiq_en_2.pdf

  • Rebels captured the Aturabia barrier on the southern outskirts of Halfaya city in Hama and cut the main road to Mahardeh, an adjoining city.

    A Jabhat al-Nusra crew repairs cables in al-Qatana, Aleppo.

    A Jabhat al-Nusra crew repairs cables in al-Qatana, Aleppo.

    A YPG fighter.

    A YPG fighter.

    Bashar al-Assad praying at the al-Khair Mosque in Damascus for Eid al-Fitr.

    Bashar al-Assad praying at the al-Khair Mosque in Damascus for Eid al-Fitr.

    Zahran Alloush, the head of the Islamic Front, visiting a hospital in Eastern Ghouta.

    Zahran Alloush, the head of the Islamic Front, visiting a hospital in Eastern Ghouta.

    A weapon made by the YPG in Kobani.

    A weapon made by the YPG in Kobani.

    Islamic Front fighters posing for a photo.

    Islamic Front fighters posing for a photo.

    YPG fighters around Kobani.

    YPG fighters around Kobani.

    A Syria Civil Defense team after a barrel bomb attack in Aleppo.

    A Syria Civil Defense team after a barrel bomb attack in Aleppo.

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