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List Of Militant Groups Participating In Ceasefire In Syria. Over 50,000 Militants Involved

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List Of Militant Groups Participating In Ceasefire In Syria. Over 50,000 Militants Involved

The Russian Defense Ministry released a list of “armed formations” which have joined a nation-wide ceasefire in Syria (set to be started on December 30).

It’s interesting to note that Russia suggested to designate Ahrar al-Sham as a terrorist group in the UN in May 2016. Now, the group is in the list of entities involved in the ceasefure.

According to the list, 51,500 “opposition” fighters will be involved in the ceasefire. Meanwhile, media reports say that the number is 62,000.

1. Feilak al-Sham

19 detachments, total strength: over 4,000 people.

Its formations conduct combat actions in the Aleppo, Idlib, Hama and Homs provinces.

2. Ahrar al-Sham

The full name is Harakat Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya.

Over 80 detachments, total strength: about 16,000 people.

Formations of the grouping conduct combat actions in the Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Idlib, Latakia, Hama and Homs provinces.

3. Jaysh al-Islam

64 detachments, total strength: about 12,000 people.

Jaysh al-Islam formations conduct combat actions in the Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Deir ez-Zor, Latakia, Hama and Homs provinces.

4.  Thuwar al-Sham

8 battalions, total strength: about 2,500 people.

Armed formations conduct combat actions in the Aleppo, Idlib and Latakia provinces.

5.  Jaysh al-Mujahideen

13 detachments, total strength: about 8,000 people.

Armed formations conduct combat actions in the Aleppo city and provinces of Aleppo, Idlib and Hama.

6. Jaysh Idlib

3 large detachments, total strength: more than 6,000 people.

Jaysh Idlib conducts combat actions in the Idlib province.

7.   Jabhat al-Shamiyah

5 large detachments, total strength: about 3,000 people.

The grouping detachments conduct combat actions in the Aleppo, Idlib and Damascus provinces.

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