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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016
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.
http://www.sabah.com.tr/dunya/2015/11/29/tasidigi-bayrak-kabrine-serildi - Sabah, 29 November 2015
https://mobile.twitter.com/CasualtyCounter/status/671642909024874500 - 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
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
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