Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo

Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo
قوات الشهيد أحمد عبده
Participant in the Syrian civil war
Leaders Colonel Bakur Salim al-Salim [1]
Area of operations Rif Dimashq Governorate[1]
Part of Free Syrian Army[1]
Allies New Syrian Army[2]
Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya
Southern Front
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War

The Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo is a Syrian rebel group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army. The group is named after Ahmad al-Abdo al-Saeed, a Syrian civilian who was killed in the early 2011 protests.

It received TOW missiles as one of the first rebel groups in May 2014 and is also in possession of Chinese HJ-8 anti-tank missiles paid by Qatar and supplied from Sudan. The group was involved in the capture of the Brigade 559 and the siege of Dumayr airbase. It primarily operates in the Qalamoun and northern Rif Dimashq regions.[1] In 5 march,2016 the group and the US-backed New Syrian army captured the al-Tanf border crossing from ISIS in a cross-border raid

On 9 June 2016, the group's leader died from an ISIS suicide attack after the group advanced and captured several ISIS positions.[3]

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