|Participant in the Syrian Civil War|
Official logo of the Tawhid Brigade
|Active||18 July 2012 – present|
|Leaders||Abdul Qader Saleh †
(Top Commander July 2012–November 2013)
Adnan Bakkour †
(Top Commander November 2013–January 2014)
Mohammed Hamadeen 
(Ahrar al-Shamal Brigade)
Yusef al-Jader †
(Senior commander in Aleppo)
Yussef Al-Abbas †
Abdelaziz Salameh (WIA)
(Senior commander in Aleppo)
|Aleppo Governorate, Homs Governorate|
|Strength||10,000 (own claim) (Nov 2012)
11,000 (Oct 2013)
|Part of||Islamic Front|
|Originated as||Ahrar al-Shamal Brigade
Fursan al-Jabal Brigade
Daret Izza Brigade
|Allies|| Al-Nusra Front
|Opponents|| Syrian Armed Forces
Popular Protection Units
Ghuraba al-Sham 
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Liwa al-Tawhid, or the al-Tawhid Brigade (Arabic: كتائب التوحيد, English: Unity Brigade) is a unit of the Syrian Islamic Liberation Front which was involved in the Battle of Aleppo. The brigade was formed in order to coordinate the battle for Aleppo and was originally composed of three subunits: the Fursan al-Jabal Brigade, the Daret Izza Brigade and the Ahrar al-Shamal Brigade. According to international news agencies like Reuters, or newspapers like Al-Ahram or As-Safir, al-Tawhid is a Qatari-backed brigade which had ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.
The largest subunit of the Tawhid Brigade, the Ahrar al-Shamal Brigade, is present in the Kilis Corridor and has taken over the leadership of several subunits in al-Bab to the east of Aleppo. The second subunit, the Fursan al-Jabal Brigade, operates in the southwest of the Aleppo Governorate near the border with the Idlib Governorate and the city of Atreb. The third subunit, the Daret Izza Brigade, operates most likely in the western part of the city of Aleppo. Around June 2013 the Tawhid Brigade was reorganised into nearly 30 sub-factions.
In November 2012, the Tawhid Brigade announced their support for the Syrian National Coalition but called for greater representation in the coalition. The brigade's leadership called for a "a civil state where the basis of legislation is the Islamic faith, with consideration for all the [minority] groups of Syria". They thereby implicitly rejected an earlier statement they had made, with other local factions, which had called for an Islamic state in Syria and denouncing the Syrian National Coalition.
In 14 November 2013, a Syrian Air Force airstrike bombarded an army base held by Al Tawhid brigade in Aleppo killing a commander by the name of Youssef al-Abbas also injuring two others including Abdelqader Saleh Al Tawhid's head commander. Saleh subsequently died of his wounds in a Turkish hospital.
- Syria air strike hits Islamist brigade leadership Al Ahram (AFP), 15 November 2013
- Top Syrian rebel commander dies from wounds (Reuters), 18 November 2013
- Al-Qaeda fighters kill Syrian rebel leaders Al-Jazeera, 2 February 2014
- Bolling 2012, p. 4.
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- "Leading Syrian rebel groups form new Islamic Front". BBC. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
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- Bolling 2012, p. 4-5.
- Syrian air raid kills rebel commander in Aleppo: activists Reuters, 14 November 2013
- Bolling 2012, p. 5.
- Lund, Aron (2013-08-27). "The Non-State Militant Landscape in Syria". CTC Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
- Lund, Aron (4 December 2012). "Aleppo and the Battle for the Syrian Revolution’s Soul". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 3 June 2013.
- "انضمام لواء التوحيد لجبهة تحرير سوريا الاسلامية". Official Website (in Arabic)
- "Tawhid Brigade in Aleppo sends support units to al-Qusayr Anadolu Agency". Aa.com.tr. Retrieved 2013-11-22.
- Syrian air raid kills rebel commander in Aleppo: activists
- Top Syrian rebel commander dies from wounds
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- Tawhid Brigades Official Website (Arabic)[dead link]
- Al-Tawhid Brigade on Facebook (Arabic)[dead link]
- Al-Tawhid Brigade on Twitter (Arabic)