Where Syrian rebels stand

There are approximately 100,000 rebel fighters in Syria split into about 1,000 groups with differing agendas. How the fighters divide as to their level of Islamist extremism: Linked to al-Qaida or its transnational cause National-secular rebels

20,000-25,000

10,000-12,000

Moderate Islamists (such as Muslim Brotherhood) linked to Western-backed political opposition

Islamists without links to foreign agendas

30,000

30,000-40,000

© 2013 MCT Source: IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre Graphic: Judy Treible

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