Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi

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Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi
Years of service 1989–2016
Rank Colonel
Unit Mechanized Infantry
Liwa al-Tawhid
Commands held Aleppo Revolutionary Military Council

Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi (also spelled al-Aqidi) is a commander of and spokesman for the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo. A former colonel in the Syrian Arab Army, he defected in early 2012.[1][2][3][4][5][6] On 3 November 2013, he announced his resignation from the Aleppo Revolutionary Military Council due to disunity among the rebels and constant retreats from battles, including the Aleppo offensive (October–December 2013).[7][8]


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  7. ^ Leith Fadel (3 November 2013). "Syrian top rebel commander announces resignation". The Daily Star. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Ruth Sherlock (4 November 2013). "Syria rebel quits after battlefield defeat". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2016.