Alwiya al-Furqan

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Criterion Brigades
Alwiya al-Furqan
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Logo of Alwiya al-Furqan
Leaders Muhammad Majid al-Khatib[1]
Area of operations Quneitra Governorate
Damascus Governorate
Daraa Governorate[1]
Idlib Governorate[2]
Aleppo Governorate
Strength ~2,000[1]
Part of Tajammu Ansar al-Islam (formerly)[1]
Fatah Halab[3]
Allies Free Syrian Army
Islamic Front[1]
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War

Alwiya al-Furqan (Arabic: ألوية الفرقان‎‎, Criterion Brigades) is an independent rebel group involved in the Syrian Civil War. It claims to be the largest Islamic faction currently operating in Quneitra.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Muhammad Majid al-Khatib: A Rising Leader in the Free Syrian Army". Jamestown Foundation. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Assad Regime Loses Idlib to Jabhat al-Nusra and Rebel Offensive". Institute for the Study of War. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Infographic: "Fatah Halab" Military Operations Room – Coalition of 31 Rebel factions". Archicivilians. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Booby-trapped targeted the rebels before (IS) controls over the town of Sheikh Saad , Daraa". 30 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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