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This is a list of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War.

Generic listEdit

Overall conflict (2011–present)Edit

Syria Axis of Resistance[1] Syria Syrian Interim Government
and allies
Kurdish Self-Administration
and allies
ShababFlag.svg ISIS Government
and allies
Syria Syrian government forces

Allied armed groups:

Flag of Iran.svg Iran[23][24][25]

Direct military support:

Indirect military support:

Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Islamic Front[40]

Syria Free Syrian Army

Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda network[41]

Syria Syria Revolutionaries Front

Al-Liwaa.svg Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union[50][51]
Syria Authenticity and Development Front[52][53]
Syria Ahfad al-Rasul Brigade[54][55]
Flag of Jihad.svg Army of Mujahedeen[56]
Flag of Jihad.svg Ghuraba al-Sham (jihadist)[57]
Iraq Free Iraqi Army
Flag of Jihad.svg Hizb ut-Tahrir
Flag of Taliban.svg Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Flag of the Muslim Brotherhood.gif Muslim Brotherhood of Syria[58]
Syria Free Syrian Union[59]
Flag of Jihad.svg Harakat Fajr ash-Sham al-Islamiya
Syria Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade[60]
Flag of Jihad.svg Abna Harakat al-Islam
Flag of Jihad.svg Jaysh al-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah
Flag of Jihad.svg Deir-ez Zor Sharia Court[61]
Flag of Jihad.svg Fajrul Islam
Syria Brigade of al-Qaka
Syria Revolutionary Council
Syria Tawafiq[62]
Flag of Jihad.svg Fajr al-Islam[63]
Flag of Jihad.svg Kurdish Katibat al-Taliban
Flag of Jihad.svg Liwa al-Tawhid wal-Jihad[64]
Syria Liwa al-Asifa[65]
Flag of Jihad.svg Ansar al-Khalifa Brigade[66]
Flag of Jihad.svg Qalamoun Liberation Front[67]
Flag of Jihad.svg Jaysh al-Sham[68]
Direct military support:

Indirect military support:

Kurdish Self-Administration

Syriac Union Party

Direct military support:

Indirect military support:

  • Flag of Kurdistan Workers' Party.svg Kurdistan Workers' Party[85]

See: Kurdistan campaign

ShababFlag.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Flag of Jihad.svg Jund al-Aqsa[86]
See: Rebel-ISIS conflict

Syrian civil war

Front lines by 27th January, 2014.

  Controlled by ISIS
  Controlled by Syrian government
  Controlled by Kurdish forces
  Controlled by IF, FSA and al-Qaeda

Note:

Spillover in Lebanon (2011–present)Edit

See: Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon, Lebanese–Syrian border clashes, Battle of Sidon (2013) and Iranian embassy bombings

Syria Allies of the Syrian government Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda network
Syria Syrian National Council
and allies
Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon
Syria Arab Democratic Party[10]

Flag of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party.svg Syrian Social Nationalist Party[96]
23x15px Hezbollah[4]

Flag of Jabhat al-Nusra.jpg Al-Nusra Front

Flag of Jihad.svg Fatah al-Islam
Flag of Jihad.svg Jund al-Sham
Syria Free Syrian Army
Flag of Jihad.svg Abdullah Azzam Brigade
Supported by:
Flag of the Future Movement.svg Future Movement

Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon

Turkish clashes (2012–2013)Edit

See: 2012 Syrian–Turkish border clashes, 2013 Reyhanlı bombings and June 2012 interception of Turkish aircraft

Syria Syrian government Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey
Flag of Syria.svg Syria Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey

Spillover in the Golan Heights and Israeli airstrikes (2012–present)Edit

See: Quneitra Governorate clashes (2012–present), January 2013 Rif Dimashq airstrike, May 2013 Rif Dimashq airstrikes and July 2013 Latakia explosion

Syria Syrian government
and allies
Syria Syrian National Council
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda network
Flag of Israel.svg Israel
Flag of Syria.svg Syria Syria Free Syrian Army

Flag of Jabhat al-Nusra.jpg Al-Nusra Front

Flag of Israel.svg Israel

Spillover in Jordan (2012)Edit

See: October 2012 Jordanian–Syrian border clash

Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan ShababFlag.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan ShababFlag.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Spillover in Iraq (2013–14)Edit

