19th Division (Syrian rebel group)

19th Division
الفرقة 19
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Active June 2013 – present[1]
Ideology Sunni Islamism[2]
Leaders Lt. Col. Mohammad Abdel Qader Bakkour[1]
Area of operations Aleppo Governorate[3]
Part of Free Syrian Army
Army of Mujahedeen
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[3]
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.[1]


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.[2]

On 2 January 2014, the coalition joined the Army of Mujahedeen to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[3]

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.

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  1. 1 2 3 "The Mujahedeen Army of Aleppo". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Key Syrian rebels reject National Coalition". Al Jazeera English. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Syria: Army of the Mujahideen Challenges ISIS Gains". Al Akhbar. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.

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