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 Islamic democracy
Secularism
Leaders Jamal Maarouf[1]
Area of
operations
Idlib Governorate, Syria[2]
Damascus, Syria[2]
Strength 10,000-15,000[3]
Part of SyrianNationalCoalitionOfficialLogo.svg National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces[4]
Syrian Revolutionary Command Council[5]
Allies Islamic Front
Al-Nusra Front (formerly)[6]
Army of Mujahedeen
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar[7]
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[8]
Battles
and wars

Syrian civil war

The Syria Revolutionaries Front (Arabic: جبهة ثوار سوريا‎, Jabhat Thowar Suriyya) is an alliance formed in December 2013 by 14 Free Syrian Army (FSA) brigades as a response to the Islamist Islamic Front merger.[11] The name of the group has also been translated as the Syrian Rebel Front.[1] Following various clashes, the Islamic Front and the Syrian Revolutionaries Front have agreed to reconcile.[12] The coalition is spearheaded by Jamal Maarouf, head of the Syria Martyrs Brigade, a member of the SRF based in Jabal al-Zawiya, Idlib.[13] The group has supported the Geneva II Middle East peace conference that is aimed at resolving the Syrian civil war.[13] 100 members of the coalition were killed by the Al-Nusra Front on 16 July 2014.[6]

Affiliated groups[edit]

  • Idlib Military Council
  • Syrian Martyrs' Brigade
  • Ahrar al-Zawia Brigades
  • Ansar Brigades
  • Coming Victory Brigades
  • Seventh Division
  • Ninth Division of Aleppo
  • Farouq al-Shamal Battalions
  • Ghab Wolves Brigade
  • Idlib Martyrs' Brigade
  • Ahrar al-Shamal Brigade
  • Riyad al-Salehin Battalions of Damascus
  • Farouq Battalions of Hama
  • Special Assignments Regiment of Damascus[2]
  • Omari Brigades[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FSA alliance pushes back against Islamic Front". The Daily Star. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Lund, Aron (13 December 2013). "The Syria Revolutionaries’ Front". Carnegie Middle East Center. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Al Qaida rebels leave mass grave behind as they desert base in Syria". McClatchy. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jihadists capturing southern Syria, local fighter warns". Times of Israel. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Translation: the Formation of the Syrian Revolutionary Command Council". Goha's Nail. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "After ISIL, Jabhat al-Nusra announces Islamic Emirate in Syria". ARA News. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Aleppo: Syria's Stalingrad?". National Interest. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Syria rebels unite and launch new revolt, against jihadists". AFP. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "New Syria rebel alliance declares war on Al Qaida". AFP. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Reinforcements rush to Aleppo as battles rage". The Daily Star. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  11. ^ "Syria: New Rebel Alliance to Rival Islamists". Arutz Sheva. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "FSA, Islamist factions pledge to reconcile". The Daily Star. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Syrian rebels try to agree peace talks stance in Turkey". Reuters. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Video shows Syrian rebels may have U.S.-made antitank missiles". Los Angeles Times. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.