BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – All pro-government militias and paramilitaries in Syria will be discontinued after the upcoming offensives in the Dara’a and Al-Quneitra Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News this evening.

According to the source, all militias and paramilitaries will be discontinued and their fighters will be reenlisted in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), unless they have already fulfilled their military duty.

Of these paramilitaries and militias that will be discontinued, these were the groups named by the source:

  • National Defense Forces (NDF)
  • Syrian Marines
  • Military Shield Forces

With the discontinuation of these groups, only the Syrian military and federal police will be armed inside the country.

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What about all the armed Druze militias, I don’t know if the Russian’s and Assad will be able to convince them to give up their weapons, they’re the one group that really needs them. If they’re forced to give up their weapons and they’re attacked by Isis or anyone else, all bets will be off and Israel will send in jets to protect them. I don’t think they’ll be forced to disarm, maybe just the heaviest weapons, tanks artillery ect. I actually thought they might coordinate with Assad in the fight against the rebels.

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Israel already protected the Golan Druzes when their city (in Syrian Golan) was under the roaches’ attack a few months ago.
Armed Israeli Druzes crossed the border while several AH-64 gave air support.

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Yes I know but that’s Golan, most of the Druze militia’s in Syria are pro Assad with only a few of them fighting against the government. The Israelis won’t have a need to get involved anymore if the Russians and Assad can guarantee the Druze populations security. Making them secure in a country that hates them nearly as much as they hate the Jews is another thing, good luck Putin and Assad.

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Daruzi in Lebenon and Syria like Kurds got fooled to sell their country

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Don’t know what you’re talking about, Frank.

AFAIK, all Druze in Syria have been loyal to the government throughout this war.

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Josh is right. The Israeli’s would happily incorporate the Druze population and some of Syria’s territory into a greater Israel and even go to war to do it. Even though it was the Druze who first came into conflict with Assad even before the war began, they have in the most part stayed very loyal to Syria and Assad. The fact that they didn’t take advantage of this war and join forces with Israel to overthrow Assad and partition the country shows just how loyal they really are. There are a lot of different Druze militias in Syria 10, 20,… Read more »

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@Willing Conscience –

I’m thinking what will happen with Druze militia, NDF, and other local forces, is that they’ll simply be officially incorporated into Syrian military or police. More a formality to make them more official.

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NDF and 2 other Syrian government defence forces are to be disarmed and disbanded in Darra and then reassigned to the SAA, unless they’ve already done compulsory military service already. I think AMN has an article about it. I hadn’t thought of the pro Assad Druze doing anything other than just coordinating operations with the SAA, or maybe just keeping their weapons and protecting themselves. That however wouldn’t make all parties happy, and you’re suggestion that they could possibly join some sort of government security force is probably a better scenario, and what will probably happen. The Iranians wouldn’t object… Read more »