Free Syrian Army fighters battle with govt soldiers in streets of Aleppo
Al Jazeera meets Free Syrian Army fighters
Free Syrian Army forces storming Al-Khwein in rural Idlib
The Free Syrian Army is a loose faction in the Syrian Civil War founded on 29 July 2011 by officers of the Syrian Armed Forces who said their goal was to bring down the government of Bashar al-Assad. A formal organisation at its founding, its structure gradually dissipated by late 2012, and the FSA identity has since been used arbitrarily by various opposition groups.