DAMASCUS SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – The Saudi-backed rebel group, Jaysh al-Islam, is undergoing a military reorganization in Syria’s north after the group’s defeat in East Ghouta.

Jaysh al-Islam leadership, currently based in Jarabulus of north Aleppo, has launched a recruiting campaign among refugees and evacuees from various Syrian areas to join their ranks for a $200 monthly salary.

Recruiters roamed tens of villages and towns in the sprawling countryside of Jarabulus and Afrin city, setting up offices to enroll the recruits . Militants of minor rebel groups in the area were also targeted by the campaign.

The strive to enlist more fighters and annex smaller factions was coupled with deals to purchase weapons and ammunition from local armed militias.

The group’s leader, Issam Buwaydani, toured the area days earlier and met with Syrian refugees and evacuees, vowing to carry out the fight against his enemies; namely the Islamic State and Kurdish militia, but without mentioning the Syrian Army.

Jaysh al-Islam left their longtime stronghold of Douma last month after accepting a surrender deal with the Syrian government. This came after the government troops waged a powerful assault in which they have retaken most of the East Ghouta region.

Zen Adra | AMN
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Sad to see so many young men signing their own death warrant :/

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These terrorists do not understand that their end is near when Syria-Hezbolah-Iran-Russia take Idlib area soon. They will not be able to continue destroying Syria.

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El objetivo será territorios Kurdos con apoyo Turco.

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ROFL! I wouldn’t even leave my bed and take a riffle for $200 a day. Actually, with losers than JaI, mercenaries should ask for $2000 a day and leave after 24 hours stealing the money of the whole battalion. In the gathering pictured, just throw a few grenades and take all their money and weapons as booty, then sell the weapons, you’ll end with several years of their pitiful salary. Muhahaha! With $200 you don’t even buy my shoes! Saudis are snakes and moreover, they’re greedy! Interesting point : for Yemen, they proposed $10 a day to former child-soldiers in… Read more »

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DBS, I agree 200 $$ per day is chicken shiit. But in Syria probably it is a lot of money. As the old saying goes beggars can’t be choosers. The people and the potential recruits should stay away from such groups and join the main stream in rebuilding back Syria. This war cannot go on and on and will at some point of time come to a grinding halt. In many pockets the war has ended. Even World Wars came to an end after the start date. JaI will no longer get any support and funding from Saoudi & Qattar… Read more »