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]
Leaders Jamal Maarouf[1]
Area of
operations
Syria
Strength 10,000-15,000[2]
Allies Islamic Front[3]
Army of Mujahedeen[4]
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[4]
Battles
and wars

Syrian civil war

The Syria Revolutionaries Front is an alliance formed in December 2013 by 14 Free Syrian Army (FSA) brigades as a response to the Islamist Islamic Front merger.[5] 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.[6] The coalition is spearheaded by Jamal Maarouf, head of the Syria Martyrs Brigade, a member of the SRF based in Jabal al-Zawiya, Idlib.[7] The group has supported the Geneva II Middle East peace conference that is aimed at resolving the Syrian civil war.[7]

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[8]

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. ^ "Al Qaida rebels leave mass grave behind as they desert base in Syria". McClatchy. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "New Syria rebel alliance declares war on Al Qaida". AFP. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Syria rebels unite and launch new revolt, against jihadists". AFP. 4 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Syria: New Rebel Alliance to Rival Islamists". Arutz Sheva. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "FSA, Islamist factions pledge to reconcile". The Daily Star. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Syrian rebels try to agree peace talks stance in Turkey". Reuters. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Lund, Aron (13 December 2013). "The Syria Revolutionaries’ Front". Carnegie Middle East Center. Retrieved 16 December 2013.