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Syrian Resistance
(المقاومة السورية)
Participant in Syrian civil war
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Syrian Resistance logo
Active 2011[1] - present
Ideology Syrian nationalism
Leaders Mihraç Ural (Ali Kayali)
Headquarters Latakia
Area of
Latakia Governorate, Jisr al-Shughur District, Ariha District, Azaz District, Homs District, Syria[2]
Strength 2,000[3]
Allies Syria Syrian Armed Forces
Opponents Syria Free Syrian Army
Al-Nusra Front

Syrian civil war

The Syrian Resistance (Muqāwamat al-Sūriyah Arabic language: المقاومة السورية‎), also known as the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Sanjak of Alexandretta, is a pro-government Syrian militia operating in Northwest Syria. The Syrian Resistance’s ideology is ostensibly Marxist-Leninist, with particular reverence accorded to the symbol of communist resistance, Che Guevara. The concept of Syrian nationalism also features heavily in TSR’s public discourse and rhetoric.[2]


The movement is led by Mihraç Ural, a Turkish Alawite who has Syrian citizenship.[4] He's also known as Ali Kayali, and was formerly[when?] part of the Turkish Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front.[5]


The Syrian Resistance has been accused[by whom?] as being a sectarian Alawite militia, and of having carried out bombings in Turkey and attacks on villages in Syria.[6] Sheikh Muwaffaq al-Ghazal, a member of the Islamic Alawi Council, claims it has an inclusive national line.[7]

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