Heavy intense firefights as FSA storm ISIS positions in Aleppo Governorate 2016. Video collection from FSA during the assault on settlements which under the control ISIS spring-autumn of 2016. Battles took place in the province of Aleppo and during the operation of the Turkish forces with FSA called “Euphrates Shield” along the Syrian-Turkish border in the province of Aleppo.
00:12 — Brigade Hawks of North is a Free Syrian Army faction, created around Syrian Turkmen identity.
03:37 — The al-Mu’tasim Brigade is a Free Syrian Army faction active in the northern Aleppo Governorate, based in the town of Mare’. The group is named after al-Mu’tasim, an Abbasid caliph. The Mu’tasim Brigade is known for possessing a large amount of US-supplied weapons from the Syrian Train and Equip program, including M16 rifles, M249 light machine guns, M240 machine guns, Soltam K6, M224 mortars, M252 mortars, M2 Browning, and technicals. This led to reports being made that this group is supplied by the United States. The group did not receive anti-tank missiles from the US. In June the group formed an alliance with Liwa Ahfad Saladin and 6 other rebel groups in Mare’ after breaking an ISIL siege on the town. The new coalition claims to have 1,500 fighters under a unified military command and established contact with the rival Syrian Democratic Forces. Later that month, Mohammad Hassan Khalil was kidnapped in Mare’. The Moutasem Brigade accused Major General Dara Aza, former commander of rebels in Mare’, and al-Nusra Front of carrying out the abduction. In August and September the Moutasem Brigade participated in the Turkish military intervention in Syria which captured Jarabulus and al-Rai.
18:54 — The 13th Division is a Syrian rebel group sanctioned by the Syrian National Council. It was among the first armed Syrian opposition groups to receive U.S.-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles.
The 13th Division originated in March 2012 under the name ‘Liwa Ibad al-Rahman’ and grew that year to 1,000 men according to its leader Ahmad al-Saoud. In 2013 the group was incorporated into the Free Syrian Army as the 13th Division. On 18 September 2016 one of the 13th Division commanders, Abdul Karim Alito, was killed in action during the 2016 al-Bab offensive. Later that month, the 13th Division, along with the Mountain Hawks Brigade and the Northern Division, formed the Free Idlib Army.
22:28 — The Sultan Murad Division is an armed rebel group in the Syrian Civil War, created around Syrian Turkmen identity. They are aligned with the Syrian opposition and are heavily supported by Turkey, who provides funding and military training along with artillery and aerial support. They are the most notable group among Syrian Turkmen Brigades supported by Turkey.
The Free Syrian Army was, or is still, a faction in the Syrian Civil War. It was founded on 29 July 2011 by officers of the Syrian Armed Forces who said their goal was to bring down the Assad government and was in late 2011 considered the main Syrian military defectors group. From July 2012 onward, ill-discipline and infighting weakened the FSA.