The Islamic State (IS) claimed a three-man suicide raid on Hayat Tahir al-Sham (HTS) positions in Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) claimed carrying out a suicide bombing in al-Masasna, in the northern countryside of Hama, and seizing control of the village after attacking it with VBIEDs.
Jaish al-Nasr released an infographic outlining the outcome of a two-day battle in the northern countryside of Hama, in which the group claimed regaining control of Zalin Barrier.
A French-language jihadist addressed potential migrants to Syria, advising on how to prepare for their journey, including to remain discreet, sell items on Ebay, bring a portable charger, and be wary of online recruiters.
Al-Qaeda (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed fighters in Syria, urging them to reject nationalist sentiment and wage a protracted guerrilla war against the Syrian regime, and called on Muslims the world over to support their brethren in the country.
Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Lewa’a Fajr al-Ummah claimed killing at least 55 regime soldiers in a retaliatory attack executed in reaction to the continuous bombing and use of banned weapons by the regime in east of Damascus.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed a six-man suicide raid on PKK positions south of Tabqa, in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate.
In a communique issued on April 18, 2017, the group reported that six fighters stormed PKK locations in ‘Ayed Kabir village, armed with machine guns and wearing explosive vests. Four of the fighters were killed in the ensuing clash, while two detonated their explosives, killing and wounding a “number” of PKK elements.The IS’ ar-Raqqah Province later provided photos of the six fighters.Following is a translation of the message:Islamic StateBreaking: Killing and Wounding a Number of PKK Apostate Elements in an Immersing Operation South of al-TabqaAr-Raqqah Province21 Rajab 1438HWith success granted from Allah, and His guidance, the immersing brothers Abu Hammam al-Khayr, Abu Mu’awiyyah al-‘Ajili, Abu Umar al-Khayr, Abu Ismail al-Dara’awi, Abu Umar al-Farouq, and Abu Jarrah al-Khayr - may Allah accept them - clad in their explosive vests and bearing machine guns, set off towards positions of PKK apostates in ‘Ayed Kabir village, south of the city of al-Tabqa. Clashes erupted immediately for nearly three hours, during which four of the knights dismounted, while two detonated their explosive vests amidst the apostate crowd, which resulted in killing and wounding a number of them. We ask Allah to accept our brothers among the martyrs.-----------Brother Abu Ismail al-Dara'awi - may Allah accept him - one of the executors of the immersing operation south of al-TabqaBrother Abu Hammam al-Khayr - may Allah accept him - one of the executors of the immersing operation south of al-Tabqa Brother Abu Mu’awiyyah al-‘Ajili - may Allah accept him - one of the executors of the immersing operation south of al-Tabqa Brother Abu Umar al-Khayr - may Allah accept him - one of the executors of the immersing operation south of al-TabqaBrother Abu Umar al-Farouq - may Allah accept him - one of the executors of the immersing operation south of al-TabqaBrother Abu Jarrah al-Khayr - may Allah accept him - one of the executors of the immersing operation south of al-Tabqa
The Islamic State (IS) reported on its suicide raid at al-Tanf Camp in southern Syria in the 76th issue of its al-Naba weekly newspaper, and also remarked on the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian government airbase from which chemical weapon strikes were launched.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed a suicide bombing on what it called a joint operations room of American “Crusader” forces and PKK fighters in Syria’s ar-Raqqah governorate.
Jaish al-Islam claimed to have “liberated” over 35 square kilometers in the mountains of Qalamoun, and vowed to continue its battles in the countryside of Homs, and attack the regime forces and the Islamic State (IS) in regions “dirtied” by them.
Al-Bunyan al-Marsous Operation Room claimed killing over 155 pro-regime forces and seizing control of over 500 buildings and 11 strategic checkpoints in the battle “Death Rather Than Humiliation” in Daraa.
Following the U.S.’s decision to conduct airstrikes in Syria, jihadists on social media declared the U.S. government was attempting to “fool the world,” contemplating potential coordination with Russia and Syria, and asserting the strikes will allow Syrian rebel forces “to advance faster.”
The Free Syrian Army (FSA) commended the missile strike launched by the United States on a Syrian government airbase, and remarked that it is America’s “responsibility” not to stop at that operation.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) denied intending to kill a colonel from Free Idlib Army who died in clashes that occurred near a checkpoint in Khan al-Sobol, Idlib.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a statement to condemn the sarin gas attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib, and promised to avenge it in a “worse and more bitter” way with “intense consecutive operations behind the enemy lines, and in [the regime’s] most reinforced locations.”
The Islamic State’s (IS) ar-Raqqah Province claimed killing and wounding 16 PKK elements in a suicide bombing by a French fighter, east own the city of Tabqa.
In retaliation to the sarin gas attack which hit civilians in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib, rebel groups claimed targeting the regime forces throughout Syria, including in Hama, Latakkia, and al-Ghouta, and regaining control of the city of Mardis, in the northern countryside of Hama.
The Islamic State (IS) released an audio speech from its spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir, rallying the groups fighters in all its “provinces” and especially Iraq and Syria, and challenged America as well as calling on lone wolves in the U.S., Europe, and Russia to “preoccupy” the enemy and attack their interests.
Ebaa News Agency, a media unit of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), released a video showing child victims of a sarin gas attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun in Idlib.
Tahrir al-Sham’s Ebaa News Agency released an infographic of the group’s most prominent accomplishments during its first 60 days of activity, and claimed over 400 losses to the regime and seizing control of 20 locations throughout Syria.