List of armed groups in the Syrian Civil War

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A number of armed groups have involved themselves in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Opposing forces[edit]

Syria Syrian Arab Republic
and allies
Russia–Syria–Iran–Iraq coalition
Syrian oppositionTurkey Syrian opposition and allies Democratic Federation of Northern Syria Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and allies Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and allies
Syria Syrian government forces

Syria Police forces

Allied armed groups:

 Hezbollah

 Iran[89][90][91]

 Russia[100]

Popular Mobilization Forces

Armament support:

Facility support:


Support:


 Iraq (limited airstrikes on ISIL in eastern Syria, 2017)

Syrian oppositionTurkey Syrian opposition affiliated rebel groups

Syrian oppositionTurkey Police forces

Allied armed groups:

 Turkey

 United States (against ISIL, 2014–2017, and limited strikes against pro-government forces, 2017–2018)

 United Kingdom (limited strikes against pro-government forces, 2018)[188]

 France (limited strikes against pro-government forces, 2017–2018)[188]

 Russia (only in support of Turkey against ISIL, 2017)[189]

Armament support:


Salafi Jihadist groups

Support:

Syrian Democratic Forces

Democratic Federation of Northern Syria Police forces

Democratic Federation of Northern Syria Civilian defence units

Allied armed groups:

Iraqi Kurdistan

 Iraq

Military councils:

Armament support:


Seal of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.svg CJTF-OIR (against ISIL)

 Iraq (limited airstrikes and border operations against ISIL in northern Syria, since 2018)


 Russia[337][338][339][340][341][342]
(against ISIL and Turkish-backed rebels, 2015–17)

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Notes[edit]

Military situation in the Syrian Civil War as of May 22, 2018.
  Controlled by Syrian Arab Republic
  Controlled by North Syria Federation (SDF)
  Controlled by the Syrian opposition and Ahrar al-Sham
  Controlled by the Islamic State (ISIL)
  Controlled by Tahrir al-Sham (al-Nusra)

(For a more detailed, up-to-date, interactive map, see Template:Syrian Civil War detailed map.)

See also[edit]

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