Sham Legion

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Sham Legion
فيلق الشام
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Logo of the Sham Legion
Flag of the Sham Legion.svg
Flag of the Sham Legion
Active 10 March 2014 – present[1]
Ideology Moderate Islamism[1]
Leaders Mondher Saras[1]
Area of operations Homs Governorate, Syria
Hama Governorate, Syria
Idlib Governorate, Syria
Aleppo Governorate Syria[1]
Strength 4,000[2]
Part of Free Syrian Army
Syrian Revolutionary Command Council[3]
Fatah Halab[4]
Northern Homs Countryside Operations Room[5]
Hawar Kilis Operations Room
Mare' Operations Room[6]
Army of Conquest[7]
Rad al-Mazalem[8][9][10][11]
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War

The Sham Legion (Arabic: فيلق الشام‎‎, Faylaq Al-Sham[1]), also known as Homs Legion, is an alliance of Islamist rebel groups which formed in order to consolidate the strength of moderate Islamists during the Syrian Civil War.[1] The alliance was formed from 19 different groups,[14] some of which were previously affiliated with the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood and Shields of the Revolution Council.[1]

On 26 April 2015, along with other major Aleppo based groups, they established the Fatah Halab joint operations room.[4][15]

Member groups

See also


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  13. "Rebels launch full-on assault of Idlib city". Syria Direct. Retrieved 25 March 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Nineteen Syrian Opposition Groups Unite under 'Al-Sham Legion'". Syria 360°. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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