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Assad’s Army and Intelligence Services: Feudalization or Structurization?

... Irregular Armed Groups in the Syria/Iraq Conflict Zone The Syrian crisis has made it possible for political institutions to acquire their own military formations. The Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party still has active squadrons, some of which are part of the 5th Corps. Eagles of the Whirlwind is the military wing of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. And the Syrian Resistance is a left-wing paramilitary group led by Mihrac Ural, who is considered a terrorist in Turkey. The formation of various paramilitary ...


The Fifth Assault Corps. Back to Order in Syria?

The Syrian experience may prove to be a model for a new approach to the organization of the army In November 2016, the Command of the Syrian Army announced the creation of a new military force, the Fifth Assault Corps. Since the Russian Aerospace Forces began their military operation in Syria in the fall of 2015, this is the second attempt to strengthen, qualitatively and quantitatively, the Syrian regular army which has been involved in an armed conflict for many years. Earlier, with Russia’s...


The Syrian Armed Forces Seven Years into the Conflict: From a Regular Army to Volunteer Corps

A large number of structures scattered and not fully controlled by Damascus lays a time bomb under Syria RIAC Working Paper “Proposals on Building a Regional Security System in West Asia and North Africa” The most serious problems of the regime during the initial stages of the war were manning the SAA, the absence of mobile forces and light infantry capable of quickly plugging in holes in the event of a threat arising and carrying out military operations in urban conditions and in areas with difficult...


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