Liwa al-Haqq (Homs)

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Liwa al-Haqq
لواء الحق
LeadersSheikh Abu Rateb[1]
Dates of operation11 August 2012[2][3]–8 December 2014[4]
Active regionsHoms Governorate, Syria[5]
IdeologyIslamism[6]
Part ofIslamic Front[3]
Syrian Islamic Front (formerly)[3]
Syrian Revolutionary Command Council[7]
AlliesAjnad al-Sham Islamic Union
Army of Mujahedeen
Alwiya al-Furqan
Sham Legion
[8]
OpponentsSyrian Armed Forces
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[8]
Battles and warsSyrian Civil War
Succeeded by
Ahrar al-Sham[4]

Liwa al-Haqq (Arabic: لواء الحق‎, meaning "Right Brigade") was an armed Islamist insurgent group that was active during the Syrian Civil War in the Homs region.[2][3]

On 11 August 2012, a group of Islamist-leaning brigades in Homs formed Liwa al-Haqq, which went on to become in the next year one of the most prominent fighting groups in the area.[2] Important sub-units include Katibat al-Furati, Kataeb Atbaa al-Rasoul and Katibat al-Ansar.[2]

In December 2012, Liwa al-Haqq joined with other insurgent groups to form the Syrian Islamic Front umbrella organization,[9] in November 2013 the SIF was dissolved and Liwa al-Haqq, Ansar al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham joined the broader Islamic Front alliance.[3]

By April 2014, Liwa al-Haqq had reportedly been weakened in the wake of advances made by the Syrian military in the Homs region,[10] and it merged with Ahrar al-Sham in December 2014.[4]

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  1. ^ "Say Hello to the Islamic Front". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 22 November 2013. Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d "Syria's Salafi Insurgents: the Rise of the Syrian Islamic Front" (PDF). Swedish Institute for International Affairs. 19 March 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "A Power Move by Syria's Rebel Forces". Institute for the Study of War. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Islamist Mergers in Syria: Ahrar al-Sham Swallows Suqour al-Sham". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ Aaron Y. Zelin (4 February 2013). "The Syrian Islamic Front: A New Extremist Force". The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Factbox: Syrian rebels against opposition coalition". Reuters. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Translation: the Formation of the Syrian Revolutionary Command Council". Goha's Nail. 3 August 2014. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Freedom, Human Rights, Rule of Law: The Goals and Guiding Principles of the Islamic Front and Its Allies". Democratic Revolution, Syrian Style. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  9. ^ "The Syrian Islamic Front: A New Extremist Force". Washington Institute for Near East Policy. 19 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Politics of the Islamic Front, Part 6: Stagnation?". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.

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