Syrian fighters ready to join next phase of Ukraine war

They think fighters from Syria are more likely to be deployed in coming weeks, specifically after Putin called Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, who commanded the Russian military in Syria, as the brand-new war leader in Ukraine.Though some question how effective Syrian fighters would be in Ukraine, they might be brought in if more forces are needed to besiege cities or to make up for increasing casualties. Dvornikov is well familiarized with the multiple paramilitary forces in Syria trained by Russia while he supervised the strategy of ruthlessly besieging and bombarding opposition-held cities in Syria into submission.”Russia is preparing for a greater battle” in Ukraine and Syrian fighters are most likely to take part, said Ahmad Hamada, a Syrian army defector who is now a military analyst based in Turkey.Syria observers and activists say the Russians have actually been actively recruiting in Syria for the Ukraine war, particularly among Russian-trained combatants.Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war display, reported that so far about 40,000 individuals have actually signed up– 22,000 with the Russian military and about 18,000 with the Russian private contractor Wagner Group.Around 700 members of al-Hassans 25th Special Missions Forces Division, known in Syria as the “Tiger Force,” left Syria over the previous weeks to battle along Russian forces, Abdurrahman said. It was involved in a monthslong Russian-backed project into the rebels last enclave, situated in the northwest province of Idlib, which ended in March 2020 with government forces capturing an important north-south highway– though rebels stay in control of the enclave.Al-Hassan “is one of Russias guys and Russia will depend on him,” said Omar Abu Layla, a Europe-based activist who runs the DeirEzzor 24, a Syria war tracking group.Hundreds of fighters from the 5th Division and the Quds Brigade have signed up at Russias Hmeimeem base in western Syria, which is leading recruitment efforts, and are waiting for orders, he said.In late March, a Russian-trained force known as the “ISIS Hunters” militia, which battled for years versus IS, posted an advertisement calling on guys aged 23 to 49 to come forward for screening, stating those who pass the test and are discovered ideal will be called on later.So far, about 100 males have registered their names in the southern province of Sweida, according to Rayan Maarouf of Suwayda24, an activist collective that covers IS activities in the Syrian desert.

They think fighters from Syria are more likely to be deployed in coming weeks, specifically after Putin called Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, who commanded the Russian armed force in Syria, as the new war leader in Ukraine.Though some question how reliable Syrian fighters would be in Ukraine, they could be brought in if more forces are needed to besiege cities or to make up for rising casualties.”Russia is preparing for a greater battle” in Ukraine and Syrian fighters are likely to take part, stated Ahmad Hamada, a Syrian army defector who is now a military expert based in Turkey.Syria observers and activists say the Russians have been actively hiring in Syria for the Ukraine war, especially amongst Russian-trained combatants.Rami Abdurrahman, who heads the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war display, reported that so far about 40,000 individuals have signed up– 22,000 with the Russian military and about 18,000 with the Russian private contractor Wagner Group.Around 700 members of al-Hassans 25th Special Missions Forces Division, known in Syria as the “Tiger Force,” left Syria over the previous weeks to combat along Russian forces, Abdurrahman said. It was involved in a monthslong Russian-backed project into the rebels last enclave, situated in the northwest province of Idlib, which ended in March 2020 with federal government forces recording an essential north-south highway– though rebels remain in control of the enclave.Al-Hassan “is one of Russias males and Russia will depend on him,” said Omar Abu Layla, a Europe-based activist who runs the DeirEzzor 24, a Syria war monitoring group.Hundreds of fighters from the 5th Division and the Quds Brigade have actually registered at Russias Hmeimeem base in western Syria, which is leading recruitment efforts, and are waiting for orders, he said.In late March, a Russian-trained force known as the “ISIS Hunters” militia, which combated for years versus IS, posted an ad calling on men aged 23 to 49 to come forward for screening, stating those who pass the test and are found appropriate will be called on later.So far, about 100 guys have actually registered their names in the southern province of Sweida, according to Rayan Maarouf of Suwayda24, an activist cumulative that covers IS activities in the Syrian desert.

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