The Khalid bin Walid Army was officially formed in May 2016 as essentially a merger between Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade, the Islamic Muthanna Movement and the Army of Jihad that operates in Southern Syria around the border with Jordan. FormationThe US State Department named Yarmouk's Martyrs Brigade an FTO in June 2016 after a clear association with the Islamic State was established. However, Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade (the main segment of the group) began supporting the Islamic State summer 2014 and openly showed signs of allegiance after major battles with Jabhat al-Nusra in December 2014. LeadershipAbu Hashim al-Hamawi was sent by Baghdadi to be appointed an emir for the organization in May 2016. However, there are some reports that the group is led by Abu Uthman Aladalbi.StrengthFSA commanders claim that the Khalid bin Walid Army have around 600 cadre, with at least dozen tanks. Area of OperationsThe mountainous terrain and deep ravines near the border with…
Khalid bin Walid Army / Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed (Islamic State, IS, ISIS)
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