Free Syrian Army
The Syrian Liberation Army was officially founded on the 4th of June 2011. however the video announcement of this militia was only release on the 29th of July that year. They are a military and paramilitary group that, at the beginning of the Syrian protests in 2011, mobilized a group of opposition fighters against the government of Bashar al-Assad. Officially their mission is to protect civilians from government attacks. However, soon the activities of this militia group turned into guerrilla warfare, culminating with a head on clash with the loyalist forces. At the beginning of their activities, the Liberation Army was made up of defectors from the Syrian Armed Forces. Soon after however, from within, figures associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and fundamental Islam started to emerge. Today, control of the Liberation Army in the Syrian conflict appears to extremely fragmented and dominated my Islamic fundamentalist groups.