Khalid bin Walid Army / Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed (Islamic State, IS, ISIS)

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.StrengthAs of 20 April 2018, the reported number of fighters in the Yarmouk Valley is approximately 2,500. As the Caliphate dwindled over 2017, the Khalid bin Whalid Army numbers grew from early…

Khalid bin Walid Army / Jaysh Khalid bin al-Waleed (Islamic State, IS, ISIS).
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