Photos Of Russians Training Syrian Regime Forces Near Damascus
Russian accounts, on social networking sites, posted photos of Russian officers training personnel of the Syrian regime forces, in the vicinity of the capital Damascus.
Yesterday, on Wednesday, September 25, a Telegram channel designated for the Russian training, posted photos it captioned as training of the Special Forces within the ranks of the Syria regime forces.
The channel reported that the training was held in the Ja’afar district, 30 kilometers away from the capital Damascus, most likely at the post of the 9th Division in the city of As Sanamayn, rural Daraa.
The photos feature Russian officers, as taking a role in the training of the Syrian regime forces on various types of weapons, in addition to attack and defense tactics.
The Russia Today has, yesterday, published a video of a military training underwent by the Syrian regime forces, specifically the Special Forces, under the supervision of Russian officers, where the troops were trained on “destroying an area fortified by assumptive terrorists.”
The channel also reported that the training was held in the presence of more than 50 journalists from different countries, most notably Greece, Spain, Italy and Canada, covering wrecking the ‘assumptive’ fortified opponent areas and equipping the military engineers with the expertise needed to undertake such a mission.
It was in September 2015 that Russia intervened in support of its ally, al-Assad, reigning control over most of the Syrian areas that the opposition once held, backed by its Special Forces and Air Force, which took and are yet taking a part in the military offensives, the last of which made a target of rural Idlib and Hama.
The Russian forces took the rein in Syria through spreading military police in the area’s controlled by the regime forces, covered by the Syrian Air Force, while it tries to restructure the Syrian Army compatible with its long-term interests.