Lebanon/Syria Active Groups

March 02, 2017
Lebanon/Syria Active Groups
In fall 2016, a small group of interns from the Hague University of Applied Sciences started a research project on active (armed) groups in Lebanon and Syria. The team consists out of four students; Nadia Ben Hadj, Rita Auro, Ritesh Jagroep and Samia Omar. They looked at the background, leadership, ideology, resources, locations, targets & tactics, attacks and linkages of the groups. They also made quick to read one page fact sheets. 

Below you will find the actor map of the groups active in the region and how they relate to one another. If you wish read more about a group in detail, click on the flag below the actor map to see the quick fact sheet of that group.

Free Patriotic Movement (02-03-2017)


Jabhat al-nusra - jabhat fatah al-sham (02-03-2017)

Marada Movement -Tayyar al-Marada (02-03-2017)


 Arabic Democratic Party-Hizb al-Arabi al Demoqrati (02-03-2017)


Fatah al-Islam (02-03-2017)


Amal Movement - Harakat Amal (02-03-2017)


Hezbollah (02-03-2017)


The League of Partisans - Asbat al- Ansar (02-03-2017)


THE POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND – AL JABHAT AL-SHAABIYA LI TAHRIR FALESTINE AL QA’ID AL AAM (02-03-2017)


Free Syrian Army (02-03-2017)


Islamic State (02-03-2017)



People's Protection Unit (02-03-2017)


Syrian Democratic Forces (02-03-2017)


Syrian Government (02-03-2017)


Syrian National Coalition (02-03-2017)


Syrian National Council (02-03-2017)


The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (02-03-2017)