Jaish al-Izzah

Army of Glory
جيش العزة
Jaysh al-Izza

Participant in the Syrian Civil War

Logo of the Army of Glory

Logo of the Army of Glory
Active 2013–present
Leaders Maj. Jamil al-Saleh[1]
Headquarters Al-Lataminah, Hama Governorate[1]
Area of operations
Strength 1,500 (late 2015)[1]
Part of Syrian opposition Free Syrian Army
Jaysh al-Nasr (formerly)[2]
North Hama Countryside Operations Room[3]
Battles and wars

Syrian Civil War

Website http://alazaarmy.com/

Jaish al-Izzah or the Army of Glory (Arabic: جيش العزة), formerly the Gathering of Glory ((Arabic: تجمع العزة ،-Tajammuh al-Izzah), is a Syrian rebel group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army active in northwestern Syria, mainly in the al-Ghab Plain in northern Hama and its surroundings. The group have been supplied with anti-tank missiles by the United States,[1] including 9K111 Fagots and BGM-71 TOWs.[4][2]


On 30 September 2015, the first day of the Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War, 2 Russian bombs with 8-10 submunitions struck the group's headquarters and arm depots in a cave in the village of Al-Lataminah in northern Hama.[1][5]

During the 2016 Hama offensive in September 2016, Jaish al-Izza used a BGM-71 TOW missile to blow up a low-flying Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter, which they alleged to be Russian.[6]


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