19th Division (Syrian rebel group)
الفرقة 19 |
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
|Active||June 2013 – present|
|Leaders||Lt. Col. Mohammad Abdel Qader Bakkour|
|Area of operations||Aleppo Governorate|
Free Syrian Army|
Army of Mujahedeen
Syrian Armed Forces|
National Defense Force
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
|Battles and wars||Syrian Civil War|
The 19th Division (Arabic: الفرقة 19) is a Syrian rebel group fighting in the Syrian Civil War. The group was created in June 2013, in the western countryside of Aleppo as a part of a foreign funded project to unify pro-FSA local factions into bigger factions.
The formation was announced on 20 June 2013. On 25 September 2013, the 19th Division signed a statement, along with 12 other Syrian rebel groups, in which it rejected any foreign-based opposition group, including the Syrian National Council.
Numerous factions of the group, including Liwaa Amjad al-Islam and the al-Quds Brigades left to join the Thuwar al-Sham Battalions in April 2015.
- Ansar Brigade
- Ansar Khilafah Brigade
- Khan al-Assal Free Brigades
- al-Shuyukh Brigade
- Liwaa al-Mujahireen
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