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Sword of al-Sham Brigades

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Sword of the Levant Brigades
الوية سيف الشام
Alwiyat Saif al-Sham
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
A Sword of al-Sham fighter with the American anti-tank missile BGM-71 TOW
A Sword of al-Sham fighter with the American anti-tank missile BGM-71 TOW
Group(s)Ezz Brigade[1]
  • Jesus Christ Brigade
Area of operationsRif Dimashq Governorate
Daraa Governorate[1]
Quneitra Governorate[1]
Part ofFree Syrian Army[1]
  • Southern Front[1]
Jaish al-Haramoun[2]
Opponent(s)Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
Battles and war(s)Syrian Civil War
  • Damascus offensive (2013)
  • 2014 Quneitra offensive[1]
  • 2015 Southern Syria offensive
  • Quneitra offensive (2015)
  • Quneitra offensive (June 2017)

The Sword of the Levant Brigades (Arabic: الوية سيف الشام‎; Alwiyat Saif al-Sham) was a Syrian rebel group formed in the Rif Dimashq Governorate, but operated in the Quneitra and Daraa governorates. The group received U.S.-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles.[1] On 13 April 2015, it joined a number of other Southern Front member groups in condemning the al-Nusra Front's ideology and discontinuing all forms of cooperation with it,[3] though it seems that they have retracted from this position as they have joined the al-Nusra-led group Jaish al-Haramoun.

See also[edit]

  • List of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "The Moderate Rebels: A Complete and Growing List of Vetted Groups". Retrieved 30 November 2014.[dead link]
  2. "#SRO INFOGRAPHIC - EXCLUSIVE - Rebellion forces in Hermon Mount area (S-W #Syria) creating the Jaysh al-Haramon". Twitter. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2015.[dead link]
  3. "Halab Today TV قناة حلب اليوم". Halab Today TV. Retrieved 14 April 2015.


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