See: Akashat ambush and Operation al-Shabah

Syria Syrian government
and allies
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda network
Flag of Syria.svg Syria

Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq

ShababFlag.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Flag of Jabhat al-Nusra.jpg Al-Nusra Front
Iraq Free Iraqi Army

Detailed listEdit

Syrian government and alliesEdit

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
Syrian Armed Forces Bashar al-Assad March 2011 Approximately 178,000[97] Government's primary military force. Ba'athism
Secularism
National Defense Force Bashar al-Assad 2013[98] 60,000[99] Government counter-insurgency force. Secularism
Syrian Resistance Mihraç Ural 2011 2,000 Pro-government Marxist militia. Syrian nationalism
Marxism-Leninism
Ba'ath Brigades Bashar al-Assad 2012 Pro-government counter-insurgency militia. Ba'athism
Secularism
Lebanese Militias:
Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah 2012[98] 2,000[100] Militant group based in Lebanon, designated by the US as a terrorist group. Ideology of Hezbollah
Iraqi Militias:
Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas Abu Ajeeb 2012 10,000 Shia Syrian militant group formed due to desecration of shrines, heritage sites and place of worship by the rebels. It is Active around Damascus. Shia Islamism
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Akram al-Kaabi 2012 An offshot of Iraqi Shia insurgent group. It is active around Aleppo. Shia Islamism

Syrian National Coalition, al-Qaeda Network and alliesEdit

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
Free Syrian Army Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir July 2011 40,000[101][102][103][104][105] Main opposition group. Initially an umbrella term for defected Syrian soldiers, later became more organized. Diverse, Mostly Islamism
Islamic Front Amad Essa Al-Sheikh[106] November 2013[106] 45,000[107] Merger of major rebel groups.[106] Islamism[108]
Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union Muhammad Abu al-Fatih December 2013 15,000[51] Merger of Damascus area rebel groups[51] Islamism
Ahfad al-Rasul Brigade Ziad Haj Obaid[42] July 2012 15,000[54] An independent brigade
Authenticity and Development Front Khalid al-Hammad November 2012 13,000[60] Islamism
Al-Nusra Front Abu Mohammad al-Golani[109] January 2012 7,000[110]-15,000[111] Designated by the US as a terrorist group. Pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda. Sunni Islamism
Salafist jihadism
Islamic fundamentalism
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi April 2013 5,000[112]–22,500[113] Formerly Al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq, provided significant support for Al-Nusra Front, designated by the US as a terrorist group. Sunni Islamism
Salafist Jihadism
Islamic terrorism
anti-Shia
Army of Mujahedeen Tawfeeq Shihab al-Din January 2014[114] ~5,000[115] Coalition of Islamist rebels formed to fight ISIL. Islamism[116]
Fatah al-Islam April 2012 200 Lebanese al-Qaeda affiliate. Sunni Islamism
Salafist Jihadism

Kurdish Supreme Committee and alliesEdit

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
Democratic Union Party (PYD) Salih Muslim Muhammad 2012 15,000[117]–40,000[118]
Note: Figure is for the People's Protection Units (YPG), which the PYD claims are not its exclusive militia, but rather are under the command of the higher Supreme Committee
Dominant Kurdish political party within the Supreme Committee
Note: Officially part of a larger coalition called the People's Council of West Kurdistan (MGRK), which includes a number of civil unions and a few marginal leftist political parties. Also a member of the Koma Civakên Kurdistan, founded by the PKK.
Democratic socialism
Kurdish nationalism
Kurdish autonomy[119]
Jabhat al-Akrad Hajji Ahmed Kurdi 2012 7,000[120] Ex-Free Syrian Army brigade, close to YPG Pro-Kurdish rights
Anti-Assad government
Kurdish National Council (KNC) Feysel Yusuf 2012 1,500[83]
Note: Figure claimed by the leader of one minor party within the bloc, but no known participation in any conflict.
Opposition alliance of smaller Kurdish parties within the Supreme Committee
Note: Largely dominated by the KDP-S, which also formed a separate caucus called the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union. Most members are politically tied to either the KDP or the PUK in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Kurdish nationalism
Kurdish autonomy
Liberal democracy

CoalitionsEdit

Note:

  • Groups that are part of multiple coalitions or sub-groups are listed twice, although their subsequent sub-groups will not necessarily be repeated.
  • This section aims to include all sub-groups involved in the Syrian Civil War. It is incomplete.

