Revolution Army (Syria)

Not to be confused with Army of Revolutionaries.
Revolution Army
الجيش الثورة
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Active 4 December 2016 – present
  • Capt. Iyad Qadr[1] (overall commander and Mujahidreen and Ansar Brigade commander)
  • Gen. Bashar al-Zoubi (Yarmouk Army commander)
  • Omar Sharif[1] (infantry commander)
  • Abu Ali Mustafa[1] (anti-armour unit commander)
  • Firas Abu Hamza[1] (artillery unit commander)
  • Abu Bakr al-Hasan[1] (official spokesman)
Area of operations
Strength 7,500+ fighters[1]
Part of

Syrian opposition Free Syrian Army


The Revolution Army is a Syrian rebel alliance affiliated with the Southern Front of the Free Syrian Army. It is composed of 4 FSA factions which mainly operated in the Daraa Governorate in southwestern Syria. One of its commanders stated that the group is a "temporary operations room" due to the separation between western and eastern Daraa, and that the "door is open" for other groups to join the alliance.[2]

Member groups

Yarmouk Army

Not to be confused with Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade.

The Yarmouk Army (Arabic: الجيش اليرموك; transliteration: Jaysh al-Yarmouk), originally known as the Yarmouk Brigade,[3] is a prominent FSA rebel group operating in the Quneitra and Daraa governorates.[4] The group is one of the units that has received BGM-71 TOW missiles.[5] It was led by the defected Syrian Army general Bashar al-Zoubi. It joined the Southern Front on 14 February 2014[6] and the Hawks of the South coalition on 27 December 2014.[7]

Muhajireen and Ansar Brigade

Not to be confused with Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar.

The Emigrants and Helpers Brigade (Arabic: لواء المهاجرون والأنصار; transliteration: Liwa al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar) was one of the earliest FSA groups formed in the Daraa Governorate. The group is affiliated with the Supreme Military Council and has received TOW and HJ-8 anti-tank missiles. It is one of the members of the Daraa Military Council. The group is led by Captain Iyad Khaddour and Khalid Fathallah, the former of which became the overall commander of the Revolution Army.[5]

Mu'tazz Billah Brigade

Not to be confused with Al-Mu'tasim Brigade.

The Mu'tazz Billah Brigade (Arabic: لواء المعتز بالله; transliteration: Liwa al-Mu'tazz Billah), named after al-Mu'tazz, is a FSA group active in Daraa. It also received TOW missiles from the Military Operations Center based in Jordan. The group has clashed with the Islamic Muthanna Movement.[5]


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