Jaysh al-Halab

Army of Aleppo
جيش حلب
Jaysh al-Halab

Participant in Syrian Civil War
  • February 2016 — ? (first group)
  • 1 December 2016 — present (second group)

Hashem al-Sheikh[1] (February 2016)
Abu Abdul Rahman Noor (WIA)[2] (overall commander, since December 2016)

Abu Bashar al-Mara[2] (military commander, since December 2016)
Headquarters Aleppo, Syria
Area of operations Aleppo, Syria
Originated as Fatah Halab (became the 2nd iteration of Jaysh al-Halab, southeastern Aleppo)
Allies Army of Conquest
Fatah Halab
Battles and wars

Syrian Civil War

The Jaysh al-Halab (Arabic: جيش حلب, lit. 'Army of Aleppo') is a coalition of Syrian rebel groups based in rebel-held areas inside the city of Aleppo, Syria. The coalition was created by an Ahrar ash-Sham commander with the intent of unifying various rebel groups in Aleppo.[1] After the announcement, nothing was heard of the group until December 2016.

Initial member groups

The joint operations room consists of both Sunni Islamist and Salafist factions, some being of the Free Syrian Army. On its formation in 6 February 2016, the Ahrar ash-Sham commander issued an ultimatum that ordered 15 rebel factions to join the group within 72 hours.[1]


On 1 December 2016, during the Aleppo offensive, all rebel groups in southeastern Aleppo reportedly merged into the coalition replacing Fatah Halab in southeastern Aleppo.[3] A new commander, Abu Abdul Rahman Noor was named.[2]

The 2nd iteration of the group includes:[4]


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