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 †|
|Area of operations||Rif Dimashq Governorate|
|Part of||Free Syrian Army|
New Syrian Army|
Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya
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. 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
- "The Moderate Rebels: A Complete and Growing List of Vetted Groups". Democratic Revolution, Syrian Style. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
- "Rebels (FSA Ahmed Salabdo and New Syrian army) captured Al Tanf border crossing. Syria-Iraq". Live UA Map Syria. 5 March 2016.
Part of the Arab Spring