|Participant in Syrian Civil War|
|Groups||Lions of al-Quds Battalion
Lions of al-Shahba’ Battalion
|Leaders||Muhammad al-Sa’eed (a.k.a. “The Engineer”)|
|Opponents|| Free Syrian Army
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
|Battles and wars||Syrian Civil War|
Liwa al-Quds (Arabic: لواء القدس) or the Jerusalem Brigade is a Palestinian-Syrian pro-Ba'ath government group that operates in Aleppo, formed in 2013 by the engineer Muhammad al-Sa’eed. By the beginning of 2015, the group had suffered 200 killed and over 400 wounded since its establishment. The group is composed of predominately Sunni Palestinians from the al-Nayrab refugee camp. Liwa al-Quds is believed to be the largest loyalist auxiliary force operating in Aleppo.
The group supported the Syrian Army in its effort to reopen the main supply line to Aleppo in 2015.
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