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The Druze Militias of Southern Syria - Middle East Forum

The most prominent name for Druze militias appears to be "Jaysh al-Muwahhideen" ("Army of the Monotheists/Unitarians"), echoing the Druze's self-description as "muwahhideen" emphasizing the strict unity of God. Most notably, here is a video from the ...

The Jaysh al-Muwahhideen or Jaysh Abu Ibrahim is a Druze militant group in Syria. Their name means "Army of Monotheists" or "Army of Unitarians". The group mainly operates in the Suwayda, Deraa, Damascus and other regions where the Druze are concentrated and announced their formation in the beginning of 2013. The leadership describes the group as Unitarian Druze engaging in defensive jihad, but has also been described as supporters of Bashar al-Assad and his government. It operates largely in Jabal al-Arab or Mountain of the Arabs, also known as Jabal ad-Druze, a mountainous area of Suwayda governorate as well as the Jabal al-Sheikh area in Damascus governorate, areas primarily inhabited by Druze. The group was set up in response to attacks on Druze civilians. The group commemorates anti-colonial figures such as Sultan al-Atrash, who was a prominent Arab Druze chieftain.

Jaysh al-Muwahhideen
Participant in the Syrian Civil War
Jaysh al-Muwahhideen Logo.jpg
Jaysh al-Muwahhideen logo
Civil flag of Jabal ad-Druze (1921-1936).svg
Druze flag used by Jaysh al-Muwahhideen
Active 2013 – present
Ideology Protects and upholds the interests and rights of the Druze sect in Syria
Leaders Abu Ismail Ibrahim Al-Tamimi
Area of operations Aleppo Governorate, As-Suwayda Governorate, Deraa Governorate, Damascus Governorate
Allies Syrian Armed Forces
Hezbollah
al-Abbas brigade
Ba'ath Brigades
Popular Committees
Opponents Syria Free Syrian Army
Islamic Front
Al-Nusra Front
Battles and wars Syrian Civil War
Daraa and As-Suwayda offensive (June 2015)
Battle of Dama

The Jaysh al-Muwahhideen or Jaysh Abu Ibrahim (Arabic: جيش الموحدين‎‎) is a Druze militant group in Syria. Their name means "Army of Monotheists" or "Army of Unitarians". The group mainly operates in the Suwayda, Deraa, Damascus and other regions where the Druze are concentrated and announced their formation in the beginning of 2013. The leadership describes the group as Unitarian Druze engaging in defensive jihad, but has also been described as supporters of Bashar al-Assad and his government. It operates largely in Jabal al-Arab or Mountain of the Arabs, also known as Jabal ad-Druze, a mountainous area of Suwayda governorate as well as the Jabal al-Sheikh area in Damascus governorate, areas primarily inhabited by Druze. The group was set up in response to attacks on Druze civilians. The group commemorates anti-colonial figures such as Sultan al-Atrash, who was a prominent Arab Druze chieftain.