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Jaysh al-Muwahhideen
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
File:Jaysh al-Muwahhideen Logo.jpg
Jaysh al-Muwahhideen logo
Civil flag of Jabal ad-Druze (1921-1936).svg
Druze flag used by Jaysh al-Muwahhideen
Active 2013 - present
Ideology Protects and upholds the interests and rights of the Druze people in Syria[1]
Leaders Unknown
Area of
operations
Aleppo Governorate, As-Suwayda Governorate, Deraa Governorate, Damascus Governorate
Allies Syrian Armed Forces
Hezbollah
File:LiwaAbuFadlal-Abbas newlogo.png al-Abbas brigade
Ba'ath Brigades
Popular Committees [2]
Opponents Syria Free Syrian Army
Al-Nusra Front
Islamic Front
Battles/wars Syrian Civil War
Battle of Dama

The Jaysh al-Muwahhideen or Jaysh Abu Ibrahim is a Druze militant group in Syria. Their name means "Army of Monotheists" or "Army of Unitarians". The group mainly operates in the Suwayda, Deraa, Damascus and other regions where the Druze are concentrated and announced their formation in the beginning of 2013. The leadership describes the group as Muslim Unitarian Druze engaging in defensive jihad, but has also been described as supporters of Bashar al-Assad and his regime. It operates largely in Jabal al-Arab or Mountain of the Arabs, also known as Jabal ad-Druze, a mountainous area of Suwayda governorate as well as the Jabal al-Sheikh area in Damascus governorate, areas primarily inhabited by Druze. The group was set up in response to attacks on Druze civilians. The group commemorates anti-colonial figures such as Sultan al-Atrash, who was a prominent Arab Druze chieftain.[1][2][3]

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