Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi

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Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi
Allegiance  Syria(until 2011)
Syria Syrian National Coalition(2012–2013)
Service/branch Syrian Arab Army(until 2011)
Free Syrian Army(2012–2013)
Years of service 1989–2013
Rank Syria-Aqid.jpgColonel
Unit Mechanized Infantry
Liwa al-Tawhid
Commands held Aleppo Revolutionary Military Council
Battles/wars Battle of Aleppo (2012–13)
Battle of al-Qusayr (2013)

Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi (also spelled al-Aqidi) is a commander of the Free Syrian Army. He was a former Colonel in the Syrian Arab Army who defected in early 2012. He is the commander of, and a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo.[1][2][3] He joined the Free Syrian Army after defecting from the Syrian army in early 2012.[1][4][5][6] On November 3, 2013, he announced his resignation from the Aleppo Revolutionary Military Council due to disunity among the rebels and constant retreats from battles; including al-Safira.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Inside Syria's civil war". CBS News. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Aleppo clashes continue as opposition demands UN meet". Al Akhbar. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "162 Dead in Syria as Army Claims Control of Aleppo Rebel Bastion". Naharnet. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Michael Burleigh (2 August 2012). "Rebel atrocities in Syria show the rebels' true colours, and given Assad a boost in the propaganda war". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Syrian rebel commander says Aleppo to be liberated 'within days'". Haaretz. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Battle to 'liberate' Aleppo has begun: defecting rebels". The China Post. 23 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Syrian top rebel commander announces resignation Daily Star, 3 November 2013