Syrian Liberation Front, a new Turkish-backed group in Northern Syria
ISWNews Analysis Group: On September 9, five militant groups operating under the so-called Syrian National Army (SNA) in northern Syria have merged and announced the formation of ‘Syrian Liberation Front’.
The Syrian Liberation Front (SLF) includes the Mutasim Division, Hamza Division, Sultan Suleyman Shah Division, 20th Division and North Falcons Brigade.
It is estimated that this coalition will have around 20,000 soldiers And it will be commanded by Mutasim Abbas, the commander of the Mutasim Division, and the deputy is Saif Bolad, the commander of the Hamza Division. The territorial scope of the group’s activities is the provinces of Raqqa, Aleppo and Hasakah.
One of the group’s commanders said the aim was to create full integration, end factional strife and integrate military, security, political, financial and media offices. This organization will not be hostile to any of the armed groups opposed to the Syrian government.
The move comes after a series of meetings between the Turkish-backed militant commanders in recent weeks. It seems that with the formation of this group, the intra-clashes between the militants will be significantly reduced and the militant groups will operate under a single command. Turkey has also welcomed the militants’ move.