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Army of Aleppo

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Headquarters  Aleppo, Syria
Area of operations  Aleppo, Syria
Active  February 2016 — ? (first group)* 1 December 2016 — 21 December 2016
Leaders  Hashem al-Sheikh (February 2016) Abu Abdul Rahman Noor † Abu Bashar al-Mara (overall commander, since December 2016) Abu Ashida'a (Emir, since December 2016 - also heads Ashida'a Mujahideen Brigade)
Originated as  Fatah Halab (became the 2nd iteration of Jaysh al-Halab, southeastern Aleppo)
Allies  Army of Conquest Fatah Halab Jabhat Ansar al-Din

The Jaysh Halab (Arabic: جيش حلب‎, 'Army of Aleppo'‎) was 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. 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.


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. A new commander, Abu Abdul Rahman Noor was named. On 9 December a new emir was named, Abu Ashida'a

The 2nd iteration of the group includes:


Army of Aleppo Wikipedia

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