Syria Revolutionaries Front

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Syria Revolutionaries Front
جبهة ثوار سوريا
Participant in the Syrian civil war
Syria Revolutionaries Front Logo.gif
Logo of the SRF
Active December 2013–Present[1]
Ideology Islamism[2]
Nonideological[2]
Leaders Jamal Maarouf[1]
Area of operations Idlib Governorate, Syria (formerly)[3]
Damascus, Syria[2]
Strength 10,000–15,000[4]
Part of National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces[5]
Syrian Revolutionary Command Council[6]
Southern Front[7]
Allies Islamic Front
Army of Mujahedeen
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar[8]
al-Nusra Front[9]
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[10]
al-Nusra Front
Jund al-Aqsa[11]
Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade[9]
Battles and wars

Syrian Civil War

The Syria Revolutionaries Front (Arabic: جبهة ثوار سوريا‎, Jabhat Thowar Suriyya, SRF, also translated Syrian Rebel Front[1]) is an alliance formed in December 2013 by Free Syrian Army (FSA) brigades, as a response to the merger of Islamist Syrian Rebels into the Islamic Front.[14] Following initial clashes, the Islamic Front and the Syrian Revolutionaries Front agreed to reconcile later that month.[15] The coalition is spearheaded by Jamal Maarouf, head of the Syria Martyrs Brigade, a member of the SRF based in Jabal al-Zawiya, Idlib.[16] The group has supported the Geneva II Middle East peace conference that is aimed at resolving the Syrian civil war.[16] 100 members of a SRF subunit were killed by the Al-Nusra Front on 16 July 2014.[17] On 29 October 2014 clashes erupted again between the SRF and Al-Nusra in al-Naour which resulted in a takeover of a checkpoint by Al-Nusra forces.[18] In the following days, Nusra seized by force several villages in Idlib controlled by the SRF, with the group suffering dozens of defections and having to withdraw from their strongholds in the region.[19]

According to FSA commanders a secret meeting was held between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Nusra Front and other groups on 2 November which resulted in a pact between the parties to fight the SRF until it was defeated.[20]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FSA alliance pushes back against Islamic Front". The Daily Star. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lund, Aron (13 December 2013). "The Syria Revolutionaries’ Front". Carnegie Middle East Center. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Al-Qaeda defeats Syrian moderate rebels in Idlib". ARA News. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Al Qaida rebels leave mass grave behind as they desert base in Syria". McClatchy. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jihadists capturing southern Syria, local fighter warns". Times of Israel. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Translation: the Formation of the Syrian Revolutionary Command Council". Goha's Nail. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Aron Lund (21 March 2014). "Does the "Southern Front" Exist?". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Aleppo: Syria's Stalingrad?". National Interest. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Jabhat al-Nusra, IS clash in Daraa". Al Monitor. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Syria rebels unite and launch new revolt, against jihadists". AFP. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Al Qaeda seizes territory from moderate Syrian group". Reuters. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "New Syria rebel alliance declares war on Al Qaida". AFP. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Reinforcements rush to Aleppo as battles rage". The Daily Star. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Syria: New Rebel Alliance to Rival Islamists". Arutz Sheva. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "FSA, Islamist factions pledge to reconcile". The Daily Star. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "Syrian rebels try to agree peace talks stance in Turkey". Reuters. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "After ISIL, Jabhat al-Nusra announces Islamic Emirate in Syria". ARA News. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  18. ^ . SOHR. 29 October 2014 https://www.facebook.com/syriahroe?fref=nf. Retrieved 30 October 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ Al Qaeda group seizes bastion of Western-backed rebels in Syria's Idlib region
  20. ^ "AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria". AP. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "Video shows Syrian rebels may have U.S.-made antitank missiles". Los Angeles Times. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "The Moderate Rebels: A Complete and Growing List of Vetted Groups". 21 October 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Harakat Hazm: America’s new favorite jihadist group". Al Akhbar. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 

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