Hamza Division (Aleppo)

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The al-Hamza Division (Arabic: فرقة الحمزة) is a Syrian rebel group in northwestern Syria affiliated with the Syrian National Army, trained and equipped by the United States, the United Kingdom and Turkey as part of the Syrian Train and Equip Program. Formed in 2013, it cooperates with the Turkish Armed Forces in the Turkish occupation of northern Syria.

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Hamza Division
فرقة الحمزة
Furqat al-Hamza
  • Brig. Gen. Sayf Balud ("Sayf Abu Bakr")[1][2]
  • Lt. Abdullah Halawa[3]
  • Abu Jalal[4]
  • Hasan Abdullah Kulli Kurdish Falcons Brigade[5]
  • Yasser Abu al-Sheikh [6]
Dates of operation2013–present
  • Hamza Brigade
  • Northern Thunder Brigade
  • Mare' Resistance Brigade
  • Special Operations Brigade
  • Dhi Qar Brigade
  • Kurdish Falcons Brigade[5]


HeadquartersMare, Aleppo Governorate
Active regionsAleppo Governorate
Size2,200+ (self-claim, September 2017)[3]
  • 900 (February 2017)[7]
Part ofSyrian opposition Syrian National Army
AlliesFlag_of_Turkey.svg Turkey
Flag_of_the_United_States.svg United States (until 2016)
Flag_of_Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan[8]
Flag_of_the_al-Moutasem_Brigade.png Al-Mu'tasim Brigade
Liwa_Ahfad_Saladin_variant_opposition_flag.svg Liwa Ahfad Saladin
Flag_of_the_Sultan_Murad_Brigade.png Sultan Murad Division
Levant Front
OpponentsAQMI_Flag_asymmetric.svg Islamic State
Flag_of_Syrian_Democratic_Forces.svg Syrian Democratic Forces
Flag_of_Syria.svg Syrian Arab Armed Forces
Flag_of_Libya.svg Libyan National Army
Flag_of_the_Syrian_revolution.svg Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement (since 2017)[9]
Flag_of_the_Syrian_revolution.svg Ahrar al-Sharqiya
Flag_of_Ahrar_ash-Sham.svg Ahrar al-Sham
Flag_of_Armenia.svg Armenia[8]
Flag_of_Artsakh.svg Artsakh[8]
Battles and warsSyrian Civil War

Second Libyan Civil War (since 2020)[10]


2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war[8][11]
Preceded by
Hamza Battalion

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