Rebel coalitionsEdit

Syria Free Syrian Army
40,000 fighters[101][102][103][105]
Syria Farouq Brigades

Syria Syria Revolutionaries Front[102]

  • Syria Idlib Military Council
  • Syria Syrian Martyrs' Brigade (Idlib province)[121]
  • Syria Ahrar al-Zawia Brigades
  • Syria Ansar Brigades
  • Syria Coming Victory Brigades
  • Syria Seventh Division
  • Syria Ninth Division of Aleppo
  • Syria Farouq al-Shamal Battalions
  • Syria Ghab Wolves Brigade
  • Syria Idlib Martyrs’ Brigade
  • Syria Ahrar al-Shamal Brigade
  • Syria Riyad al-Salehin Battalions of Damascus
  • Syria Farouq Battalions of Hama
  • Syria Special Assignments Regiment of Damascus

Syria Syrian Turkmen Brigades[122]
Syria Liwaa al-Umma
Syria Ghuraba al-Sham[123]
Syria National Unity Brigades[60][124]

  • Syria Abdel Rahman al-Shabandar Brigade
  • Syria Martyrs of the Syrian Revolution Brigade
  • Syria Joul Jamal Brigade
  • Syria Martyrs of Badama Brigade
  • Syria Martyrs of the Wastani Mountains Brigade
  • Syria Ahmad Maryoud Brigade
  • Syria Youssef Al-Admeh Brigade
  • Syria Tamer Al-Awam Brigade

Syria Ammar bin Yassir Battalion (Idlib province)[125]
Syria Hamzah Al-Khateeb Battalion (Idlib city)
Syria Al-Furqan Battalion (Idlib province)[126]
Syria Harmoush Battalion (Idlib province)[127]
Syria Martyrs Ma'arat Nu'man Battalion (Idlib province)[128]
Syria Shield of Islam Battalion (Idlib province)[129]
Syria Salaheddine Al-Ayoubi Battalion (Jisr ash-Shugur)
Syria Qashoush Battalion (Hama city)[130]
Syria Aboul Fidaa Battalion (Hama province)
Syria Saad Bin Moaz Battalion (Hama province)

  • Syria al-Nasser Brigades
  • Syria Ziaab al-Ghab Brigade

Syria Ahrar Souriya (Free Men of Syria) Brigade [60]
Syria Moawiyah Bin Abi Sufian (Damascus city)
Syria Houriyeh Battalion (Aleppo city)
Syria Ababeel Battalion (Aleppo province)
Syria Lions of Shahba Battalion (Aleppo province)[131]
Syria Saad Allah Al-Jabiri Battalion (Aleppo province)[132]
Syria Omari Battalion (Daraa/Hauran)
Syria Sultan Pasha Al-Atrash Battalion (As-Suwayda)
Syria Qassam Battalion (Jableh)
Syria Suqur Battalion (Latakia)
Syria Samer Nunu Battalion (Baniyas)
Syria Mishaal Tammo Battalion (Qamishli)
Syria Odai Al-Tayi Battalion (Hasakah)
Syria Omar Ibn al-Khattab Battalion (Deir ez-Zor city)[133]
Syria Moaz Al-Raqad Battalion (Deir ez-Zor province)

  • Syria Osoud al-Sunna Brigade (Deir ez-Zor province)
  • Syria Zi Qar Brigade (Deir ez-Zor province)
  • Syria al-Moata Brigade (Deir ez-Zor province)

Syria Allahu Akbar Battalion (Abu Kamal)
Syria Dawn of Freedom Battalion (Homs province)
Syria Bakkour Battalion (Homs province)[134]
Syria Ramy Al-Sayeed Battalion (Homs province)[135]

  • Syria Rijal al-Umma Brigade (Homs province)

