Who are the armed factions in Syria's civil war?

Despite the announcement of the ceasefire in Syria which was brokered between Turkey and Russia in December of last year, Syrian opposition forces remain fractured and divided.

Ahrar al-Sham, lead by Abu Ammar al-Umar, is supported by Turkey and fights alongside its military forces targeting ISIS positions in Aleppo’s northern countryside of al-Bab as part of Operation Euphrates Shield. There are ongoing disputes amongst the group’s leadership, with some leaders seeking to break away to join Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS).

JFS, which was previously called Jabhat al-Nusra, was not included in the Syria ceasefire because of their links to al-Qaeda. The group has been the target of coalition airstrikes, one in which 25 of their members were killed in Sarmada, Idlib on Tuesday.