Army of Mujahedeen
|Army of Mujahedeen|
|Participant in the Syrian Civil War|
Official logo of the Army of Mujahedeen
|Active||2 January 2014 – present|
|Leaders||Cap. Mohammed Shakerdi
Sheikh Tawfiq Shahabuddin (Former)
Lt. Col. Abu Bakr (Former)
|Aleppo Governorate, Syria|
|Strength||More than 5,000-12,000|
|Part of||Ahl Al-Sham|
|Allies|| Syria Revolutionaries Front
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar
Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union
|Opponents|| Syrian Armed Forces
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
The Army of Mujahedeen (Arabic: جيش المجاهدين, Jaysh al-Mujahedeen) is a coalition of Islamist rebel groups which formed in order to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the Syrian Civil War. The group accused ISIL of disrupting "security and stability" in areas that had been freed from the control of the Assad regime. The spokesperson of the coalition said it would start operations in Idlib and Aleppo and gradually expand towards the rest of Syria.
The factions which formed the Army of Mujahedeen largely emerged from the villages and towns of the Aleppo hinterland. The Army does not have a political program, and although the member groups have an Islamist identity, they were largely non-ideological Free Syrian Army affiliated groups earlier in the Syrian Civil War. The three groups at the core of the alliance were Division 19, Fastaqim Kama Umirt and the Nour al-Din al-Zanki Islamic Brigades, which was also part of the Authenticity and Development Front. On 4 May 2014, the Army of Mujahedeen announced the withdrawal of the Nour al-Din al-Zanki Islamic Brigades from the coalition. On 3 June 2014, the Army announced the expulsion of Division 19's Liwaa al-Ansar unit and its leader, Abu Bakr, accusing them of theft and kidnapping.
- al-Noor Islamic Movement
Fastaqim Kama Umirt:
- Aleppo City Battalion
- Liwaa Halab al-Shahbaa
- Liwaa al-Islam
Division 19 of the Free Syrian Army:
- Liwaa Amjad al-Islam
- Liwaa Ansar al-Khilafa
- al-Quds Brigades
- Khan al-Assal Free Brigades
- al-Shuyukh Brigade
- Liwaa al-Mujahireen
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