Jaysh al-Izza (Arabic: جيش العزة Jaysh al-‘Izza, Army of Glory), formerly the Union of Glory (Arabic: تجمع العزة ،-Tajamu‘ al-‘Izza), is a Syrian rebel group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army active in northwestern Syria, mainly in the al-Ghab Plain in northern Hama and its surroundings. The group have been supplied with anti-tank missiles by the United States, including 9K111 Fagots, BGM-71 TOWs, 9K38 Iglas and Mistrals.
On 30 September 2015, the first day of the Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War, 2 Russian bombs with 8-10 submunitions struck the group's headquarters and arm depots in a cave in the village of Al-Lataminah in northern Hama.
In September 2018, though originally accepting the 2018 Idlib demilitarization brokered by Russia and Turkey, with the group's leadership even thanking Turkish President Recep Erdogan for the agreement, the group later shifted its position to opposing the agreement after it was revealed that Syrian Governmental and other Pro-Assad forces would not be required to withdraw from the DMZ and that it would run entirely in opposition held areas.
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- "After military operation for it, violent attack by Horas Al-Din and Ansar Al-Tawheed and Jaysh Al-Izza in northern Hama and heavy aerial and ground shelling target the area". Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 26 April 2018.[better source needed]
- "US arms shipment to Syrian rebels detailed". IHS Jane's 360. 8 April 2016.
- "Russia says IS not the only target in Syria". The New Arab. 1 October 2015.
- "Syrian rebels destroy helicopter in Hama offensive-monitor, rebels". Reuters. 2 September 2016.
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