Syrian Military Forms New Commando Force to Join War against Terrorists
The Syrian military says it has set up a new commando force, comprising volunteer fighters, to join the army soldiers and their allies in their campaign to rid the Arab country of terrorist groups.
In a statement released on Tuesday, the general command of the armed forces announced the formation of a Fifth Attack Troop Corps of volunteers tasked with eliminating terrorism alongside other Syrian forces fighting to return security and stability to the entire territory.
The unit was established "in response to the rapid development of events, to support the successes of armed forces and to meet people's wishes to put an end to terrorist acts in the Syrian Arab Republic, the statement added.
The Syrian army urged citizens interested in "achieving the final victory against terrorism" to sign up for the volunteer unit at recruitment centers across the country.
It further noted that those eligible to volunteer must be aged over 18 and not already eligible for military service or deserters.
State employees under one-year renewable contracts and the citizens, who had finished their military service, would also be accepted at the newly formed corps, the army pointed out.
Last year, the Syrian army announced the formation of its Fourth Corps, also an anti-terrorism force, soon after Russia began its aerial campaign against Daesh and other terror outfits in the Middle Eastern state country at the Damascus government's request, Press TV reported.
Source: Al Alam