Ahrar ash-Sham

Harakat Ahrar ash-Sham al-Islamiyya (Arabic: حركة أحرار الشام الإسلاميةAhrār ash-Shām, meaning “Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant“) is a coalition of multiple Islamist and Salafist units, which coalesced into a single brigade during the Syrian Civil War, in order to fight against the Ba’athist government lead by Bashar al-Assad.[11] Ahrar ash-Sham was led by Hassan Aboud.[3] As of July 2013, Ahrar ash-Sham had 10,000 to 20,000 fighters,[3] making it the 2nd single most powerful unit fighting against al-Assad, after the Free Syrian Army.[19] It was the principal organization operating under the umbrella of the Syrian Islamic Front[3] and is a major component of the Islamic Front.[8]

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia