Khalid ibn al-Walid Army

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Khalid ibn al-Walid Army
جيش خالد بن الوليد
Participant in the Syrian civil war
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Active 24 May 2016 - present
Ideology Salafi jihadism
Groups
Leaders Abu Uthman Idlibi[1]
Area of operations Daraa Governorate
Part of  Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (alleged)
Opponents
Battles and wars Inter-rebel conflict during the Syrian civil war

The Khalid ibn al-Walid Army (Arabic: جيش خالد بن الوليد‎‎) is an armed Salafi jihadist group active in southern Syria. The group named after Khalid ibn al-Walid and is formed by the Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, the Islamic Muthanna Movement, and the Army of Jihad, all affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The faction controls a strip of territory southeast of the Golan Heights and is in conflict with forces of the Syrian rebels.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Far from Raqqa and Fallujah, Syria rebels open new front against ISIL in the south". The National. 29 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>