Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union

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Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union
الاتحاد الإسلامي لأجناد الشام
Participant in Syrian Civil War
File:Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union Logo.jpg
Official logo of Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union
Active 2 December 2013 – 26 February 2016[1]
Ideology Islamism[2]
Leaders Faysal al-Shami  [3]
Abu Mohammed al-Fateh (former)[4]
Area of operations Darayya District, Rif Dimashq Governorate, Syria[1]
Strength 3,000[5]
Part of Syrian Revolutionary Command Council
Unified Military Command of Eastern Ghouta (branch dissolved)[6]
Jund al-Malahm[7]
al Marj Operations Room[8]
Allies Army of Mujahedeen[9]
Sham Legion
Alweiat Al-Furqan
Islamic Front[10]
Jaysh al-Islam
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces[11]
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

The Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union (Arabic: الاتحاد الإسلامي لأجناد الشام‎‎, al-ittihad al-islami li-ajnad al-sham, "Islamic Union of the Soldiers of the Levant") is an alliance of some of the Islamist groups that have been active during the Syrian Civil War.[2] The groups involved are: the al-Habib al-Mustafa Brigades, the Amjad al-Islam Gathering, the Sahaba Brigades and Battalions, the Shabab al-Houda Battalions, and the Der al-Asima Brigade.[4] The organization expressed support for the Geneva II talks.[12]

On 18 February 2016, its fighters based in eastern Ghouta announced the "full incorporation" of its fighters into al-Rahman Legion, though reiterating that its fighters based in the western Damascus suburbs of Darayya and Moadammiyyeh as well as in southern Damascus would still operate under the Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union banner and where not a part of this merger.[6]

On 26 February 2016, Syrian Army Special Forces killed the second leader of Ajnad al-Sham, Faysal al-Shami ("Abu Malek") after intense clashes in the Darayya Association Quarter.[3]

See also

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Damascus Preachers and the Armed Rebellion". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 5 March 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Leith Fadel (26 February 2016). "Top rebel commander killed in Darayya amid Syrian Army advance". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 26 February 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 17 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Ewen MacAskill. "Who are these 70,000 Syrian fighters David Cameron is relying on?". the Guardian. Retrieved 11 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 Albin Szakola (19 February 2016). "Damascus rebels merge amid Jaysh al-Islam "intimidation"". Retrieved 11 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Damascus, East Ghouta - Jabhat al Nusra, Ahrar al Sham, Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union Have Formed a Joint Operation's Room Named "Jund Al-Malahm" : syriancivilwar". reddit.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "An operation room in Eastern Ghouta was formed to recapture al Marej area . : syriancivilwar". reddit.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Ambiguous Rebel Statements on the Geneva Negotiations". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 26 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Freedom, Human Rights, Rule of Law: The Goals and Guiding Principles of the Islamic Front and Its Allies". Democratic Revolution, Syrian Style. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Army makes first push toward Aleppo in a year". The Daily Star. 28 January 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "Syrian opposition says to attend talks, backed by rebel fighters". Reuters. 18 January 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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