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Alwiya al-Furqan

Criterion Brigades
Alwiya al-Furqan
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Alwiya al-Furqan Logo.png
Logo of Alwiya al-Furqan
LeadersMuhammad Majid al-Khatib[1]
Area of operationsQuneitra Governorate (formerly)
Damascus Governorate (formerly)
Daraa Governorate (formerly)[1]
Idlib Governorate[2]
Aleppo Governorate
Part ofTajammu Ansar al-Islam (formerly)[1]
Fatah Halab (formerly)[3]
AlliesFree Syrian Army
Southern Front
Tahrir al-Sham
Opponent(s)Syrian Armed Forces
Battles and war(s)Syrian Civil War

Alwiya al-Furqan (Arabic: ألوية الفرقان‎, Criterion Brigades) is an independent Islamist rebel group involved in the Syrian Civil War. It claimed to be the largest Islamist rebel faction that operated in the eastern Quneitra Governorate.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Muhammad Majid al-Khatib: A Rising Leader in the Free Syrian Army". Jamestown Foundation. 28 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Assad Regime Loses Idlib to Jabhat al-Nusra and Rebel Offensive". Institute for the Study of War. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Infographic: "Fatah Halab" Military Operations Room – Coalition of 31 Rebel factions". Archicivilians. 18 June 2015. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Booby-trapped targeted the rebels before (IS) controls over the town of Sheikh Saad , Daraa". 30 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  5. ^ Ellen Francis U.S.-Russian ceasefire deal holding in southwest Syria, Reuters 9 July 2017

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