Unified Military Command of Eastern Ghouta

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Unified Military Command of Eastern Ghouta
القيادة العسكرية الموحدة في الغوطة الشرقية
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Flag of the Unified Military Command of Eastern Ghouta.svg
Active 27 August 2014[1] – 25 December 2015
Groups
Leaders Zahran Alloush  (27 September 2014 - 25 December 2015)
Essam al-Buwaydhani (25 December 2015)
Area of operations Eastern Ghouta
Opponents

Syrian Armed Forces

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles and wars

Syrian Civil War

The Unified Military Command of Eastern Ghouta is an operations room of Syrian rebel factions that operated in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.[3]

After the death of Zahran Alloush in late 2015, there were conflicts between Jaysh al-Islam and other members of the command, along with associated groups such as Al-Nusra Front and their operations room Jaish Al-Fustat. Ahrar ash-Sham has remained neutral.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

On 24 May 2016, leaders of Jaysh al-Islam & al-Rahman Legion met to sign a peace deal to end hostilities.[11]

Since the death of Zahran Alloush and the appointment of Essam al-Buwaydhani the operations room has become largely defunct.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key rebel groups form joint military command in Eastern Ghouta". Zaman Alwsl. 27 August 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Albin Szakola (19 February 2016). "Damascus rebels merge amid Jaysh al-Islam "intimidation"". 
  3. ^ a b "The wars of the Eastern Ghouta grind on". The Daily Star. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2015. (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Is Jabhat al-Nusra behind Ghouta demonstrations? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East". Al-Monitor. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Aron Lund. "After Zahran: Rising Tension in the East Ghouta". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rebel allies fight each other in east Damascus: monitor". 1 March 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Leith Fadel (19 April 2016). "Rebel forces fight one another in rural Damascus". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Albin Szakola (30 March 2016). "Rebel heavyweights clash outside Damascus". Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Elijah J. Magnier". Twitter. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Aron Lund. "Showdown in East Ghouta". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
  11. ^ https://twitter.com/Charles_Lister/status/735201731726835713