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Liwa al-Quds
Participant in Syrian Civil War
Flag of Palestine.svg
Palestinian flag used by Liwa Al-Quds
Active October 2013–present[1]
Ideology Sunni Islam[2]
Groups Lions of al-Quds Battalion
Deterrence Battalion
Lions of al-Shahba’ Battalion[1]
Leaders Muhammad al-Sa’eed[1]
Headquarters Aleppo[1]
Allies

 Iran
 Syria

InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Opponents Free Syrian Army
Islamic Front
Al-Nusra Front
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles/wars

Syrian Civil War


Liwa al-Quds or The Jerusalem Brigade is a Syrian Palestinian pro-Ba'ath government group that operates in Aleppo, formed in 2013 by the engineer Muhammad al-Sa’eed. By the beginning of 2015, the group had suffered 200 killed and over 400 wounded since its establishment.[1] The group is composed of predominately Sunni Palestinians from the al-Nayrab refugee camp. Liwa al-Quds is believed to be the largest loyalist auxiliary force operating in Aleppo.[2]

Operational history

The group supported the Syrian Army in its effort to reopen the main supply line to Aleppo in 2015.[3]

See also

References

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