Who are the green Battalion(Al Katibah Al Khadhraa’)?

The current Logo of the group:

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The Former Logo of the group:

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This is a battalion that first emerged in August 2013, the group has got the same aqidah of al wala’ wal baraa(love and disavowal for Allah’s sake), They make takfeer on those that rule by the laws that Allah has not revealed, they believe that the Jihad should carry on untill all the religion belongs to Allah.They are a typical Mujahideen group it shares an ideological affinity with The Islamic State but is in fact independent: something the battalion wished to emphasize in changing its emblem in mid-September 2013. Led by Saudi muhajireen but also having a native Syrian component.

However, the Green Battalion has conducted joint operations with both The Islamic State and Jabhatu Nusrah in the Qalamoun area of Damascus province and- as part of a wider front including prominent factions like Jaysh al-Islam(note: this group is nolonger Islamic) – in the offensive on regime-held zones of the desert areas of Homs governorate (e.g. the localities of Sakhna and Muhin in Wilayat al-Badiya – the desert province ), where the Green Battalion claimed to have seized a number of different types of weapons from regime forces. They also had a  joint operation with The Islamic State that captured the Qalamoun town of Deir Attiyeh (subsequently renamed Dar Ata’ by The Islamic State in light of the former name’s Christian connotations) from regime forces, only to see the locality reclaimed by the Syrian army in coordination with Shi’a militias.

Armaments seized in mid-November 2013 by the Green Battalion in Muhin, Homs governorate:

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Mohammed al-Harbi- Abu Eid: a Green Battalion commander who was killed during the group’s offensive in early August on the weapons depots of Dahna in Qalamoun:

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Ahmad Raed- Abu Ibrahim al-Ansari- a native Syrian fighter for the Green Battalion killed in the same place as Mohammed al-Harbi:

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Ahmad al-Jahani- Abu Badr al-Muwahhid- a Saudi martyr for the Green Battalion killed in late August in fighting in the Qalamoun area:

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Abdullah al-Mahoos- Abu Khattab al-Najadi- a Saudi martyr for the Green Battalion killed in late September in fighting in the Qalamoun area:

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Ahmad al-Bariki, a Khaleeji(from the Gulf) martyr and military official for the Green Battalion who died in the local hospital in Deir Attiyeh in late November 2013:

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Abd al-Hakeem al-Hadiri- “Hamza al-Najadi”- a Saudi martyr also killed in Deir Attiyeh:

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Abdullah al-Fantukh- Abu Ja’far al-Najadi- a Saudi martyr killed in Deir Attiyeh:

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Abu al-Laith al-Maqdisi, killed in Deir Attiyeh:
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Yasir al-Mustafa- Abu Ammar al-Diri- killed during the Syrian army’s offensive on Deir Attiyeh:
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The Green Battalion has also been keen to demonstrate outreach to locals and implementation of Islamic law.

Green Battalion provides sweets to children in Qalamoun on Eid al-Fitr:
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Green Battalion provides meat as food aid for locals in a number of Qalamoun towns for Eid al-Adha:

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In cooperation with the Islamic state and other Islamic groups,The Green Battalion clears out fields of hashish crop in Yabroud area, Damascus province:
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