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Profile for al-Komeet Forces: a #Tiger_Forces "storming unit" from Tartous led by Firas Issa (pic 1).

Group is approx company-sized (~80 men) and is the *only* known TF unit fighting IS in south Syria (now moving to Lajat).
Al-Komeet is particularly interesting bc they have close ties to both #Hezbollah and Bustan Association.

While Tigers fought IS in Reef #Aleppo in Jan 2017, al-Komeet was fighting in #Qaryatayn w/ #Hezbollah & al-Rashashat Battalion of the Bustan Association.
Firas & al-Komeet also fought with #Hezbollah in #Boukamal #DeirEzZor in Dec 2017 (pic) and likely w/ them in #Suwayda now where they cont to operate alongside Bustan’s al-Rashashat Battalion.
Despite this relative independence, Firas has deep ties to the TF. He participated in the Shaer offensive in 2014/2015 and fought alongside the Cheetahs Groups during the Aleppo offensive in 2016.
The case of multiple affiliations is not unique to al-Komeet: some #Tiger_Forces units maintained ties to the #Desert_Hawks for years, others to the #LDF, #SSNP, and several are based around extensions of the #Makhlouf clan. More on these dual affiliations in my next article.
See this thread for a short profile of the #Tiger_Forces Abu Arab Groups from #Harasta #Damascus
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