Jabhat Ansar al-Islam

Not to be confused with Jamaat Ansar al-Islam.
Jabhat Ansar al-Islam
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Ideology Sunni Islam[1]
Leaders Abu Mohamed Al-Joulani[2]
Area of operations Quneitra Governorate
Daraa Governorate[1]
Part of Syrian Revolutionary Command Council[2]
Opponents Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles and wars

Syrian Civil War

The Jabhat Ansar al-Islam (Partisans of the Islam Front) is an independent Islamist Syrian rebel group active in the Quneitra and Daraa Governorates. The Jabhat Ansar al-Islam group is reportedly among dozens of Syrian rebel groups that have in the past been supplied with US-made BGM-71 anti-tank missiles and SA-7 manpads with US approval.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 "The Moderate Rebels: A Complete and Growing List of Vetted Groups". Democratic Revolution, Syrian Style. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Syria's New Super-Opposition Coalition Unites Moderates, Islamists -- And Leaves US With Limited Allies". International Business Times. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  3. "Syria war: Rebel group supplied with anti-air missiles". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 2016-11-21.
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