Faylaq al-Rahman’s decline in East Ghouta

Formed in November of 2013 in Damascus governorate, Faylaq al-Rahman is one of the larger groups operating in East Ghouta representing the declining, more moderate section of Syrian rebellion. Faylaq al-Rahman was created by the merger of Liwa al-Bara (Bara Brigade) and Liwa Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (Abu Musa al-Ash’ari Brigade) under the leadership of defected Syrian Arab Army captain and leader of Liwa al-Bara Abdul Nasser Shmeir (Abu Nasr).

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