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 (2016)

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 Rojava Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and allies Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and allies
Syria Ba'athist Syrian forces

Syria Police forces

Allied armed groups:

Hezbollah[82]

 Iran[85][86][87]

 Russia[95]

Popular Mobilization Forces-affiliated militias

Armament support:


 Iraq (limited airstrikes on ISIL in eastern Syria, 2017)

Syrian opposition Syrian opposition affiliated rebel groups

Syrian oppositionTurkey Police forces

Allied armed groups:

Joint operations rooms:[151]

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)


 Israel (limited airstrikes on SAA and Hezbollah in southwestern Syria)


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[275][276][277][278][279][280]
(against ISIL)

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Military situation in the Syrian Civil War as of August 18, 2017.
  Controlled by Ba'athist Syria
  Controlled by North Syria Federation (SDF)
  Controlled by the Islamic State (ISIL)
  Controlled by Tahrir al-Sham (al-Nusra)
  Controlled by Syrian opposition and TFSA

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


Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

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