Falcons of al-Ghab

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Union of Falcons of al-Ghab
مجموعة صقور الغاب
Tajammu Suqour al-Ghab
Participant in the Syrian civil war
ActiveFebruary 2012—24 October 2015 (dissolved)[1]
Leaders
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jamil Radoun [1]
  • Major Muhammad Mansour[2]
HeadquartersQalaat al-Madiq[1]
Area of operations
Size2,000
Part ofFree Syrian Army
Originated asFalcons of al-Ghab Battalion
BecameArmy of Victory
Opponent(s)Syrian Armed Forces
Battles and war(s)Syrian Civil War
Websitehttps://twitter.com/skoralghab

The Union of Falcons of al-Ghab (مجموعة صقور الغاب; Tajammu Suqour al-Ghab) was a Syrian rebel group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army that was formed in the early stage of the Syrian Civil War in February 2012. It was initially part of the Hama Military Council and mainly operated in the al-Ghab Plain in the western Hama Governorate. The group received BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles as it was part of the Supreme Military Council.[1]

History[edit]

The group played an important role in the capture of the al-Ghab region and was also involved in the 2014 Hama offensive in northern Hama.[1]

On 3 August 2015 the group along with 14 other FSA factions in northern Hama formed Jaysh al-Nasr, or the Army of Victory operations room, in order to support offensives led by the Army of Conquest.[4] In the same month the group's commander, Lieutenant Colonel Jamil Radoun, was assassinated by a car bomb in Antakya, Turkey.[1] The group reportedly had an "antagonistic relationship" with al-Qaeda's al-Nusra Front before Radoun's assassination.[2]

On 24 October, the Falcons of al-Bab was fully integrated into the Army of Victory, turning it from an operations room to a united group.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "THE MODERATE REBELS: A GROWING LIST OF VETTED GROUPS FIELDING BGM-71 TOW ANTI-TANK GUIDED MISSILES". Hasan Mustafas. 5 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b Nicholas A. Heras (2 March 2017). "Commanding the Jaysh al-Nasr Coalition: A Review of the Ascendancy of Major Muhammad Mansour". Jamestown Foundation.
  3. ^ "Fatah Halab". archicivilians. Archived from the original on 2015-06-19.
  4. ^ "New Hama rebel coalition takes fight to regime". Now News. 5 August 2015.