Army of Free Tribes

The Army of Free Tribes (Arabic: جيش احرار العشائر, Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer), previously called the Southern Command and the Collective of Free Southern Tribesmen, is a Syrian rebel coalition affiliated with the Free Syrian Army and was headed by brigadier general Ibrahim Fahad Al Naimi. The group was supported by Jordan.

Army of Free Tribes
جيش احرار العشائر
Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer
Participant in the Syrian civil war
Active5 September 2014[1] – present
IdeologyIslamic democracy
LeadersBrig. Gen. Ibrahim Fahad Al Naimi
Area of operationsAn-Tanf (as of July 2018)
Size3,000[2]
Part ofFree Syrian Army
Allies
Opponent(s)
Battles and war(s)Syrian Civil War

History

The Southern Command of the Free Syrian Army was established on 5 September 2014 in the Quneitra Governorate.[1] The group's commander, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Fahad al-Naimi, threatened to arrest any rebel deserting the group. [4]

It was reported on 3 November 2014 that the Southern Command convinced the al-Nusra Front to leave Ghadir al-Bustan and al-Qseibah villages in the Quneitra Governorate, some miles away from the Golan Heights.[5]

Member groups

  • Division 70
  • Division 90
  • Brigade Corps 72
  • Infantry Brigade 71
  • Infantry Brigade 73
  • Infantry Brigade 305
  • Brigade 51
  • Brigade 52
  • Brigade 53
  • Brigade 91
  • Brigade 92
  • Brigade 93
  • Brigade 94
  • Brigade 95
  • Tank Battalion 911
  • Sapper Battalion 50
  • "Knights of Sharia" Battalion
  • Special Tasks Battalion[1]
  • "Horan" Commando Battalion
  • Martyrs Brigade of Nawa
  • The Banner of the Liberation of Nawa
  • Omar Mukhtar Brigade
  • Supporters of the Rightfulness Brigade
  • Assault Brigade Horan
  • Abdullah Hourani Brigade
  • Special Brigade of South Farouq
  • Homs Walid Brigade
  • Martyr Imad Nasrallah Brigade[6]
  • Southern Hawks Brigade[7]

See also

References

  1. "قيادة مشتركة موحدة للجيش الحر في درعا والقنيطرة". Al Arabiya. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  2. "Tribes of Syria: Pieces on a chessboard?". Hate Speech International. 10 August 2016.
  3. "FSA Launches a New Battle against IS Group in the Desert of #Syrian".
  4. "Rebel Free Army announces new formation South Syria". Aman Alwsl. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  5. "IDF says will attack Syrian Druze town if troops threatened". Times of Israel. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  6. "Welcome all4syria.info - BlueHost.com". www.all4syria.info.
  7. "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
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