DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:40 P.M.) – On Tuesday afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army’s High Command announced the creation of the 5th Corps after restructuring several units in the armed forces.

The 5th Army Corps will be comprised of several newly formed divisions and brigades that will be structured similar  to the other 4 army corps in the Syrian Arab Army.

According to a military source in Damascus, the 5th Corps will have training bases all over Syria, with one of the largest camps located in the Rif Dimashq town of Qatana.

Qatana is already home to the Syrian Arab Army’s 10th Armored Division, so the additional soldiers in the 5th Corps will likely share the facilities.

The 5th Army Corps will also take over the 15th Special Forces Division base in Al-Sweida; this camp has been relatively unused since the special forces moved to Latakia, Damascus, and Tartous.

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2016-11-23 02:17

Could be much more interesting to create the kinda air-battalion I always described using a good hundred COIN propeller aircrafts and getting 20-30 medium cargos like An-12, An-26 or their Chinese copies preferably on 2nd hand market and making them gunships, AC-130 Spectre style. Propellers have a serious advantage over jets and even gunship-choppers when it comes to both cost and loitering times so nonetheless, you can buy much more of them but you are also a permanent air support capability to create practical huge no-drive-zones at low cost thus totally disrupting enemies’ operations while the boots clean large areas… Read more »