The Arab Syndicate is a villainous organization involved in the Cold War II series and an enemy of the European Intelligence Network. The organization is based mostly in the Middle East but it also has alliances in Afghanistan and East Turkey.
History and origins
The Arab Syndicate's origins can be traced back to the end of the Syrian Civil War in 2020 but even though the War had ended the Middle East and indeed the world had the problems of the Islamic State which still had it's place in Iraq and other controlling territories.
At first the Syndicate was shown as being heroic as it managed to control ISIL and killed off many of it's leaders and with the assistance of the world ISIL was defeated with it's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi being killed in Syria. With his death other fighters began laying down their arms but though the Syndicate helped the West it immediately refused to give up any hostages.
Ali Khan quickly became more and more Anti-Western deeming Western punishments as too lax and many Western Army commanders having a gross amount of unconcern for their troops so as he slowly began to gain control of the situation he expelled all Western troops out of the Middle East then with the West out of the Middle East Khan allowed his associates in other countries to gain control giving the Syndicate control over the Middle East as far as Algeria.
While the Syndicate only appears in the series (The Scandinavian Alliance is the main antagonist in it's spin off The Recruits and the Syndicate and Company for the Sheltering of Crime figures and members in Latin America and Europe is the main antagonist in it's feature Agents of Tomorrow), Arabs are also characters in The Rise and Fall of Veronica Ravenshaw though these are not related to the Syndicate.
The organization is also mentioned in the aforementioned story as it is set as the end of the Syrian Civil War.
|Rahman Ali Khan||Believed to be about 38|
|Salim Abdullah Saleh||47|
|Nasrallah al Qudsi||43|
|Zayed bin Assad||33|
|Sultan bin Thani||48|
|Ali Mohammed bin Nahyan||32|
|Manal Khan||About 36|
Allies in East Turkey
Whislt the Syndicate has allies in Afghanistan and East Turkey most of these are unseen and those who are met by E.I.N agents tend to be female but there also male allies of the Syndicate in East Turkey.
Symbols and vehicles
In the current situation and in the past, the Arab Syndicate adapted many forms of the black standard. These could include a plain black flag and many Jihadist flags with either yellow or white text including the Shahada. Today, the black standard flags still exist but the Syndicate add a new symbol:
This symbol is a white scimitar in the middle of a green background with two pieces of Arabic text with it; One above the sword and the other below it. The symbol is largely seen in the headquarters of Rahman Ali Khan and often seen in other Arab homes.
Some of its symbols are also used for many Animalian resistance groups most notably the Animalian Mujahideen, the Animalian military students, the Animalian Resistance Army and the Dictatorship and Persecution Resistance Army.
The Syndicate's presence on the street is far more prominent than the likes of U.T.O.C.I.P or the Jewish Arab Alliance as the organization is largely recognized through technicals and gun trucks prowling the streets. The song Ardulfurataini Watan is also a common song to be heard in Syndicate controlled territory and it is also played by East Turkey to show an alliance and it is also used as a song by the Jewish-Arab Alliance.