Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya

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Lions of the East Army
Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Active January 2015 - Present
Leaders Abdul Bari[1]
Area of operations Rif Dimashq Governorate
Damascus Governorate[1]
Homs Governorate[2]
Part of Free Syrian Army
Authenticity and Development Front[1]
Allies Islamic Front.
al-Nusra Front[3]
Opponents Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[3]
Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War

The Lions of the East Army (Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya) is a Syrian rebel group formed in January 2015 and is based in eastern Syria.[3] It captured American made BGM-71 TOW from ISIL in the eastern Qalamoun on 1 January 2015.[4] The group where also active in Damascus since 28 January 2015.[1] It mainly focused on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the eastern desert area of Syria, where it gained control over large areas in March 2015.[3]

In late November 2015, many of Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya dissolved into their ally the New Syrian Army.[5]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The Syrian Rebellion Observatory". The Syrian Rebellion Observatory. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Syria Direct: News Update 4-20-15". Retrieved 20 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 ثوار القلمون يطردون تنظيم "الدولة" من مناطق جديدة
  4. "Green lemon". Twitter.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. https://twitter.com/Syria_Rebel_Obs/status/668459185714167808

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