Sham Legion

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Fatiheen Brigade
Eman Brigade
Sihem al-Haq Brigade
Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union (Idlib branch
Sadiq Brigade
10th Coastal Brigade
Free North Brigade
Sham Commandos Brigade



Syrian Civil War

The Sham Legion (Arabic: فيلق الشام‎, Faylaq al-Sham) is an alliance of Sunni Islamist rebel groups formed in March 2014, during the Syrian Civil War. The alliance was formed from 19 different groups, some of which were previously affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood of Syria and the Shields of the Revolution Council.

The Sham Legion was formed on 10 March 2014 from 19 Islamist rebel groups in Syria. These groups operated from the Aleppo Governorate to Damascus, but were concentrated in the Idlib, Hama, and Homs governorates. The formation aimed to "unify the ranks" of non-al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamist rebels in Syria. After its formation, the group took part in the Battle of Murak and Khan Shaykhun in 2014.

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