Liwa al-Quds

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Liwa al-Quds
Participant in Syrian Civil War
Emblem of Liwa Al-Quds.svg
Active September 2013–present[1]
Ideology Pro-Syrian government
Palestinian nationalism
Groups Lions of al-Quds Battalion
Deterrence Battalion
Lions of al-Shahba’ Battalion[2]
Leaders Muhammad al-Sa’eed (a.k.a. “The Engineer”)[2]
Headquarters Aleppo[2]
Allies  Iran


InfoboxHez.PNG Hezbollah
Opponents Free Syrian Army
Islamic Front
Al-Nusra Front
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 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.[2] 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.[1]

Operational history

The group supported the Syrian Army in its effort to reopen the main supply line to Aleppo in 2015.[3]

See also


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Syria Comment  » Archives Overview of some pro-Assad Militias - Syria Comment". Syria Comment.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Leith Fadel (24 October 2015). "Breaking: Syrian Army Reopens the Ithriyah-Salamiyah Road in East Hama After Defeating ISIS". Al-Masdar News.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>