Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya
|Lions of the East Army|
Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya |
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
|Active||January 2015 - Present|
|Area of operations||
Rif Dimashq Governorate|
|Part of||Authenticity and Development Front(former)|
Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo|
New Syrian Army
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|
Syrian Armed Forces
National Defense Force
|Battles and wars||Syrian Civil War|
The Lions of the East Army (Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya) is a Syrian rebel group formed in January 2015 and is based in eastern Syria. It captured American made BGM-71 TOW from ISIL in the eastern Qalamoun on 1 January 2015. The group where also active in Damascus since 28 January 2015. It mainly focused on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the eastern desert area of Syria, where it gained control over large areas in March 2015.
In late November 2015, many of Jaysh Usud al-Sharqiya dissolved into their ally the New Syrian Army.
A month later they left Authenticity and Development Front.
- "The Syrian Rebellion Observatory". The Syrian Rebellion Observatory. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
- "Syria Direct: News Update 4-20-15". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- ثوار القلمون يطردون تنظيم "الدولة" من مناطق جديدة
- "Green lemon". Twitter.