Syrian Resistance, The (TSR)

The Syrian Resistance (Muqawama Suriya - TSR) is a pro-Syrian government militia group composed of mainly Alawite and Twelver Shi’a communities and is mainly focussed on defending areas in Latakia, Idlib, Homs and Aleppo provinces. The militia group is led by Turkish-born Alawite Mihrac Ural (aka Ali Kayali). The TSR was previously known as “The People’s Front for the Liberation of the Sanjak of Alexandretta” with a geographical specific objective of bringing Turkey’s Hatay province (territory around Hatay in southern Turkey with a predominantly Alawite population) under Syrian control. Syria opposed the territory’s integration into Turkey since it was ceded by the French in 1937.  During this period the People’s Front for the Liberation of the Sanjak of Alexandretta’s ideology was Marxist-Leninist, with particular reverence accorded to the symbol of communist resistance, Che Guevara. Since the re-emergence of the TSR, the group maintained its Marxist-Leninist…

Syrian Resistance, The (TSR), also known as Muqawama Suriya is an active group formed c. 2013.
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