List of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War

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

Generic list[edit]

Overall conflict (2011–present)[edit]

Syria Syrian Arab Republic and allies Syria Syrian Opposition
al-Qaeda network
and allies
Rojava Kurdish self-administration
and allies
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and allies
Syria Syrian government forces

Allied armed groups:

InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah[29]


Armament support:

Non-lethal support:

Syria Syrian opposition

Allied armed groups:

Joint operations rooms:

Armament support:

Non-lethal support:

Rojava Kurdish Supreme Committee

Allied armed groups:

Iraqi Kurdistan

Syriac Union Party

Armament support:

Intervention airstrikes:

Non-lethal support:

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

See: Syrian opposition–ISIL Conflict

Current military situation in the Syrian Civil War.
  Controlled by Syrian Government forces
  Controlled by Kurdish forces (Rojava)
  Controlled by al-Nusra Front
  Controlled by Syrian opposition forces

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



Lebanon (2011–present)[edit]

Syria Allies of the Syrian government al-Qaeda network
Syria Syrian National Council
and allies
Syria Arab Democratic Party[14]

Syrian Social Nationalist Party[157]

Al-Nusra Front

Fatah al-Islam
Jund al-Sham
Syria Free Syrian Army
Abdullah Azzam Brigade
Supported by:
Future Movement


Lebanese Communist Party[158]

Turkey (2012–present)[edit]

Syria Syrian government Turkey Turkish government
 Syria  Turkey

Israel (2012-present)[edit]

Syria Syrian government
and allies
al-Qaeda network
Syria Syrian National Council


Al-Nusra Front

Syria Free Syrian Army

Badge of the Israel Defense Forces.svg Israel Defense Forces

Jordan (2012-present)[edit]

 Jordan Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
 Jordan Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Iraq (2013–present)[edit]

Syria Syrian government
and allies
al-Qaeda network


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Al-Nusra Front
Iraq Free Iraqi Army

Detailed list[edit]

Syrian government and allies[edit]

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
Syrian Armed Forces Bashar al-Assad March 2011 Approximately 178,000(army without air and naval forces)[159] Government's primary military force. Ba'athism
National Defense Force Bashar al-Assad 2013[160] 80,000[161] Government counter-insurgency force. Secularism
Syrian Resistance Mihraç Ural 2011 2,000 Pro-government Marxist militia. Socialism
Ba'ath Brigades Bashar al-Assad 2012 7,000[162] Pro-government counter-insurgency militia. Ba'athism
Arab Nationalist Guard 2013 1,000+[163] Pan-Arabic group from various Arab Countries. Secularism
Shia Militias:
Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah 2012[160] 2,000[164] Militant group based in Lebanon, designated by the US as a terrorist group. Shia Islamism
Liwa Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas Abu Ajeeb 2012 10,000[8] Shia Syrian militant group formed due to desecration of shrines, heritage sites and place of worship by the rebels. It is Active around Damascus. Shia Islamism
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq Akram al-Kaabi 2012 An offshoot of Iraqi Shia insurgent group. It is active around Aleppo. Shia Islamism
Kata'ib Hezbollah 2012 An Iraqi Shia militia Shia Islamism
Badr Organization 2012 An Iraqi Shia militia Shia Islamism
Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada 2013 An Iraqi Shia militia Shia Islamism

Syrian Opposition and allies[edit]

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
Free Syrian Army Abdul-Ilah al-Bashir July 2011 40,000[165] Main opposition group. Initially an umbrella term for defected Syrian soldiers, later became more organized. Secularism
Sunni Militias:
Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union Muhammad Abu al-Fatih December 2013 15,000[166] Merger of Damascus area rebel groups[166] Sunni Islamism
Sham Legion Mondher Saras[73] 10 March 2014[73] Alliance of 19 different groups[167] Islamic democracy[73]
Authenticity and Development Front Khalid al-Hammad November 2012 13,000[168] Sunni Islamism
Army of Mujahedeen January 2014[169] ≈5,000[170] Coalition of Aleppo area Islamist rebels formed to fight ISIL. Sunni Islamism[171]

