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Volunteer army in Syrian Latakia defends area from militants  
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Authorities in Latakia district, Northern Syria, have created a
volunteer army to help the National Syrian Army defend the area from the

"We train the volunteers of the National Defence Force so that they are
ready to fight on the streets, ready for quick war operations in which
they will attack militants. We also train them to conduct special
operations and to be able to use all types of weapons", says an

Volunteers take part in intensive military exercises. People who have
served in the army may join the National Defence Force, after a
commission is sure they were not convicted of serious crimes like murder
and robbery.

New troops include soldiers of different ages, communities and professions.

"I am an engineer, and I decided to enter the National Defence Forces in
order to support our army. This is our duty, to stand by its side, to

Added: Jan-29-2013 Occurred On: Jan-29-2013
By: Sircliffe
Tags: syria, uprising
Location: Latakia, Latakia Governorate, Syria (load item map)
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