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Suqur al-Izz

Not yet designated as terrorist by a Western country

Base of operations: Syria

Background: Aymenn al-Tamimi

Suqur al-Izz ("Falcons of Might" in English) is a jihadi group founded in Latakia in early 2013 by Saudi foreign fighters. It participated in a foreign-fighter-led offensive on Alawite areas of Latakia province in summer 2013, resulting in allegations of massacres of civilians by Suqur al-Izz and others (including the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) as documented by Human Rights Watch. Though officially starting out as independent, Suqur al-Izz has in practice been closer to Jabhat al-Nusra than the Islamic State, and following a dry-up of private support from the Gulf, the group has been de facto subsumed under Jabhat al-Nusra's wing since March 2014. In July 2014, members formally joined Jabhat al-Nusra as part of the emirate project announced by Nusra leader Abu Muhammad al-Jowlani.

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