Al-Qaeda network[edit]

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
Al-Nusra Front Abu Mohammad al-Golani[172] January 2012 7,000[173]–15,000[174] Designated by the US as a terrorist group. Pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda. Salafist jihadism
Islamic fundamentalism
Jabhat Ansar al-Din[118] 25 July 2014[118] Alliance of independent jihadist groups[118][175]

Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant[edit]

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi April 2013 80,000 (up to 50,000 in Syria and 30,000 in Iraq)[176][177] Formerly Al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq, it has declared itself a Caliphate and is now in conflict with most other rebel groups, the Assad government and Kurdish militias. Designated or called a terrorist group by the United Nations Security Council, the US and other states. Salafist Jihadism

Syrian Kurdistan and allies[edit]

Name Leader Involved since Strength Description Ideology
People's Protection Units (YPG) /
Women's Protection Units (YPJ)
Sipan Hemo 2012 15,000[178]–40,000[179] YPG and YPJ are the armed forces of the People’s Council of West Kurdistan (MGRK), which is dominated by the Democratic Union Party (PYD). While the PYD wants it to be the armed forces of all Kurdish Supreme Committee, the Kurdish National Council (ENKS) member parties prefer their own parties' militias. Socialism,
Kurdish autonomy[180]
Jabhat al-Akrad Hajji Ahmed Kurdi 2012 7,000[181] Ex-Free Syrian Army brigade, close to YPG Pro-Kurdish rights
Anti-Assad government
Kurdish National Council (KNC) Feysel Yusuf 2012 1,500[134]
Note: Figure claimed by the leader of one minor party within the bloc, but no known participation in any conflict.
Opposition alliance of smaller Kurdish parties within the Supreme Committee
Note: Largely dominated by the KDP-S, which also formed a separate caucus called the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union. Most members are politically tied to either the KDP or the PUK in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Kurdish nationalism
Kurdish autonomy
Liberal democracy



  • Groups that are part of multiple coalitions or sub-groups are listed twice, although their subsequent sub-groups will not necessarily be repeated.
  • This section aims to include all sub-groups involved in the Syrian Civil War. It is incomplete.

Rebel coalitions[edit]

Active nationwide coalitions[edit]

Syria Free Syrian Army
Syria Farouq Brigades

Syria Syria Revolutionaries Front[182]

Syrian Turkmen Brigades[185]

  • Aleppo Turkmen Brigade
  • Turkmen Mountain Brigade
  • Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror Brigade
  • Yıldırım Beyazıt Brigade
  • Enver-ül Hak Brigade
  • Zahir Baybars Brigade
  • Homs Alparslan Brigade
  • Damascus Imam al-Zahabi Brigade
  • Shukur-ül Türkmen Brigade
  • Nurettin Zengi Brigade

Syria Ghuraba al-Sham[186]
Syria National Unity Brigades[168][187]

  • Syria Abdel Rahman al-Shabandar Brigade
  • Syria Martyrs of the Syrian Revolution Brigade
  • Syria Joul Jamal Brigade
  • Syria Martyrs of Badama Brigade
  • Syria Martyrs of the Wastani Mountains Brigade
  • Syria Ahmad Maryoud Brigade
  • Syria Youssef Al-Admeh Brigade
  • Syria Tamer Al-Awam Brigade

Syria Ammar bin Yassir Battalion (Idlib province)[188]
Syria Hamzah Al-Khateeb Battalion (Idlib city)
Syria Al-Furqan Battalion (Idlib province)[189]
Syria Harmoush Battalion (Idlib province)[190]
Syria Martyrs Ma'arat Nu'man Battalion (Idlib province)[191]
Syria Shield of Islam Battalion (Idlib province)[192]
Syria Salaheddine Al-Ayoubi Battalion (Jisr ash-Shugur)
Syria Qashoush Battalion (Hama city)[193]
Syria Aboul Fidaa Battalion (Hama province)
Syria Hizb ut-Tahrir

