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Syrian Support Group

Syrian Support Group
Founded December 2011 (December 2011)
Headquarters Washington, D.C., United States

The Syrian Support Group (SSG) was a Washington, D.C.-based Free Syrian Army (FSA). The Syrian Support Group provided non-lethal aid to units of the FSA which it determined had no affiliation with extremist groups such as the Al-Nusra Front.


  • History 1
  • Funding 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4


A team of Syrian expatriates, led by Ontario resident Louay Sakka, founded the SSG when they came to the conclusion that armed revolution was necessary.[2]

On 23 July 2012, the U.S. Department of State. A copy of SSG's OFAC license can be viewed in full here.

In February 2013, the Chief of Staff of the Syrian opposition's Supreme Military Council, General Salim Idris, agreed to work with international governments via the Syrian Support Group in order to secure equipment for his fighters. General Idris also signed the Syrian Support Group's Proclamation of Principles on behalf of the Supreme Military Council.

On 30 April 2013, the Syrian Support Group provided logistics and transport for United States aid to the Free Syrian Army. The aid, which included $8 million in MREs and WALK kits (Warrior Aid and Litter Kits), is currently being distributed from warehouse facilities in northern Aleppo. This aid distribution has expanded into several additional shipments of food and medical supplies, totaling over $10 million.

In July 2013, a

  1. ^ "Demise of group backing moderate Syria rebels is a warning for U.S.". McClatchy. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Syrian Rebels Are Getting Serious Help From A House In Suburban Ontario". Vice Magazine. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "U.S. eases arms purchases for Syrian rebels". McClatchy. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "West's main aid group for Syrian rebels collapses into disarray". Daily Telegraph. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "SSG’s Statement in Response to Defamatory Article in The Daily Telegraph". Syrian Support Group Policy blog. 1 August 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sayers' letter to the editor of the Daily Telegraph"
  7. ^ Casey, Brad (November 28, 2012). "Organizing the Free Syrian Army". Vice. Vice. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 


  • Policy Blog
  • Syrian Support Group on Facebook (Arabic)
  • Syrian Support Group on Twitter

External links

The Syrian Support Group relied on private donations to support its operations.[7]


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