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-Islam according to its 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-Islam as "Core" than any other category. A prime actor assessed as Core is seen as wholly committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria. This is the mission of the organization.
Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
"They want to join the Free Syrian Army. Influence will increase if they do.” (230784)
"Low influence since their leader was killed.” (230713)
"They are much weaker now, especially since the assassination of their leader, and the situation in Aleppo. They may strengthen if the regime falls. They may be important to the reconstruction.” (233881)
Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
“Similar ideologically to Jaish Al Fatah. They want an Islamic state supporting Sharia.” (221641)
“100% pro-Syrian government. They are the ones who the regime trained in prison. They protect the border of Damascus. They were exposed when they allowed the displacement of Daraya. They are financed by the Saudis and Syria.” (220291)
“They have more intellectual people in the political class.” (221641)
“The number of fighters and their religious affiliation. They are also close to the capital.” (223911)
“They are the only group in eastern Damascus. They have a lot of leverage over the government because of their location. They can bomb the government. Also in Aleppo.” (221951)
Round 1 statements (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“Similar to Arhar Al Sham - more moderate, very popular, provide services.” (212041)