Jaysh al-Muwahhideen is an umbrella name for militant groups fighting to protect the Druze communities in collaboration with Syrian security forces. The groups are operating in the Jabal al-Arab (Mountain of the Arabs) area in Syria’s Suwayda area as well as Jabal al-Sheikh in Damascus/Quneitra provinces. The groups use defensive tactics to protect the lives and properties of the Druze communities. Jaysh al-Muwahhideen groups refer to themselves as independent that will oppose “anyone who commits aggression on the Druze land of Jabal al-Arab- regardless of his/her affiliation”. The independence of the groups does not exclude a willingness to form alliances with other groups that would help to protect the Druze communities as seen in its cooperation with Syrian forces.Centres of OperationsJaysh al-Muwahhideen groups are active in areas where Druze communities are present. The Druze is the third largest religious minority in Syria. They are located primarily in Jabal Druze…
Jaysh al-Muwahhideen / Jaysh Al-Mujahidin (Army of Mujahidin)
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