Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi
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The Imam al-Bukhari Battalion: Interview

The Syrian civil war has seen the rise of a number of groups whose foundations are muhajireen ('migrants'- i.e. Sunni foreign fighters who came to Syria to participate in the insurgency). One of those groups is the Imam al-Bukhari Battalion. Today I conducted an interview with the group about its history and the current situation in Syria. Any parenthetical insertions in square brackets are my own.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Thu, November 14, 2019 11:43 AM  |  Permalink

سيرة ممدوح عبداللطيف افضيل من مرتبات فوج قمر بني هاشم

طبعا لا تزال إشتباكات عنيفة في ريف اللاذقية الشمالي بين المسلحين من جهة وقوات الحكومة السورية من جهة أخرى, وكما ذكرت سابقا هناك قوات رديفة المدعومة من قبل الجناب الإيراني على هذه الجبهات, فإرتقى مقاتل من مرتبات القوة ٣١٣ من عدة أيام. وايضا إرتقى في الفترة الأخيرة مقاتل من مرتبات فوج قمر بني هاشم التابع لقوات الدفاع المحلي والحرس الثوري الإيراني. وإسم هذا المقاتل هو ممدوح عبداللطيف افضيل وسأدون بعض التفاصيل عن سيرته.

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By أيمن جواد التميمي  |  Wed, November 13, 2019 6:34 PM  |  Permalink

The Life of Mamdouh Abd al-Lateef Afdheel of Fawj Qamr Bani Hashim

The Latakia front has continued to witness fighting between Syrian government forces and the rebels. On the side of the Syrian government forces are some fighters in Iranian-backed formations. I have already documented one such case of a fighter from the 313 Force who was killed on the Latakia front recently. A few days ago, a fighter from the ranks of another formation- Fawj Qamr Bani Hashim ('The Moon of Banu Hashim Regiment')- was killed on the Latakia front. Fawj Qamr Bani Hashim is part of the Local Defence Forces and is tied to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The slain fighter's name is Mamdouh Abd al-Lateef Afdheel.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Wed, November 13, 2019 6:17 PM  |  Permalink

The Syrian National Army's 'Code of Conduct': Translation and Analysis

The attack by the Turkish-backed 'Syrian National Army' (SNA) on areas east of the Euphrates held by the 'Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) has understandably provoked a large amount of international media and social media attention. Unsurprisingly, much of this attention focuses on whether SNA elements are committing abuses and human rights violations.

Of course, the SNA is well aware of this problem, and accordingly its Guidance Directorate recently issued a 'code of conduct' document for the SNA and the internal security forces. I have translated this 'code of conduct' in full.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Mon, November 11, 2019 3:05 PM  |  Permalink

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham's Complaints Offices

Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the dominant faction in Idlib and its environs, has a public relations department designed to deal with relations with the populace in areas under its control. This public relations administration includes complaints offices, about which an advertisement was recently shared on HTS' online networks.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Sun, November 10, 2019  |  Permalink

New Speech by Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen Amir: Translation and Notes

The Sahel region of West Africa has seen a growing problem with jihadist insurgency, with al-Qa'ida's affiliate Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wa al-Muslimeen ('Group to Support Islam and Muslims'- JNIM) and the Islamic State's West Africa affiliate representing the primary threats.

JNIM's media wing al-Zalaqa Media has released a new speech by JNIM amir Iyad Ghali, in which he commends recent JNIM attacks against troops of the regional states and the French forces supporting those states. He also congratulates Somalia's al-Qa'ida affiliate al-Shabaab for an attack it conducted against a base used by the Americans in the East African country.

The JNIM amir frames the attacks as part of a growing wave of jihadist triumph and demonstrating the failure of the French project in the region. Also noteworthy is his framing of the attacks within the framework of a jihadist vision, as he speaks of aspirations for the return of the Caliphate.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Sat, November 9, 2019 12:14 PM  |  Permalink

لواء رجال الحرب: مقابلة حصرية

كما ذكرت سابقا تتكون قوات <<الجيش الوطني السوري>> المدعومة من قبل تركيا من تشكيلات قديمة وجديدة. ومن التشكيلات الجديدة لواء رجال الحرب الذي يعمل ضمن الفيلق الثاني للجيش الوطني السوري.

وقبل يومين أجريت مقابلة حصرية مع نائب قائد لواء رجال الحرب عن تأريخ التشكيل وسير عمليات <<نبع السلام>> ضد ما يسمى بقوات سوريا الديمقراطية (قسد).

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By أيمن جواد التميمي  |  Fri, November 8, 2019 5:12 AM  |  Permalink

The Men of War Brigade: Interview

As I noted previously, some of the factions of the Turkish-backed 'Syrian National Army"(SNA) are older groups, and some are newer formations. Like Division 20, the Men of War Brigade (Liwa Rijal al-Harb) is a newer group. The Men of War Brigade operates within the Second Legion of the SNA and has been participating in the 'Peace Spring' operations against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Fri, November 8, 2019 4:57 AM  |  Permalink

سيرة عبدالسلام جعفر من مرتبات القوة ٣١٣

شهدت جبهات ريف اللاذقية الشمالي اشتباكات عنيفة بين قوات الحكومة السورية من جهة والمسلحين من جهة اخرى. والقوة ٣١٣ وحدة من وحدات القوات الرديفة للجيش العربي السوري على هذه الجبهات. الجدير بالذكر ان القوة ٣١٣ تابعة لقوات الدفاع المحلي وترتبط بالحرس الثوري الإيراني فهي ضمن لواء العباس ضمن قوات الدفاع المحلي. ومؤخرا إرتقى مقاتل من مرتبات القوة ٣١٣ على هذه الجبهات. اسمه عبدالسلام جعفر الملقب بابو جعفر وسادون سيرته بشكل مختصر.

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By أيمن جواد التميمي  |  Thu, November 7, 2019 6:52 PM  |  Permalink

The Life of Abd al-Salam Ja'afar of the 313 Force

The north Latakia front has witnessed intense fighting recently between Syrian government forces and the rebels. Among the forces participating on the government side is the 313 Force, which is part of the Local Defence Forces and tied to the Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Recently, the 313 Force lost a fighter on this front called Abd al-Salam Ja'afar (Abu Ja'afar). I will document some of his life in this post.

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By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi  |  Thu, November 7, 2019 6:41 PM  |  Permalink

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