Syrian Opposition Twitter Accounts

Many opposition groups provide a link to their Twitter accounts in their media — for example, Sham Legion.

Twitter is a key social media platform for opposition groups, along with Telegram, Facebook and Youtube. Most groups have a presence on the platform posting battlefield updates and news, in addition to many opposition leaders, fighters, civil organizations and activists. These accounts are often a valuable source of information regarding developments on the ground and behind the scenes.

The majority of official opposition group accounts post in Arabic. However, larger groups may have counterparts publishing in different languages. For example, Jaysh al-Islam operate accounts posting in over 10 different languages, including Japanese and Indonesian.

This list is, of course, a work in progress. Feel free to contact me if you think something is missing.

Islamist Opposition Groups

Jihadist groups

Free Syrian Army

Euphrates Shield

The narrow strip of land controlled by Turkish-backed forces as part of the now ended Euphrates Shield operation is a safe haven for FSA groups (credit: @FSAPlatform)

Free Syrian Army groups in the SDF

Operation Rooms/Coalitions

Local councils, humanitarian organizations and civil bodies and media

Syria Civil Defense, more commonly known as the White Helmets, is one civil organization well-established in Twitter, with over 102,000 followers on their main account.

Independent

Faction-affiliated

Local media

Activists/Activist Groups and Journalists

Activists from Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently have previously been caught and executed by the so-called Islamic State.

Opposition News Networks/Media Centres

Official Opposition Bodies

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