Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya

Lions of the East Army
Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Active January 2015 - Present
Leaders Abdul Bari[1]
Area of operations Rif Dimashq Governorate
Damascus Governorate[1]
Homs Governorate[2]
Part of Authenticity and Development Front(former)[3]
Allies Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo
New Syrian Army
Opponents Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[4]
Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War

The Lions of the East Army (Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya) is a Syrian rebel group formed in January 2015 and is based in eastern Syria.[4] It captured American made BGM-71 TOW from ISIL in the eastern Qalamoun on 1 January 2015.[5] The group where also active in Damascus since 28 January 2015.[1] It mainly focused on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the eastern desert area of Syria, where it gained control over large areas in March 2015.[4]

In late November 2015, many of Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya dissolved into their ally the New Syrian Army.[6]

A month later they left Authenticity and Development Front.[7]

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