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Evolution of the Syrian Military: Main Trends and Challenges

... tasks which is now not the case in Syria. In 2015, Moscow initiated formation of the 4 th corps which consisted of different militia and armed groups operating in Latakia and was under direct command of the SAA. Later in 2016, Russia created and trained 5th Corps which unites different NDF groups and former Syrian army defectors who decided to realign. In 2015, Russian military helped to restructure Tiger Forces and since then has been providing weapons, advisors and air support. This was an important ...


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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