Syria Tel Kalakh Martyrs' Battalion (Homs province)

  • Syria Shuhada al-Badiya Brigade (Homs province)
  • Syria al-Karama Brigade (Homs province)

Syria Ahmad Nayif al-Sukhni Battalion (Ar-Raqqah)
Syria Abu Obeidah bin al-Jarrah Battalion (Damascus province)
Syria Souqour Dimashq Battalion (Damascus city)

  • Syria Osama bin Laden Brigade (Damascus city)[136][137]

Syria Jesus Christ Brigade[138]

  • Syria Ansar Allah (God's Supporters) Battalion

Syria Saint George Battalion[139]
Syria Ansar Brigade
Syria 19th Division
Syria Northern Storm Brigade
Syria Liwa Ahrar al-Jazira[79]
Syria Tahrir Souriya Brigade
Syria Jeish Mohammad Brigade[140]


Former members
Flag of Jihad.svg Suqour al-Sham Brigade[141]
Defected to the Islamic Front

Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Islamic Front
45,000 fighters[107]
Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Syrian Islamic Liberation Front
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Suqour al-Sham Brigade
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Fajr al-Islam
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Souyouf al-Haqq Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Daoud Brigades[144]
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Kansaa Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Mujahideen Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Mohagren wal Ansar Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Suqour al-Maraa Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Suqour al-Sharq Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ansar Allah Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Aby Hajar Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Safwa Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Horas al-Aqeda Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Suqour al-Sona Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Swoar ash-Amal Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Atawhed Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Asideeq Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Suqour Halab Brigades[145]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Jaysh al-Islam
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Islam Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Islamic Army Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg The Army of Muslims Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Sword of Truth Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Signs of Victory Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Conquest of Sham Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ghouta Shield Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Siddiq Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tawheed Al-Islam Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg South of the Capital Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Badr Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Omar bin Abdulaziz Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tawheed Soldiers Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Sword of Islam Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Omar bin Khattab Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Muath bin Jabal Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Zubayir bin Al-Awam Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Dhul Nurayin Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ansar Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Hamzeh Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Air Defense Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Missile Defense Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tank Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Military Direction Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Dahir Bebers Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Sword of Truth 2 Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Gamloon Warriors Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Slaves of the Merciful Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Murabiteen Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Bedouin Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Sunnah Supporters Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ahul ul Bayt Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Martyrs of Atarib Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Coastal Defense Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ain Jalout Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tawheed Supporters Platoons
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Mujahideen Platoons
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Abu Dujana Falcons Platoons
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Sunnah Platoons
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ansar Platoons
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Bara’a bin Azab Platoons
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Al-Tawhid Brigade
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ahrar al-Shamal Brigades (Idlib, Hama)[146][147]
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Andan Battalion
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Mare Battalion
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Huriyatan Battalion
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Azaz Battalion
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Bab Battalion
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tell Rifaat Battalion[144]
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Fursan al-Jabal Brigade
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Daret Izza Brigade
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Kurdish Salaheddine Battalion[148][149]

SILF non-signatories

  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Farouq Brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ansar al-Islam Gathering Council
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Jaysh al-Islam
    • Al-Liwaa.svg Sahaba Brigades
    • Al-Liwaa.svg al-Habib al-Mustafa Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ahfad al-Rasul Brigade
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Shuhada al-Jolan Battalion
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Suqour al-Jolan Battalion
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Suqour Jabal al-Zawiya Battalion[150]
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Furqan Brigade (Damascus)
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Brigade
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Sham Shield Brigades[144]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Liwa al-Fath, Battalion of Conquest, (Aleppo)[60]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Deir ez-Zor Revolutionary Council
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tajamo Ansar al-Islam
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Amr Ibn al-Aas Brigade
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Army of Mohammed
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Hawks Brigades
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Qamishli Kurds
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Naser Salaheddin Brigade[151]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Liwa Dawud[152]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Hawks Sham brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Farouq Islamic Brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Banner of Islam
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Unification Brigade
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Deir ez-Zor Revolutionary Council
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Furqan Brigade (Damascus)
      • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Al-Quneitra Furqan Brigade
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Hamza al-Ansar Brigade
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ahrar al-Shamal Brigades (Idlib, Hama)[146][147]
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Andan Battalion
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Mare Battalion
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Huriyatan Battalion
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Azaz Battalion
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Bab Battalion
    • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tell Rifaat Battalion[144]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ebad Idlib al-Rahman Brigades of Maarat al-Naaman[144]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Open Brigade (Aleppo)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Brigade of Homs (Homs)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Mohammed bin Abdullah Brigade (Homs)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Return of the Martyr Ahmed Battalion (Homs)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg National Liberation Movement (Homs)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Household Brigade (Hama)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Brigades of God (Lattakia)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Izz ibn Abd al-Salam Brigades (Lattakia)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Council of Banias (Tartous)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Tartous Military Council (Tartous)[153]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Amr Ibn al-Aas Brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Fateh Brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Kurdish Suqour Brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Iman Brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Istiklal Gathering[144]

Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Syrian Islamic Front

  • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Ahrar al-Sham Battalions
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Islamic Vanguard Group
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Islamic Dawn Movement
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Fighting Faith Battalions
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Moussaab bin Omeir Battalion
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Hamza Bin Abdul Muttalib Brigade
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Suqour al-Islam Battalions
    • Flag of Ahrar ash-Sham.svg Special Tasks Battalion
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Liwa al-Haqq (Homs)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Ansar al-Sham (Latakia)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Fajr Islamic Movement
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Jaysh al-Tawhid (Deir Ez-Zor)
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Haqq Battalions Gathering (Hama)[154]
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Ahrar Battalions
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Jamaat al-Talia al-Islamiya
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg al-Iman Fighting Brigades
  • Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Musab Bin Umair Battalion[144]

Flag of the Islamic Front (Syria).svg Kurdish Islamic Front[106]

Note:

  • The sub-groups of Jaysh al-Islam are merged into the group.
  • Not all groups in the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front and the Syrian Islamic Front have agreed (or declined) to be a part of the Islamic Front, despite the leaders of both coalitions having joined the Front as key figures. The Syrian Islamic Front tweeted that it had disbanded and its component groups would hereby operate under the Islamic Front.[155] The Syrian Islamic Liberation Front announced its dissolution on the 26th of November 2013.[156] The non-signatory former members of the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front have been included here as members by default, as the former coalitions' leaders have joined the Front. The original seven signatories are:
Al-Liwaa.svg Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union [50]
15,000 fighters[51]
Al-Liwaa.svg al-Habib al-Mustafa Brigades

Al-Liwaa.svg Sahaba Brigades
Al-Liwaa.svg Shabab al-Huda Brigades
Al-Liwaa.svg Amjad al-Islam Rally
Al-Liwaa.svg Capital's Shield Brigade

Syria Authenticity and Development Front
13,000 fighters[60]
Syria Southern Front
  • Syria Battalion for the People of Damascus
  • Syria Saarim Battalion
  • Syria Muawiyah Battalion
  • Syria The Zamalka Martyrs Brigade
  • Syria Originality Battalion
  • Syria Imam Bukhari Battalion

Syria Northern Front

  • Syria Impacting People Brigade
  • Syria Criterion Brigades
    • Syria Free Izzat Circuit Brigade
    • Syria Right Jund
  • Syria Armour Brigade of the Nation
  • Syria Right Brigade
  • Syria Alababil Brigade
  • Syria Banner of Freedom
  • Syria Black Brigade of War
  • Syria Battalion of the Martyr Ismail Al-Abdullah

Syria Western Front

  • Syria First Brigade
  • Syria Brigade of the Martyr Hamza al-Khatib
  • Syria Brigade of the Martyr Riyad Abdeen

Syria Central Front

  • Syria I Corps
  • Syria People Brigades
  • Syria Miqdad ibn al-Aswad Battalion
  • Syria Short Brigade
  • Syria Ancestors Battalion
  • Syria Sincerity Brigade

Syria Eastern Front

  • Syria Promise of Victory Brigade
  • Syria Impact on People Brigade
  • Syria Black Tawhid Year Brigade
  • Syria Allahu Akhbar Brigades
  • Syria Stationed Brigades
  • Syria Hudhaifah bin al-Yaman Battalion
  • Syria Muawiyah Battalion
  • Syria Impact on People Battalion
  • Syria Hawks of the Year Brigade
  • Syria Ahl al-Athar Brigade
  • Syria Hamza Brigade[52][53]
ShababFlag.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
5,000–22,500 fighters[113][157][158]
Flag of al-Qaeda in Iraq.svg al-Qaeda in Iraq[159]