  • Syria Saad Bin Moaz Battalion (Hama province)
    • Syria al-Nasser Brigades
    • Syria Ziaab al-Ghab Brigade

Syria Liwa Ahrar Souriya [168]
Syria Moawiyah Bin Abi Sufian (Damascus city)
Syria Houriyeh Battalion (Aleppo city)
Syria Ababeel Battalion (Aleppo province)
Syria Lions of Shahba Battalion (Aleppo province)[194]
Syria Saad Allah Al-Jabiri Battalion (Aleppo province)[195]
Syria Omari Battalion (Daraa/Hauran)
Syria Qassam Battalion (Jableh)
Syria Suqur Battalion (Latakia)
Syria Samer Nunu Battalion (Baniyas)
Syria Mishaal Tammo Battalion (Qamishli)
Syria Odai Al-Tayi Battalion (Hasakah)
Syria Omar Ibn al-Khattab Battalion (Deir ez-Zor city)[196]
Syria Moaz Al-Raqad Battalion (Deir ez-Zor province)

Syria Allahu Akbar Battalion (Abu Kamal)
Syria Dawn of Freedom Battalion (Homs province)
Syria Bakkour Battalion (Homs province)[197]
Syria Ramy Al-Sayeed Battalion (Homs province)[198]

  • Syria Rijal al-Umma Brigade (Homs province)

Syria Tel Kalakh Martyrs' Battalion (Homs province)

  • Syria Shuhada al-Badiya Brigade (Homs province)
  • Syria al-Karama Brigade (Homs province)

Syria Ahmad Nayif al-Sukhni Battalion (Ar-Raqqah)
Syria Abu Obeidah bin al-Jarrah Battalion (Damascus province)
Syria Souqour Dimashq Battalion (Damascus city)

Syria Jesus Christ Brigade[201]

  • Syria Ansar Allah (God's Supporters) Battalion
  • Syria Saint George Battalion (all-Christian)

Syria Saint George Battalion[202]
Syria Ansar Brigade
Syria 19th Division
Syria Northern Storm Brigade
Syria Ahrar al-Jazeera[130]
Syria Tahrir Souriya Brigade
Syria Liwa Abd Aziz Brigade
Syria Jeish Mohammad Brigade[203]
Syria Hazzm Movement[204]
Syria Liwa Thuwwar al-Raqqa[205][206]
Syria Euphrates Islamic Liberation Front[207]

Syria Jihad in the Path of God Brigade[56]
Syria Dawn of Freedom Brigades[209]

Battalion of the Free Men of Hadr (Quneitra) [210]
Sultan Pasha Al-Atrash Battalion (As-Suwayda) [211]
Syria Free Alawite Front [212]
Syria Al-Tawhid Brigade (Eastern branch)
Syria Jarabulus Brigade
Syria Raqqa Guardians Rebels
Syria Al-Qassas Army[213]
Syria Southern Front

Syria Jaysh al-Ummah

Syria United Sham Front

  • Damascus Martyrs’ Brigade
  • Lions of Al-Rahman Brigade[219]

Syria Southern Command

  • Division 70
  • Infantry Brigade 71
  • Brigade Corps 72
  • Infantry Brigade 73
  • Division 90
  • Brigade 91
  • Brigade 92
  • Brigade 93
  • Brigade 94
  • Brigade 95
  • Tank Battalion 911
  • Sapper Battalion 50
  • Brigade 51
  • Brigade 52
  • Brigade 53
  • "Knights of Sharia" Battalion
  • "Horan" Commando Battalion
  • Martyrs Brigade of Nawa
  • The Banner of the Liberation of Nawa
  • Omar Mukhtar Brigade
  • Supporters of the Rightfulness Brigade
  • Abdullah Hourani Brigade
  • Special Brigade of South Farouk
  • Assault Brigade Horan
  • Homs Walid Brigade
  • Infantry Brigade 305
  • Special Tasks Battalion[220]

