Fatah Halab

Conquest of Aleppo[1]
فتح حلب
Fatah Halab

Participant in the Syrian Civil War

Logo of Fatah Halab

Logo of Fatah Halab
Active 26 April 2015 – present[2] (in the Aleppo Governorate, until 1 December 2016 within' southeastern Aleppo)
Headquarters Aleppo, Syria
Area of operations Aleppo, Syria[3]
Strength +8,000[4]
Became Jaysh al-Halab (2nd iteration, southeastern Aleppo)
Battles and wars

Syrian Civil War

Fatah Halab (Arabic: فتح حلب, lit. 'Conquest of Aleppo'), or Aleppo Conquest, is a joint operations room of Syrian rebel factions operating in Aleppo, Syria. Succeeding the Aleppo Liberation operations room, its establishment was announced on 26 April 2015.[1][2] It states that its aim is to conquer Aleppo City from Syrian regime forces.[6]

In an October 2015 publication, the Washington D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War considered Aleppo Conquest as one of the "powerbrokers" in Aleppo Province, being both "anti-regime" and "anti-ISIS."[6]

On 13 May 2016, Amnesty International accused the Fatah Halab coalition of "repeated indiscriminate attacks that may amount to war crimes". It also reported their alleged use of chemical weapons.[7]

Since 1 December 2016, it was largely replaced by Jaysh al-Halab in southeastern Aleppo.

Member groups

The operations room includes both Western-backed groups[8] and Islamist groups. It includes some groups that also participate in the Islamist Ansar al-Sharia operations room, but not others, such as al-Nusra Front.[9] Previously al-Nusra coordinated with other groups through the Aleppo Operations Room.[10]

The number of groups participating increased after its founding, and by 18 June 2015 there were 31 groups.[11] On 28 July, 19 FSA-linked groups joined it.

As of October 2015 they are a total of 50 groups of varying size. The following are the largest groups that participate in the operations room.[12]

See also


  1. 1 2 Masi, Alessandria (26 April 2015). "Syria's coming battle for Aleppo: It's everybody against Assad and ISIS". International Business Times. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. 1 2 Bisaccio, Derek (26 April 2015). "Aleppo city operation". Foreign Policy Talk. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. 1 2 "Syria: Coming together to fight Assad in Aleppo". al-Araby al-Jadeed. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. "The Latest: UN Syria envoy: Some 8,000 rebels left in Aleppo". Associated Press. 6 October 2016. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. "YPG, allies clash with Syrian opposition groups in Aleppo". Middle East Eye. 29 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  6. 1 2 Cafarella & Casagrande 2015, p. 3.
  7. "Syria: armed opposition group committing war crimes in Aleppo - new evidence". Amnesty International UK. 13 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  8. "Syria military resists major rebel assault in Aleppo". BBC News. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  9. Joscelyn, Thomas (3 July 2015). "Al Nusrah Front, allies form new coalition for battle in Aleppo". The Long War Journal. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  10. Jamie Dettmer (January 27, 2015). "Exclusive: Obama Cuts Off Syrian Rebels' Cash". The Daily Beast.
  11. "Infographic: "Fatah Halab" military operations room – coalition of 31 rebel factions". Archicivilians. 18 June 2015. Archived from the original on June 27, 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  12. Cafarella & Casagrande 2015, pp. 8–13
  13. 1 2 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aI3yAmNGW1vLpJCOrhiVLqpUUIX9PG1RNsCqJGGfhxI/edit
  14. "Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki". Civil War al-Sham. 17 October 2016.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iUP7Nhb8ck
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImI9AgUC3Io
  17. https://medium.com/@badly_xeroxed/syrian-opposition-groups-infographics-updates-19c1f20d06d6#.ylk9xj1pk
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=230ab-28hls&feature=youtu.be
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOPpVXv9qZQ


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