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Syria regime recruits 50,000 young men 

August 20, 2018 at 1:32 am

Turkish Army’s armoured vehicles are deployed near Syria’s Idli in Hatay, Turkey on 17 October 2017 [Cem Genco/Anadolu Agency]

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) stated that in the past five months, the Syrian regime had recruited 50 thousand young through recent reconciliations and settlements, especially in southern Syria.

The Observatory quoted its sources as saying that 30 thousand of the recruited members were from Daraa and Quneitra.

It pointed out that the recruitment operations have started in April from the governorates of Daraa and Quneitra, and from the south of Damascus, the towns of Ghouta in Eastern Damascus, Southern countryside of Damascus, Eastern Qalamoun, Al-Zabadani plain, Madaya, Wadi Barada, West of Damascus and Al-Tall area in the hinterland of the capital Damascus.

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the Turkish forces around of Idlib called to hold a meeting with representatives of the area of Jarjnaz after meeting representatives of Jisr Al-Shughur.

The Observatory continued that the meeting assured the citizens that there should be no fear from the Syrian regime’s operation in the north with the presence of Turkish forces.

Earlier on Friday, the Turkish army sent a convoy of new military reinforcements to its units deployed all along the Turkish-Syrian borders.

According to Turkish military sources, the convoy of reinforcements includes trucks that have arrived in Hatay Province, southern Turkey, from different military units in the country.

The sources explained that the trucks were loaded with M60T tanks, which had been developed by ASELSAN, a Turkish defence weapons corporation.