First Army

Hawks of the South

Former members
Suqour al-Sham Brigade defected to the Islamic Front[223]
Liwaa al-Umma defected to the Muhajirin wa-Ansar Alliance[123]
Syria Division 19 joined the Army of Mujahedeen, although it never fully defected.
Syria Jabhat al-Akrad was expelled after having connections to the PKK. It has allied itself with the People's Protection Units and has cooperated with the Free Syrian Army.
Syria Jaysh al-Ummah left the rebels and defected to the government.

Islamic Front

Al-Tawhid Brigade
Ahrar ash-Sham
Jaysh al-Islam (Damascus)
Ansar al-Sham (Lattakia)
Liwa al-Haqq (absorbed into Ahrar ash-Sham)
Suqour al-Sham (Idlib) (absorbed into Ahrar ash-Sham)
Kurdish Islamic Front (absorbed into Ahrar ash-Sham)

Muhajirin wa-Ansar Alliance[123][204]
Jund al-Aqsa

Liwaa al-Umma
Liwa al-Haqq
Omar Brigade

Syria Authenticity and Development Front
Syria Southern Front
  • Syria Battalion for the People of Damascus
  • Syria Saarim Battalion
  • Syria Muawiyah Battalion
  • Syria The Zamalka Martyrs Brigade
  • Syria Originality Battalion
  • Syria Imam Bukhari Battalion

Syria Northern Front

  • Syria Impacting People Brigade
  • Syria Criterion Brigades
    • Syria Free Izzat Circuit Brigade
    • Syria Right Jund
  • Syria Armour Brigade of the Nation
  • Syria Right Brigade
  • Syria Alababil Brigade
  • Syria Banner of Freedom
  • Syria Black Brigade of War
  • Syria Battalion of the Martyr Ismail Al-Abdullah

Syria Western Front

  • Syria First Brigade
  • Syria Brigade of the Martyr Hamza al-Khatib
  • Syria Brigade of the Martyr Riyad Abdeen

Syria Central Front

  • Syria I Corps
  • Syria People Brigades
  • Syria Miqdad ibn al-Aswad Battalion
  • Syria Short Brigade
  • Syria Ancestors Battalion
  • Syria Sincerity Brigade

Syria Eastern Front

  • Syria Promise of Victory Brigade
  • Syria Impact on People Brigade
  • Syria Black Tawhid Year Brigade
  • Syria Stationed Brigades
  • Syria Hudhaifah bin al-Yaman Battalion
  • Syria Muawiyah Battalion
  • Syria Impact on People Battalion
  • Syria Hawks of the Year Brigade
  • Syria Ahl al-Athar Brigade
  • Syria Hamza Brigade[224][225]

Syria Nour al Din al Zengi Battalion[226]

  • Syria Allahu Akhbar Brigades[208]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[227]

Former members
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar[228] withdrew due to preexisting oath to the Caucasus Emirate.[229]
Jund al-Aqsa withdrew and joined the Muhajirin wa-Ansar Alliance.[123]

Syria Free Syrian Union[230]
Syria Division 77 (Northern Region)

