Leader of the “Souqour al-Sham” (Hawks of the Levant) Brigades, Ahmad Issa al-Sheikh, announced the formation of “al-Jabha al-Islamiya” (the Islamic Front), which is the largest rebel group merger in the Syrian crisis so far.
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It combines Islamist groups that aim at toppling the secular government headed by President Bashar al-Assad to replace it by an Islamic State ruled by Sharia law.
The merged groups include:
– Islamist Movement of Ahrar al-Sham (Free [Men] of the Levant)
– Souqour al-Sham (Hawks of the Levant) Brigades
– Tawhid (Monotheism) Brigade
– Haqq (Truth) Brigade
– Ansar al-Sham (Partisans of the Levant) Battalions
– Islamic Kurdish Front
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