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 of Syrian National Army
Allies Turkey
 United States (until 2016)
Al-Mu'tasim Brigade
Liwa Ahfad Saladin
Sultan Murad Division
Levant Front
Opponents Islamic State
Syrian Democratic Forces
Syrian Arab Armed Forces
Libyan National Army
Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement (since 2017)[9]
Ahrar al-Sharqiya
Ahrar al-Sham
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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