List of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War

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Illustration of the main factions involved in the Syrian Civil War and their affiliations

A number of armed groups have involved themselves in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Opposing forces[edit]

Syria Syrian Arab Republic
and allies
Syrian opposition Syrian opposition and allies Seal of MSD.png Syrian Democratic Council
Rojava Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria and allies
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and allies
Syria Syrian government forces

Syria Police forces

Allied armed groups:

InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah[50]

  • Syrian Hezbollah units
    • Liwa al-Imam al-Mahdi[51]
    • National Ideological Resistance[52][53]
    • Imam Hujja Regiment[54]
    • Al-Ghalibun[55]
    • Al-Ridha Forces[56]
    • Saryat al-Shaheed Abu Yasir[57]
    • Saryat al-'Ishq[57]
    • Kashafat al-Wilaya
      • Imam Mahdi Scouts[57]
      • Fatima al-Zahara Regiment[57]
  • Radwan Forces[58]
  • Unit 910[59]

 Iran[60][61][62]

 Russia[70]

Popular Mobilization Forces-affiliated militias

Armament support:


 Iraq (limited airstrikes on ISIL in eastern Syria)

Syrian opposition Syrian opposition affiliated rebel groups

Syrian oppositionTurkey Police forces

Allied armed groups:

Joint operations rooms:[123]

Armament support:


Seal of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.svg CJTF-OIR (against ISIL)

 Turkey (against ISIL and SDF)

 Russia (only in support of Turkey against ISIL, until 2017)


Salafi Jihadist groups

Support:

Syrian Democratic Forces

Rojava Police forces

Rojava Civilian defence units

Allied armed groups:

Iraqi Kurdistan

Military councils:

Armament support:


Seal of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.svg CJTF-OIR (against ISIL)


 Russia[231][232][233][234][235][236]
(against ISIL and some Syrian rebel groups, until 2017)

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Military situation in the Syrian Civil War as of January 2017.
  Controlled by Ba'athist Syrian forces
  Controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces (Rojava)
  Controlled by ISIL
  Controlled by Tahrir al-Sham (al-Nusra)
  Controlled by Syrian opposition forces

(For a more detailed map, see Cities and towns during the Syrian Civil War)


Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

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