Serious attempts are underway to resolve the infighting in East Ghouta - involving Qatar, Saudi, the Syrian HNC, Riad Hijab and more. SYRIA: ISIS claim that a car bomb has targeted opposition forces in Baraghidah village, north Aleppo. OIRs multinational Coalition has trained more than 20,000 Iraq-i Security Force personnel to defeat ISIL Regime forces have taken advantage of rebel infighting in Eastern Ghouta and captured Bazyna farms, and now surrounding Deir Asafir from 3 sides. AhraralSham Militant Photos from Train Station Checkpoint east of Harbinafsah 35+ regime militias, Quds Brigade forces, Iranian militias et all killed in yet another failed offensive on Handarat in Aleppo today.Iraqi Army recaptured Rutbah district in western Anbar Iraq Photo of ISIS fighters captured in al-Bel by FSA. One is wearing a shirt of an Australian band "Deez Nuts".Saudi Arabia says time may be coming for "Plan B" on Syria. Russia is bombing the last access to Aleppo, the Castello Road Clashes at Palmyra entrance north of Amiriyah Local Source: There is no "State of Emergency" in Raqqa. Everything is NormalDe Mistura finally advocating for humanitarian airdrops across all besieged areas in Syria if access remains restricted. Iraqi officials raise death toll from the day's bombings of Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad to 69Kerry: August 1 date for Syria talks 'target', not deadlineStaffan deMistura: We can not appoint time for the resumption of Syria talksSyrian rebels captured the Harbinafsah train station in South Hama province from pro-Assad troops. Russian T-90 A operating in Shaer Gas field, eastern Homs. Old video showing the ex-SDF defector that assassinated two supposed YPG officials yesterday carrying YPG fighters coffins in Afrin, Syria.Syrian Rebels claim to have killed 60 pro-Syrian Government forces during the battles in southern Hama (North Homs) the past couple of days.Pictures from rebel seized Harbinafsah Railway Station in southern Hama, North Homs. SaudiArabia: Firing in King Khalid Hospital in Hail, 8 woundedSAA take control of Jabal Sawan at Sha'ir field Shooting attack in Qalandia targeted a Cyprus military delegation to Israel: Israeli vehicle hit Turkish intel warns of a 'concrete' terror threat for May 19th, a holiday in Turkey Families of Iranian fighters that were killed in Syria are given blankets to honour their sacrifices. Alleged picture (unverified) showing the paystub of one of the Iranian fighter killed in Khan Tuman Syria US and Russia hold "common understanding" on Syrian resolution - Lavrov Thwarted Suicide Bomber Tells FBI He Was Instructed to Target Israelis, Americans at Heathrow Airport Terror raids in Melbourne’s northern suburbs linked to men charged with trying to fight for ISIS

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17 May 2016
SYRIA: ISIS claim that a car bomb has targeted opposition forces in Baraghidah village, north Aleppo.
OIRs multinational Coalition has trained more than 20,000 Iraq-i Security Force personnel to defeat ISIL
Regime forces have taken advantage of rebel infighting in Eastern Ghouta and captured Bazyna farms, and now surrounding Deir Asafir from 3 sides.
AhraralSham Militant Photos from Train Station Checkpoint east of Harbinafsah
Photo of ISIS fighters captured in al-Bel by FSA. One is wearing a shirt of an Australian band "Deez Nuts".
Saudi Arabia says time may be coming for "Plan B" on Syria.
Russia is bombing the last access to Aleppo, the Castello Road
Syrian rebels captured the Harbinafsah train station in South Hama province from pro-Assad troops.
Russian T-90 A operating in Shaer Gas field, eastern Homs.
Old video showing the ex-SDF defector that assassinated two supposed YPG officials yesterday carrying YPG fighters coffins in Afrin, Syria.
Syrian Rebels claim to have killed 60 pro-Syrian Government forces during the battles in southern Hama (North Homs) the past couple of days.
Pictures from rebel seized Harbinafsah Railway Station in southern Hama, North Homs.
SaudiArabia: Firing in King Khalid Hospital in Hail, 8 wounded
Shooting attack in Qalandia targeted a Cyprus military delegation to Israel: Israeli vehicle hit
Families of Iranian fighters that were killed in Syria are given blankets to honour their sacrifices.
Alleged picture (unverified) showing the paystub of one of the Iranian fighter killed in Khan Tuman Syria
US and Russia hold "common understanding" on Syrian resolution - Lavrov