Syria Third Division (Qalamoun)
Syria Lightning Victory Brigade (Rural Idlib, Hama)
Syria 90th Brigade (West Damascus)
Syria Dawn Brigade(Gota Bank)
Syria Saif al-Sham Brigade (Gota Bank)
Syria Umayyad Brigade (Damascus region)
Syria Badia Martyrs Brigade (Idlib)
Syria Peace in the Levant Brigade (Idlib)
Syria Soldiers Rahman Brigade (Idlib and Abu Aldhor)
Syria Flag Brigade (Abou Aldhor)
Syria The Banner of Jesus Christ (Damascus)
Syria Omar Mukhtar Brigade (Idlib countryside)
Syria Beloved Prophet Brigade
Syria Billah Brigade (Idlib)
Syria Abu Bakr Brigade (Aleppo)
Syria Hussein Harmoush Brigade (Lattakia)
Syria Sincere Promise Brigade (Lattakia)
Syria The Martyrs of Islam and the Al-Sham Brigade (Aleppo and Homs)
Syria Unity and Liberaton Front (including al-Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor brigades)
Syria Muawiyah Brigade (Rastan)
Syria Martyrs of Islam Brigade (Qalamoun)
Syria Hamzah Brigade (Barada Valley)
Syria Martyrs of Dignity Brigade (Barada Valley)
Syria Martyr Samir Aldhak Brigade (Rastan)
Syria Eagles Brigade
Syria بيارق Islam Brigade
Syria Saifullah Maslool Brigade
Syria Dawn of the Mujahideen Brigade
Syria Hittin Brigade
Syria Flag Brigade(Khanasser)
Syria Soldiers Rahman Brigade (Aleppo countryside)
Syria Martyr Mazen Brigade
Syria Martyrs Secretariat Brigade (Hama)
Syria Martyrs Dignity Brigade (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria Victory in God Brigade(Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria 533 Commando Brigade (Hama Northern)
Syria 633 Infantry Brigade (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria Caliph Brigade (Ma'arrat Nu'man)
Syria Hawks Mountain Brigade (Mount Hhacbo)
Syria Pottery Hill Battalion (Aleppo countryside)
Syria Tasks Battalion (Damascus Madaya)
Syria Punishment Brigade (Qalamun)
Syria Rebels Brigade (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria 465 Martyrs Regiment (Khan Shaikhoun)
Syria Martyrs Brigade (Mount Hermon)
Syria The Banner of Free Rural Western Brigades
Syria Revolutionary Military Council (Damascus)

Army of Mujahedeen[231]

al-Noor Islamic Movement

Liwaa al-Islam

Syria Division 19 of the Free Syrian Army:

  • Syria Liwaa Amjad al-Islam
  • Syria Ansar Khilafah Brigade
  • Syria al-Quds Brigades
  • Syria Khan al-Assal Free Brigades
  • Syria al-Shuyukh Brigade
  • Syria Liwaa al-Mujahireen

Former members
Syria Nour al-Din al-Zanki Islamic Brigades[232]
Syria Liwaa al-Ansar[233]
Fastaqim Kama Umirt[234]

Syrian Revolutionary Command Council

Hazzm Movement
Syria Revolutionaries Front
Shields of the Revolution Council
101st Division
Jabhat Haqq al-Muqatala
Helpers Brigades[235]
Knights of Justice Brigade
13th Division
Falcons of al-Ghab[236]
Liwa al-Haqq
Suqour al-Sham
Jaysh al-Islam[235]
Ahrar ash-Sham[237]
Al-Tawhid Brigade[238] Army of Mujahedeen
Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union
Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki
Sham Legion[235]
al-Jabha al-Suriyya lil-Tahrir[236]
Authenticity and Development Front[238]
Fastaqim Kama Umirt[234]
Jabhat Ansar al-Islam[239]

Jabhat Ansar al-Din[240]

Green Battalion (absorbed into Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar)[241]
Harakat Sham al-Islam
Harakat Fajr ash-Sham al-Islamiya[118]

Euphrates Volcano[242]

Al-Tawhid Brigade
Liwa Thuwwar al-Raqqa
Northern Sun Battalion (affiliated with the Dawn of Freedom Brigades)
People's Protection Units

Jarabulus Brigade
Jabhat al-Akrad
Al-Qassas Army[243]
Jihad in the Path of God Brigade[244]

Active regional coalitions[edit]

