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Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi

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Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi
Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi during an interview with the Syrian Free Press
Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi in 2012
Years of service1989–2011
UnitMechanized Infantry
Commands heldAleppo Revolutionary Military Council

Abdul Jabbar al-Oqaidi (Arabic: عبد الجبار العكيدي, romanizedʿAbd al-Jabbār al-ʿUkaydī) (also spelled al-Aqidi or al-Okaidi) is a former commander 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] 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).[6]


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  2. ^ "Aleppo clashes continue as opposition demands UN meet". Al Akhbar. 29 July 2012. Archived from the original on 25 October 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  3. ^ "162 Dead in Syria as Army Claims Control of Aleppo Rebel Bastion". Naharnet. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Syrian rebel commander says Aleppo to be liberated 'within days'". Haaretz. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Battle to 'liberate' Aleppo has begun: defecting rebels". The China Post. 23 July 2012. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  6. ^ Ruth Sherlock (4 November 2013). "Syria rebel quits after battlefield defeat". The Telegraph. Retrieved 31 July 2016.