• An Islamic State fighter detonated a car bomb against a government checkpoint on Saqer Island in Deir Ez Zor, which the government is attempting to capture from the IS and surround them within the city: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.323529&lon=40.171337&z=13&m=b
    • The military has captured most of the island.

  • 5 airstrikes hit Mayadin in Deir Ez Zorhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.018891&lon=40.454407&z=13&m=b

  • .At least 30 SAA and NDF fighters died in the fighting yesterday in Homs where the Islamic State captured 3 oil wells on the al-Sha’er area.
    • The IS made further advances today.
    • The government lost around 300 soldiers when the IS briefly captured the area over the summer.

  • At least 2 children were killed and 12 people were wounded by 5 barrel bombs dropped on al-Rastan in Homs.

  • 2 people were killed and 7 were wounded by airstrikes on Zafarana in Homshttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=34.892830&lon=36.782398&z=13&m=b

  • The al-Houla area of Homs was shelled: 

  • 2 airstrikes hit the besieged al-Waer neighborhood of Homs.

  • 22 people were killed and 30 were injured by a car bomb in the Alawite al-Zahraa neighborhood of Homshttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=34.731244&lon=36.732745&z=15&m=b

  • Fighting in the northern Aleppo city of Kobani has continued as the Islamic State tries to capture it: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.889300&lon=38.353529&z=14&m=b
    • 50 FSA fighters entered the city through the border crossing with Turkey to help reinforce it.
      • They are said to belong to the Burkan al-Furat operations chamber that was formed by the FSA and YPG.
    • Peshmerga fighters from Iraq were reported to have arrived today through Turkey.
    • At least 23 shells from the IS hit the city.
    • Heavy fighting is going on around al-Hurreyyi Square near the Cultural Center, which is held by the IS.
    • Coalition airstrikes targeted the IS around the Souq al-Hal Market.
    • The IS made a fifth attempt to capture the border crossing.
    • 8 coalition airstrikes targeted the IS in an around the city.
      Peshmerga forces in Turkey on their way to Kobani.

      Peshmerga forces in Turkey on their way to Kobani.

      FSA fighters who arrived in Kobani.

      FSA fighters who arrived in Kobani.

  • Harakat Hazm destroys a 130mm gun with a TOW in Sheikh Yusuf in Aleppo

  • Rebels shelling a government-held building in the al-Ashrafiyeh neighborhood of Aleppohttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=36.225858&lon=37.143831&z=14&m=b

  • The Islamic State released 25 Kurdish children from Manbij in Aleppo.
    • The children were originally kidnapped in May as they returned to Kobani from taking exams in Aleppo city.
    • This is the last of the children, out of the origional 150 who were kidnapped. A reason was not given for their release.

  • Fighting between Harakat Hazm and Jabhat al-Nusra broke out at a Hazm-controlled checkpoint in western Aleppo.
    • Fighting in Idlib has been going on the last few days as Jabhat al-Nusra has attacked the Syrian Revolutionaries Front.
    • Both the SRF and Hazm are FSA-affiliated groups.
    • JaN and Hazm in Aleppo city signed a non-aggression pact, agreeing not to attack each other.

  • Fighting between Harakat Hazm and Jabhat al-Nusra continued in Idlib, where JaN has been fighting the Syrian Revolutionaries Front. 
    • There are conflicting reports over how the fighting began.
      • The SRF says that they were executing arrest warrants and were attacked by JaN in an attempt to consolidate their position in the region.
      • JaN says that they were attacked by the SRF while they were busy with the attack on Idlib city, after some SRF fighters defected to Ahrar al-Sham.
      • Harakat Hazm was brought into the fighting after they blocked JaN reinforcements.
        • Rebel groups are blocking the supply lines of both JaN and the SRF in order to stop the fighting.
      • Abu Maria al-Qahtani, the leader of JaN, called on both groups to stop fighting and unite against the Islamic State.
    • There have been false claims that the Islamic State is reinforcing JaN in the fighting.
    • Suquor al-Sham rejected a claim by JaN that they have joined them in the fighting.
    • A statement by the SRF: http://justpaste.it/hr9g
    • A statement by JaN: http://justpaste.it/hr7p
    • A statement by Hazm: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sdloe4

  • Fighting went on around the south of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib as the government attacked. The government also conducted airstrikes on the city and shelled it: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.445009&lon=36.659317&z=12&m=b
    • Last week the government captured Morek, south of Khan Sheikhoun.

  • 10 people were killed by airstrikes on the al-Nazihin Camp, west of Khan Sheikhoun and between al-Habit and al-Sheikh Mustafa in Idlibhttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.480802&lon=36.547909&z=13&m=b

  • 30 people were killed by barrel bombs dropped on the Abdeen Refugee Camp in Idlib.

  • Rebels around Latmin in Hama

  • Airstrikes hit Kafr Zita in Hama:

  • Rebels fighting around Morek in Hama

  • Rebels claimed to have re-captured Hawsh al-Farah in Eastern Ghouta: 

  • Surface-to-surface missiles and 2 airstrikes hit Jobar in Eastern Ghouta.

  • An airstrike near the Damascus International Airport

  • 2 airstrikes hit Atman in Daraa.

  • 2 airstrikes hit Tel al-Harra in Daraa.

  • Rebels detonate a government-held building in Nawa in Daraa

  • Al-Yadoudeh in Daraa was shelled with heavy artillery: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.663656&lon=36.065369&z=13&m=b

  • Airstrikes hit the Tariq al-Sadd neighborhood of Daraahttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=32.612122&lon=36.116095&z=14&m=b

  • At least 8 coalition airstrikes targeted ar-Raqqa and Ma’adan in al-Raqqahttp://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=35.946466&lon=39.007816&z=13&m=b
    A coalition airstrike on ar-Raqqa.

    A coalition airstrike on ar-Raqqa.

    A coalition airstrike on ar-Raqqa.

    A coalition airstrike on ar-Raqqa.

    A coalition airstrike on ar-Raqqa.

    A coalition airstrike on ar-Raqqa.

    An airstrike on Ma'adan.

    An airstrike on Ma’adan.

  • Frontline documentary on the rise of the Islamic Statehttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/rise-of-isis/

  • A compilation of FSA fights and training: 

  • A compilation on Harakat Hazm fights from October: 

  • Syria Direct interview about life in Eastern Ghoutahttp://syriadirect.org/main/36-interviews/1641-rebels-hang-on-to-east-ghouta-despite-crippling-blockade.

  • A senior official in the Iranian foreign ministry accused Turkey of prolonging the Syrian Civil War by insisting on the overthrow of Assad, and by supporting “terrorist groups” in Syria in a statement to Iranian state news.
    • “The crisis in Syria could have ended three years ago if Turkish officials stopped demanding regime change and supporting terrorist groups in Syria.”
    • Yesterday Recep Erdogan, the Turkish president, accused Iran of playing on Syria’s sectarian divisions.


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