Jund Ash Sham aka Jund al-Sham (Arabic:جند الشام) (Soldiers of Damascus) is an anti-Fatah Sunni Muslim group formed in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in 2004 and is considered a splinter group of Osbat al-Nour. Jund Ash Sham has claimed responsibility for the car bomb assassination of Hezbollah official Ghaleb Awwali claiming that the assassination was part of a plan to eradicate Shiite heresy. Later however a man claiming to be the group's leader denied any involvement. The group is now headed by Abu Youssef Sharqieh, former Fatah official.
Jund Ash Sham's military wing is headed by Imad Yassin, a dropout from Abu Mohjen's Osbat al-Ansar which has long been blacklisted by the United States as a terrorist faction linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network.
The Dinniyeh group is said to have merged into Jund al-Sham. Dinniyeh leader Bassam Ahmad al-Kanj was killed in an uprising in the mountains of Dinniyeh in January 2000. The Dinniyeh group then found shelter in Ayn al-Hilweh.
In October 2003 Jund Ash-Sham fought with a Nasserist group outside Ain Al-Helwa. 4 people were injured.
In July 2005, Jund Ash Sham faxed a threat to assassinate several prominent Hezbollah allies and leaders, including former spiritual leader Sayyed Hussein Fadlallah, to the Shiite Fatwa Center in Tyre.
In October 2005, Jund al-Sham threatened to slaughter the German prosecutor Detlev Mehlis, who was heading the UN inquiry into the assassination of Rafik Hariri. Claiming that Mehlis was connected with Israel.