Former members
Flag of Caucasian Emirate.svg Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar[160]
Withdrew due to preexisting oath to the Caucasus Emirate.[161]

Flag of Jihad.svg Hizbut Tahrir

Flag of Jihad.svg Saad Bin Moaz Battalion (Hama province)
  • Flag of Jihad.svg al-Nasser Brigades
  • Flag of Jihad.svg Ziaab al-Ghab Brigade
Syria Free Syrian Union[162]
Syria Division 77 (Northern Region)

Syria Third Division (Qalamoun)
Syria Lightning Victory Brigade (Rural Idlib, Hama)
Syria 90th Brigade (West Damascus)
Syria Dawn Brigade(Gota Bank)
Syria Saif al-Sham Brigade (Gota Bank)
Syria Umayyad Brigade (Damascus region)
Syria Badia Martyrs Brigade (Idlib)
Syria Peace in the Levant Brigade (Idlib)
Syria Soldiers Rahman Brigade (Idlib and Abu Aldhor)
Syria Flag Brigade (Abou Aldhor)
Syria The Banner of Jesus Christ (Damascus)
Syria Omar Mukhtar Brigade (Idlib countryside)
Syria Beloved Prophet Brigade
Syria Billah Brigade (Idlib)
Syria Abu Bakr Brigade (Aleppo)
Syria Hussein Harmoush Brigade (Lattakia)
Syria Sincere Promise Brigade (Lattakia)
Syria The Martyrs of Islam and the Al-Sham Brigade (Aleppo and Homs)
Syria Unity and Liberaton Front (including al-Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor brigades)
Syria Muawiyah Brigade (Rastan)
Syria Martyrs of Islam Brigade (Qalamoun)
Syria Hamzah Brigade (Barada Valley)
Syria Martyrs of Dignity Brigade (Barada Valley)
Syria Martyr Samir Aldhak Brigade (Rastan)
Syria Eagles Brigade
Syria بيارق Islam Brigade
Syria Saifullah Maslool Brigade
Syria Dawn of the Mujahideen Brigade
Syria Hittin Brigade
Syria Flag Brigade(Khanasser)
Syria Soldiers Rahman Brigade (Aleppo countryside)
Syria Martyr Mazen Brigade
Syria Martyrs Secretariat Brigade (Hama)
Syria Martyrs Dignity Brigade (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria Victory in God Brigade(Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria 533 Commando Brigade (Hama Northern)
Syria 633 Infantry Brigade (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria Caliph Brigade (Ma'arrat Nu'man)
Syria Hawks Mountain Brigade (Mount Hhacbo)
Syria Pottery Hill Battalion (Aleppo countryside)
Syria Tasks Battalion (Damascus Madaya)
Syria Punishment Brigade (Qalamun)
Syria Rebels Brigade (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria 465 Martyrs Regiment (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria Martyrs Brigade (Mount Hermon)
Syria The Banner of Free Rural Western Brigades
Syria Revolutionary Military Council (Damascus)

Syria Army of Mujahedeen[163]
Syria Nur al-Din al-Zanki Islamic Brigades

Syria al-Noor Islamic Movement
Fastaqim Kama Umirt:
Syria Aleppo City Battalion
Syria Liwaa Halab al-Shahbaa
Syria Liwaa al-Islam
Division 19 of the Free Syrian Army:
Syria Liwaa al-Ansar
Syria Liwaa Amjad al-Islam
Syria Liwaa Ansar al-Khilafa
Syria al-Quds Brigades
Syria Khan al-Assal Free Brigades
Syria al-Shuyukh Brigade
Syria Liwaa al-Mujahireen

Government-aligned coalitionsEdit

Coat of arms of Syria.svg Shabiha
10,000 fighters
Coat of arms of Syria.svg al-Berri clan[19][20]

See alsoEdit

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