AT A GLANCE - Rebel groups in Syria

Al-Nusra Front fighters stand among destroyed buildings near the front line in Yarmuk Photo: AFP/Getty
Jabhat al Nusra:
Al Qaeda's official Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al Nusra, is one of the most powerful armed groups in Syria.
Jaish al-Fateh: 
A coalition of seven rebel groups, dominated by Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al Sham, a more moderate Islamist group. The two enjoy an uneasy relationship.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant:
The brutal extremist group which has established what it describes as an 'Islamic Caliphate' across swathes of Iraq and Syria.
Tajammu al-Izzah:
A rebel group apparently targeted by Russian airstrikes in northern Hama at the end of September 2015. Aligned with the relatively moderate Free Syrian Army and thought to be part of a CIA-backed training programme. 
Free Syrian Army:
This group of largely moderate fighters who initially dominated Syria's uprising. Often marginalised by more radical groups, but an important presence in the south and parts of the north.


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