REBEL GROUPS IN NORTHERN ALEPPO PROVINCE
Aug 29, 2012 – Jeffrey Bolling
- Syrian armed opposition groups in the Aleppo countryside have experienced substantial organizational growth in recent months.
- The emergence of the Tawhid Brigade marks a definitive development in Aleppo’s armed opposition movement: for the first time in the Syrian uprising, a unit has established a province-wide chain of command and is capable of coordinating operations between ideologically diverse battalions in conjunction with a provincial military council.
- Northern Aleppo rebel organizations have proven their ability to hold territory along the Aleppo-Gaziantep Highway north of Aleppo City, giving them the space to organize large-scale operations against regime garrisons and uncontested access to the Turkish border.