Kurdish Islamic Front

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Kurdish Islamic Front
Participant in the Syrian civil war
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Active ?–8 December 2014[1]
Ideology Salafism[2]
Leaders Abu Abdullah al-Kurdi[3]
Size Unknown
Part of Islamic Front (formerly)
Became Ahrar ash-Sham[1]
Allies Ahrar ash-Sham
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (formerly)[2]
Ahfad al-Rasul Brigade (formerly)
Al-Nusra Front (formerly)[4]
Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union (formerly)
Army of Mujahedeen (formerly)
Alwiya al-Furqan (formerly)
Sham Legion (formerly)
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
People's Protection Units[2]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[5]
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War

The Kurdish Islamic Front was a small armed Islamist insurgent group founded by Sunni Arab Islamists of Ahrar ash-Sham. It fought during the Syrian Civil War and was opposed to secular Syrian Kurdish groups, including those who want an independent Kurdish state.[6] Its spokesperson was Salaheddin al-Kurdi.[3] It merged into the Ahrar ash-Sham group in December 2014.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Islamist Mergers in Syria: Ahrar al-Sham Swallows Suqour al-Sham". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Sinjab, Lina (17 October 2013). "Syria crisis: Guide to armed and political opposition". BBC. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 5: The Kurds". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Syrian Kurds' struggle for autonomy threatens rebel effort to oust Assad". New York Times. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Freedom, Human Rights, Rule of Law: The Goals and Guiding Principles of the Islamic Front and Its Allies". Democratic Revolution, Syrian Style. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "A tapestry of war". Al-Ahram Weekly. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.