Syrian rebel groups Jaish al-Islam and Lewa’a Fajr al-Ummah claimed killing at least 55 regime soldiers in a retaliatory attack executed in reaction to the continuous bombing and use of banned weapons by the regime in east of Damascus.
Jaish al-Islam claimed to have “liberated” over 35 square kilometers in the mountains of Qalamoun, and vowed to continue its battles in the countryside of Homs, and attack the regime forces and the Islamic State (IS) in regions “dirtied” by them.
Jaish al-Islam’s Media Office released an infographic of its weekly military operations in Eastern al-Ghouta, claiming 67 casualties in the regime and aiding forces, and destroying 11 tanks and other military vehicles during the week of February 4-12, 2017.
Jaish al-Islam released an infographic reporting killing over 240 pro-regime militia forces during battles in Eastern Ghouta in January.
Five opposition factions in northern Syria announced their merger into the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement, which one jihadi media group spun as a positive outcome of the Ahrar al-Sham - Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) dispute.
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) claimed it was targeted by Suqoor al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam in separate attacks which it denounced, and expressed disbelief in being called “renegades of Islam” [term used for Islamic State fighters] by Suqoor al-Sham leader.
The General Forces Committee of Jaish al-Islam released an infographic reporting on the outcome of the battles involving the group in Eastern Ghouta during the second half of 2016.
Jaish al-Islam released a video biography highlighting Abu Hammam Essam al-Buwaydhani, its military commander who was appointed following the death of Zahran Alloush.
Twelve Syrian opposition factions jointly signed a statement criticizing the Syrian regime for breaking the terms of the ceasefire and threatening that the agreement will soon become "null and void".
The Levantine Front, Faylaq al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam (North), Suqoor al-Sham, and other rebel factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) announced an initiative to merge in one “strong coalition” against the Syrian regime.
Jaish al-Islam claimed killing over 300 regime and pro-regime militia forces in Eastern Ghouta in operations that took place during the month of November, 2016.
Ansar al-Sham Brigade, a Syrian rebel group that operates in Latakkia, announced a merger with Jaish al-Islam to fight the common enemies as one, and called upon all Syrian rebel factions to “take urgent and practical steps to unite the rank and unify the word.”
Groups within the Jaish al-Fath coalition reported capturing various areas previously lost to the regime forces in Aleppo, while killing “dozens” during clashes.
Jaish al-Islam claimed killing more than 135 Syrian regime soldiers in the course of 6 days in operations in Eastern Ghouta.
Jaish al-Islam claimed repelling attempted advances of the regime forces in Eastern Ghouta in violent clashes, during which the group announced killing at least 40 enemy forces, and destroying three tanks.
The General Commission of Eastern Ghouta released a statement encouraging the merger of rebel groups to fight under one command against the Syrian regime.
The Gaza-based, pro-Islamic State (IS) Army of Islam (Jaish al-Islam) released a video giving IS fighters encouragement in their battle to defend against the Mosul offensive.
Syrian rebel groups in Ghouta have joined forces to form al-Majd Brigades, in order to fight the Syrian regime and its allies as a united force.
Faylaq al-Sham, Jaish al-Islam, the Nuruddin al-Zinki Movement, and thirteen other rebel groups in Syria declared standing in support of the Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement “militarily, security-wise, and morally” following the group’s accusation that Jund al-Aqsa has ties to the Islamic State (IS).
Jaish al-Islam claimed battles against the Islamic State (IS) in Mount an-Naqb and confrontations with the Syrian regime forces near Ramousah in Rif Dimashq [Damascus countryside].