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Syrian Turkmen Brigades (Syria)

Syrian Turkmen Army - Suriye Türkmen Ordusu/Cephesi

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[Syrian Turkmen Brigades] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

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The Turkish newspaper "Sabah" reported on 29 November 2015 the death of Ahmed Abdullah, a member of the Syrian Turkmen Brigades, a group fighting the Syrian government in the Bayırbucak region. The region, which has a long border with Turkey and a dominant Syrian Turkmen majority, is regularly targeted by Russian air raids.
The flag is celestial blue with white charges: a crescent and star and the shahada along the top of the flag.  - Sabah, 29 November 2015 - Twitter; 1 December 2015
Ivan Sache, 28 May 2016

The Syrian Turkmen Brigades (also called the Syrian Turkmen Army) (Turkish: Suriye Türkmen Ordusu/Cephesi) had already been mentioned here in the "Syrian Civil War 2011-onwards" section but no flag had been identified up to now. It is the military wing of the Syrian Turkmen Assembly.
Esteban Rivera, 28 May 2016

Another flag used by the Brigades is celestial blue with a white crescent and star and a thin vertical white stripe placed close to the hoist. This flag was reported by Tomislav Todoroviĉ among the flags of the Syrian Democratic Turkmen Movement.
The flag was seen during the press conference of t1he Syria Turkmen Revolutionary Military Council announcing the unification of all Turkmen brigades in northern Syria.
Accordingly, this flag could be more "official" that the flag  inscribed with the "shahada". It seems to be used only in military contexts (but, unfortunately, there is little chance of seeing in another context). It might be "re-assessed" as the flag of the Syrian Turkmen Brigades.
Ivan Sache, 29 May 2016