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Levant Front
al-Jabha al-Shamiya
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Active 25 December 2014–Present[1]
Groups
Leaders Abdel-Aziz Salameh[3]
Area of
operations
Aleppo, Syria
Part of Aleppo Liberation[4]
Allies People's Protection Units[5]
Opponents

Syrian Armed Forces

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles/wars

Syrian Civil War

The Levant Front (Arabic language:الجبهة الشامية‎, also translated as the Shamiyya Front)[7] is a coalition of mostly Sunni Islamist rebel factions that operates in Aleppo, Syria.[1]

HistoryEdit

On 30 January 2015, the Western backed Hazzm Movement joined the coalition.[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Levant Front: Can Aleppo’s Rebels Unite?". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 26 December 2014. http://carnegieendowment.org/syriaincrisis/?fa=57605. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hazem Movement joins al- Jabha al- Shameyyah". SOHR. 30 January 2015. http://syriahr.com/en/2015/01/hazem-movement-joins-al-jabha-al-shameyyah/. 
  3. "‘Shamiah Front’ unites leading Aleppo opposition groups". The Daily Star. 27 December 2014. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Dec-27/282343-shamiah-front-unites-leading-aleppo-opposition-groups.ashx. 
  4. "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". https://scontent-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10462786_1700392156854090_1914910234494533086_n.png?oh=004555d0fdb74e1d1f0aad1baddc8262&oe=5593696E. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  5. "KURDISH YPG AND JABHAT AL-SHAMIYA AGREEMENT ON JUDICIARY COOPERATION IN ALEPPO". Syrian Rebellion Observatory. 5 February 2015. https://www.facebook.com/SyrianRebellionObservatory/photos/a.1648239072069399.1073741828.1648217982071508/1699722200254419/?type=1. 
  6. "Scores killed as opposition fighters launched new formation in Syria’s Aleppo". ARA News. 29 December 2014. http://aranews.net/2014/12/scores-killed-opposition-fighters-launched-new-formation-syrias-aleppo/. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. "Syrian rebel groups in Aleppo enter alliance: monitoring group". Reuters. 26 December 2014. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/25/us-mideast-crisis-aleppo-idUSKBN0K30L620141225. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 

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