Ansar al-Sharia (Syria)

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Ansar al-Sharia
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Active 2 July 2015[1]–Late 2015/early 2016 (defunct)

Sunni Islamism

Headquarters Aleppo
Area of operations Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Allies Fatah Halab[2]

Syrian Armed Forces

Battles and wars

Syrian Civil War

Ansar al-Sharia (Arabic: أنصار الشريعة‎, lit. 'Partisans of Islamic Law') was a joint operations room of Sunni Islamist and Salafist rebel factions that operate in Aleppo, Syria. Its stated aim is seizing the city of Aleppo from the Syrian government in order to administer the city under Sharia law on the basis of a joint charter.[4]

In an October 2015 publication, the Washington D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War considered Ansar al-Sharia as one of the "powerbrokers" in Aleppo Governorate, being primarily "anti-regime" but not necessarily "anti-ISIS".[4]


As of October 2015, the following groups participate in the operations room:[5]

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