|Participant in Syrian civil war|
Syrian Resistance logo
|Active||2011 - present|
|Leaders||Mihraç Ural (Ali Kayali)|
|Latakia Governorate, Jisr al-Shughur District, Ariha District, Azaz District, Homs District, Syria
|Allies||Syrian Armed Forces|
|Opponents|| Free Syrian Army
The Syrian Resistance (Muqāwamat al-Sūriyah Arabic: المقاومة السورية} or TSR, formerly known as the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Sanjak of Alexandretta, is a pro-government Syrian Communist Foco operating in Northwest Syria. The Syrian Resistance’s ideology is ostensibly Marxist-Leninist, with particular reverence accorded to the symbol of communist resistance, Che Guevara. The concept of Syrian nationalism also features heavily in TSR’s public discourse and rhetoric.
The movement is led by Mihraç Ural, a Turkish Alawite who has Syrian citizenship. He's also known as Ali Kayali, and was formerly[when?] once a member of the Turkish THKP/C which later became theDHKP/C .
The Syrian Resistance has been accused[by whom?] as being a sectarian Alawite militia, and of having carried out bombings in Turkey and attacks on villages in Syria. Sheikh Muwaffaq al-Ghazal, a member of the Islamic Alawi Council, claims it has an inclusive national line.
- Lund, Aron (23 July 2013). "Gangs of Latakia: The Militiafication of the Assad Regime". Syria Comment. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Al-Tamimi. "A Case Study of "The Syrian Resistance," a Pro-Assad Militia Force". Syria Comment. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
- Albayrak, Aydin. "Mihraç Ural, a man with a long history of terrorism". Today's Zaman. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
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