Levant Front (only in Aleppo Governorate)
Islamic Front (Aleppo only)

Army of Mujahedeen
Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki
Fastaqim Kama Umirt
Authenticity and Development Front (Aleppo only)[234]
Hazzm Movement[245]

Ansar al-Sharia (only in Aleppo Governorate)
Al-Nusra Front

Jabhat Ansar al-Din
Harakat Mujahideen al-Islam
Ansar Khilafah Brigade
Ahrar ash-Sham
Kateebat al-Tawheed wa’l-Jihad
Al-Fawj al-Awal
Abu Amarah Battalions
Fajr al-Khilafah Battalions
Saraya al-Mee’ad
Kateebat al-Sahabah
Jund Allah
Sultan Murad Brigade[88]

Fatah Halab[87] (only in Aleppo Governorate)
Levant Front

Sham Legion
Fateh Brigade
Knights of Justice Brigade
Sultan Mohamed Fatih Brigade
Thuwar al-Sham Battalions
Ahrar ash-Sham
Jaysh al-Islam
Fastaqim Kama Umirt
Falcons of al-Ghab
al-Izzah Union
Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki
Army of Mujahedeen
al-Hurriyah Brigade
Saif Allah Brigade
Falcons of Mount Zawiya Brigade
Abu Amarah Battalions
Bayariq al-Islam Movement
Jaysh al-Sunna
16th Division
13th Division
Criterion Brigades
Authenticity and Development Front
Liwa al-Haqq
Shuhada Atarib Brigade
101st Division
Fajr al-Khilafah Battalions
Ansar Khalifah Brigade
Bayan Movement
Sultan Murad Brigade
al-Nukhbah Forces[87]

Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union [72] (only in Damascus Governorate)
al-Habib al-Mustafa Brigades

Sahaba Brigades
Shabab al-Huda Brigades
Amjad al-Islam Rally
Capital's Shield Brigade

Unified Military Command of Eastern Ghouta (only in Ghouta region)

Jaysh al-Islam
Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union
Ahrar ash-Sham (Damascus branch only)
Al-Habib al-Mustafa Brigade
al-Rahman Legion[82]

Army of Conquest (only in Idlib Governorate)

al-Nusra Front
Ahrar ash-Sham
Jund al-Aqsa
Liwa al-Haqq
Jaysh al-Sunna
Ajnad ash-Sham
Sham Legion[246]

Defunct coalitions[edit]

Mujahideen Shura Council (only in Deir ez-Zor Governorate)[247]

Al-Nusra Front
Jaysh al-Islam
Army of Ahl al-Sunni wal Jamaa
Authenticity and Development Front
Jabhat al-Jihad wal Bina
Bayareq al-Shaaitat
Liwa al-Qadisiya
Army of Maoata al-Islami
Army of al-Ikhlas
Liwa al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar

Ahl Al-Sham (only in Aleppo Governorate)[248]

Islamic Front
Al-Nusra Front
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar
Army of Mujahedeen

Aleppo Liberation (only in Aleppo Governorate)

16th Division
Jabhat Ansar al-Din
Sham Legion
Jabhat al-Nusra (Aleppo branch only)
Levant Front
Abu Amarah Battalions
Sultan Murad Brigade[249]

Jaysh al-Sham[204]
Liwa Suyuf al Haq

Liwa Ansar Allah
Liwa Suqour al Sharq
Liwa al Fuqara ila Allah
Liwa Fityati al Islam
Liwa Asood al Ghab
Liwa Nusoor al Islam
Former members
Liwa Dawood[250]

