Army of Aleppo
The Jaysh Halab (Arabic: جيش حلب, lit. 'Army of Aleppo') was a coalition of Syrian rebel groups based in rebel-held areas inside the city of Aleppo, Syria. The coalition was created by Hashim al-Sheikh, the former general commander of Ahrar ash-Sham with the intent of unifying various rebel groups in Aleppo. After the announcement, nothing was heard of the group until December 2016.
|Army of Aleppo|
|Leaders||Hashim al-Sheikh ("Abu Jaber")Abu al-Abd Ashidaa (Emir, since December 2016 - also heads Ashida'a Mujahideen Brigade)|
|Dates of operation|
|Active regions||Aleppo, Syria|
|Allies|| Army of Conquest|
Jabhat Ansar al-Din
|Battles and wars||Syrian Civil War|
Initial member groupsEdit
The joint operations room consisted of both Sunni Islamist and Salafist factions and some Free Syrian Army groups. On its formation on 6 February 2016, the former Ahrar ash-Sham commander issued an ultimatum that ordered 15 rebel factions to join the group within 72 hours.
On 1 December 2016, during the Aleppo offensive, all rebel groups in southeastern Aleppo reportedly merged into the coalition replacing Fatah Halab in southeastern Aleppo. A new commander, Abu Abdul Rahman Noor was named. On 9 December a new emir was named, Abu Ashida'a
The 2nd iteration of the group includes:
- "Aleppo rebels rally around former Ahrar leader". Now News. 17 February 2016.
- "Factions in Aleppo announce forming the "Unified Army of Aleppo"". RFS Media Office. 1 December 2016.
- "New speech by Abu al-Abd Ashidaa, the new "emir of Aleppo" (can someone please translate?) • /r/syriancivilwar".
- "أبو العبد أشداء (@join_alfateh1) - Twitter".
- "izat on Twitter".
- "Besieged Aleppo rebels unite under new Jaish Halab banner". Al-Masdar News. 1 December 2016.
- "Aleppo Army infogrphic". Yalla Souriya. 2 December 2016.
- "Charles Lister on Twitter".
- Fadel, Leith (23 November 2016). "Four high-ranking jihadist commanders killed in Aleppo".
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