The Islamic State’s (IS) Damascus Province in Syria claimed killing nearly 100 Lebanese soldiers and Hezbollah fighters amidst clashes in western Qalamoun.
The Islamic State's (IS) 'Amaq News Agency reported that seven Lebanese soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing in western Qalamoun.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) released a photo report showing the group’s training camp in the northern countryside of Latakkia.
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement’s new general commander Hassan Sufan announced major changes within the group’s leadership, appointing four figures to replace his current First Deputy Leader, General Military Commander, Chief of the Political Wing, and Secretary General.
Highlights: HTS claims attacks on the regime’s army in west and north of Aleppo and taking control of al-Tell in Western Ghouta; the group condemned the execution of seven members of White Helmets in Sarmeen and promised to provide protection to the civil defense in the liberated areas; HTS refused news of disputes with the First Coastal Division in Latakkia and denied attacks against Nour al-Din Zinki Movement in Aleppo; HTS News reported the release of 104 prisoners as per the agreement reached between the group in Western Qalamoun and the regime.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing nearly 80 Syrian soldiers in an offensive from three axes on their positions in the east of Syria’s Homs governorate.
Highlights: HTS claims attacks on the regime’s army in Aleppo, Latakkia and Hama; and a raid over an Islamic State (IS) cell in Idlib; announces readiness to “dissolve into one entity” in Eastern Ghouta to prevent further airstrikes in the area; denies media reports suggesting tensions between HTS and TIP; reports reaching an agreement with Hezbollah in Western Qalamoun which allows a prisoner exchange between two groups and the safe departure of the dislocated refugees and fighters in the area; reports of regime strikes in Homs, Hama, Latakkia, Idlib; rehab activities in Hama and Idlib.
Hassan Sufan, the newly appointed general commander of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, apologized to the Syrian people for the group’s loss of vision “in trivial disputes,” and promised to continue to keep the revolution alive by fighting the regime and the Islamic State (IS).
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) published the second episode of its video series “Shooters of Horror” in which the group provides real footage of an HTS fighter sniping at least 4 enemy forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo.
The Islamic State (IS) claimed killing and wounding over 60 from what it described as “PKK apostates” in suicide bombings over a two-day period in Raqqah, Syria.
The pro-Islamic State (IS) Maldivian group Haqqu Media Center released a video promoting the group and Maldivian fighters who died under its banner, one of whom is identified as having moved from Waziristan to IS-held territories in Syria.
Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement’s Shura Council announced appointing Hassan Sufan (Abu al-Bara) as the group’s new general commander.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) announced its willingness to “dissolve into one entity that brings together all factions of the central sector” in Eastern Ghouta, in response to the calls of the “aggrieved people” in the area hoping to avoid any violations of the ceasefire, which requires HTS’ withdrawal from the territory.
The pro-al-Qaeda (AQ) English media group “Al-Hijrah” introduced its new English-language newspaper consolidating recent Islamic news from around the world.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) released an audio speech Abu Obeida Yusuf al-’Annabi, the head of its “Council of Dignitaries,” speaking on the importance of determination and rallying Muslims to take action against all that harms their brethren and fight.
A Filipino Islamic State (IS) operative called on “Muslims around the world” to pose as tourists, travel to Marawi, Philippines, and join IS ranks in “this bloody War Against the Crusaders.”
The Islamic State’s (IS) Raqqah Province released a video featuring over 15 foreign fighters, including an English-speaking Somali who addressed U.S. President Donald Trump, engaged in battles against Kurdish fighters.
The Islamic State’s (IS) al-Hayat Media Center launched a new video series called “Inside the Caliphate,” and in the first episode covered its roll out of the copper fals currency in areas of IS control.
After declaring Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) military commander Abu Muhammad al-Julani a “war criminal” and calling on fighters under him to break away, the Shura Council of Scholars in al-Sham [Syria] announced that pledges to him are “null and void,” and urged revolutionary factions to respond to HTS’ “criminality”.