Syrian Islamic Front
Syrian Islamic Liberation Front
Suqour al-Sham Brigade
    • Fajr al-Islam
    • Souyouf al-Haqq Brigades
    • Daoud Brigades[252]
    • al-Kansaa Brigades
    • al-Mujahideen Brigades
    • al-Mohagren wal Ansar Brigades
    • Suqour al-Maraa Brigades
    • Suqour al-Sharq Brigades
    • Ansar Allah Brigades
    • Aby Hajar Brigades
    • al-Safwa Brigades
    • Horas al-Aqeda Brigades
    • Suqour al-Sona Brigades
    • Swoar ash-Amal Brigades
    • Atawhed Brigades
    • Asideeq Brigades
    • Suqour Halab Brigades[253]
  • Jaysh al-Islam
    • Islam Brigades
    • Islamic Army Brigades
    • The Army of Muslims Brigades
    • Sword of Truth Brigades
    • Signs of Victory Brigades
    • Conquest of Sham Brigades
    • Ghouta Shield Brigades
    • Siddiq Brigades
    • Tawheed Al-Islam Brigades
    • South of the Capital Brigades
    • Badr Brigades
    • Omar bin Abdulaziz Brigades
    • Tawheed Soldiers Brigades
    • Sword of Islam Brigades
    • Omar bin Khattab Brigades
    • Muath bin Jabal Brigades
    • Zubayir bin Al-Awam Brigades
    • Dhul Nurayin Brigades
    • Ansar Brigades
    • Hamzeh Brigades
    • Air Defense Brigades
    • Missile Defense Brigades
    • Tank Brigades
    • Military Direction Brigades
    • Dahir Bebers Brigades
    • Sword of Truth 2 Brigades
    • Gamloon Warriors Brigades
    • Slaves of the Merciful Brigades
    • Murabiteen Brigades
    • Bedouin Brigades
    • Sunnah Supporters Brigades
    • Ahul ul Bayt Brigades
    • Martyrs of Atarib Brigades
    • Coastal Defense Brigades
    • Ain Jalout Brigades
    • Tawheed Supporters Platoons
    • Mujahideen Platoons
    • Abu Dujana Falcons Platoons
    • Sunnah Platoons
    • Ansar Platoons
    • Bara’a bin Azab Platoons
  • Al-Tawhid Brigade
    • Fursan al-Jabal Brigade
    • Daret Izza Brigade
    • Kurdish Salaheddine Battalion[254][255]
  • Farouq Brigades
  • Ansar al-Islam Gathering Council
  • Liwa al-Fath, Battalion of Conquest, (Aleppo)[168]
  • Deir ez-Zor Revolutionary Council
  • Tajamo Ansar al-Islam
  • Amr Ibn al-Aas Brigade
    • Army of Mohammed
    • Hawks Brigades
    • Qamishli Kurds
  • al-Naser Salaheddin Brigade[257]
  • Liwa Dawud[258]
  • Hawks Sham brigades
  • Farouq Islamic Brigades
  • Banner of Islam
  • Unification Brigade
  • Deir ez-Zor Revolutionary Council
  • Furqan Brigade (Damascus)
  • Furqan Brigade (Al-Quneitra)
    • Hamza al-Ansar Brigade
  • Ahrar al-Shamal Brigades (Idlib, Hama)[259][260]
    • Andan Battalion
    • Mare Battalion
    • Huriyatan Battalion
    • Azaz Battalion
    • al-Bab Battalion
    • Tell Rifaat Battalion[252]
  • Ebad Idlib al-Rahman Brigades of Maarat al-Naaman[252]
  • Open Brigade (Aleppo)
  • Brigade of Homs (Homs)
  • Mohammed bin Abdullah Brigade (Homs)
  • Return of the Martyr Ahmed Battalion (Homs)
  • National Liberation Movement (Homs)
  • Household Brigade (Hama)
  • Brigades of God (Lattakia)
  • Izz ibn Abd al-Salam Brigades (Lattakia)
  • Council of Banias (Tartous)
  • Tartous Military Council (Tartous)[261]
  • Amr Ibn al-Aas Brigades
  • Fateh Brigades
  • Kurdish Suqour Brigades
  • Iman Brigades
  • Independence Gathering[252]

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