1st Coastal Division

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1st Coastal Division
الفرقة الأولى الساحلية
Participant in the Syrian civil war
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Official logo of the 1st Coastal Division
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1st Coastal Division flag
Leaders Muhammad Haj Ali[1]
Area of operations Idlib Governorate
Latakia Governorate[1]
Part of Free Syrian Army[1]
Rad al-Mazalem[2][3][4][5]
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War

The 1st Coastal Division (formerly known as the Brigade of the Chargers)[6] is a Syrian rebel group that is affiliated with the Free Syrian Army and has been vetted by the Friends of Syria Group. It received TOW missiles and operates in the Idlib and northern Latakia governorates. The group received training and funding from Qatar. It is a former member of the Ahfad al-Rasul Brigade.[1]

History

The group participated in the Al-Anfal Offensive[1] and the 2015 Jisr al-Shughur offensive with a wide array of Syrian opposition forces.[7]

1st Coastal Division is famous for including Free Syrian Army war hero Osama Abo Hamza (formerly of the now defunct Hazzm Movement and known by his Nom-de-guerre "Abu TOW"),[8] who became notable on social media for his many skillful BGM-71 TOW missile shots.[9]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The Moderate Rebels: A Complete and Growing List of Vetted Groups". Democratic Revolution, Syrian Style. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Ivan Sidorenko". Twitter. Retrieved 25 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "معركة رد المظالم". Retrieved 25 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. https://www.facebook.com/rd.almzalm/
  5. Zen Adra (18 April 2016). "Field report: Islamist rebels attack Syrian Army in Hama. Map Update". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 25 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "The Moderate Rebels: A Complete and Growing List of Vetted Groups Fielding TOW-Missiles". 22 November 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Syrian Rebellion Obs". Twitter. Retrieved 25 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. أبو التاو مقاتل متخصص بتدمير دبابات نظام الأسد - YouTube. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2016 – via YouTube.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "In Syria, the Stakes Are High for a Rebel Offensive". Stratfor. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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