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Army of Free Tribes

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Ideology  Islamic democracy
Originated as  Southern Command
Strength  3,000
Part of  Free Syrian Army
Active  5 September 2014 – present
Leaders  Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Fahad Al Naimi
Area of operations  Daraa Governorate Quneitra Governorate As-Suwayda Governorate
Areas of operations  Daraa Governorate, Quneitra Governorate, As-Suwayda Governorate
Battles and wars  Syrian civil war, First Battle of Al-Shaykh Maskin
Opponents  Syrian Armed Forces, National Defence Forces

The Army of Free Tribes (Arabic: جيش احرار العشائر‎‎, Jaysh Ahrar al-Ashayer), previously called the Southern Command and the Collective of Free Southern Tribesmen, is a Syrian rebel coalition affiliated with the Free Syrian Army and was headed by Brigadier general Ibrahim Fahad Al Naimi. The group is supported by Jordan and operates in the Daraa, Quneitra, and parts of the as-Suwayda Governorate.

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History

The Southern Command of the Free Syrian Army was established on 5 September 2014 in the Quneitra Governorate. The group's commander, Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Fahad al-Nuaimi, threatened to arrest any rebel deserting the group.

It was reported on 3 November 2014 that the Southern Command convinced the al-Nusra Front to leave Ghadir al-Bustan and al-Qseibah villages in the Quneitra Governorate, some miles away from the Golan Heights.

Member groups

  • Division 70
  • Division 90
  • Brigade Corps 72
  • Infantry Brigade 71
  • Infantry Brigade 73
  • Infantry Brigade 305
  • Brigade 51
  • Brigade 52
  • Brigade 53
  • Brigade 91
  • Brigade 92
  • Brigade 93
  • Brigade 94
  • Brigade 95
  • Tank Battalion 911
  • Sapper Battalion 50
  • "Knights of Sharia" Battalion
  • Special Tasks Battalion
  • "Horan" Commando Battalion
  • Martyrs Brigade of Nawa
  • The Banner of the Liberation of Nawa
  • Omar Mukhtar Brigade
  • Supporters of the Rightfulness Brigade
  • Assault Brigade Horan
  • Abdullah Hourani Brigade
  • Special Brigade of South Farouk
  • Homs Walid Brigade
  • References

    Army of Free Tribes Wikipedia


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