Round 3, July 2017. العربية
20 local, regional, and international organizations most influential in the life of Syria (prime actors) named and ranked Jaish al-Fatah according to their influence. In the chart below, the left column ranks prime actors, from most influential (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
More prime actors assess Jaish al-Fatah as "Opportunistic" than any other category. A prime actor assessed as Opportunistic is seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves their own interests.
Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
"Not a faction; it's a headquarter for coordination. They are all Islamists. They have a role now in Idlib.” (233881)
Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
“Radical Islamists, Sunni, fighting for everything the regime took from them. They are closest to the Muslim Brotherhood. They have a large military wing. They are trying to be more moderate than Fath Al Sham or ISIL. They want Syria to be a moderate Islamist state. They only exist in a few regions, Idlib and south of Aleppo. They want Syria to be strong, but only as an Islamic state. They will enact laws to force fines on non-Muslims.” (221641)
“It's a coalition. Some say they are with the Free Syrian Army. Others say they are a repression instrument on the coalition by Assad. No one wants them to come near them.” (220291)
“Coalition of many military factors. Much of the region (Idlib, Hama, the north) is under their control. They are military force with many jihadists joining on a daily basis. Al Nusra is the spinal cord of Jaish Al Fatah.” (223881)
Round 1 statements (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“They are a coalition receiving some external funding.” (216921)
“By working jointly, the member groups have been able to coordinate anti-tank missiles, light arms, and funding from nations like Saudi Arabia and Turkey, who have allegedly selected "pet" fronts to fund due to slight ideological distinctions.” (216921)