Ansar al-Sharia (Syria)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ansar al-Sharia
أنصار الشريعة
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Active2 July 2015[1]–Late 2015/early 2016 (defunct)
IdeologySunni Islamism
Area of operationsAleppo Governorate, Syria
AlliesFatah Halab[2]
Opponent(s)Syrian Armed Forces

Syrian Democratic Forces[2]

Battles and war(s)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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rebel and Islamist groups form (another) op room "Ansar Al-Shariah" to take Aleppo city and its countryside". Reddit. 2 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Peto Lucem". Twitter.
  3. ^ "Syria military resists major rebel assault in Aleppo". BBC News. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b Cafarella & Casagrande 2015, p. 3.
  5. ^ Cafarella & Casagrande 2015, pp. 14 f.
  6. ^
  7. ^


External links[edit]