BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian military is preparing to decommission several units and soldiers that have served for most of the war, a source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon.
According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will discharge soldiers that have served at least five years and decommission a number of units they served in.
This move by the Syrian Arab Army comes as the military attempts to shift to post-war Syria, which will rely more on police units and less on infantry and armored personnel.
Earlier this year, the Syrian Arab Army discharged thousands of soldiers that served in the military since the 2011 draft year.
The 2012 and 2013 draftees were informed that they would later be discharged once the situation in Idlib is settled.
For many of the soldiers from the 2012 and 2013 conscription years, they have fought in some of the most gruesome battles this war has seen; these include the Aleppo, East Ghouta, and Daraa campaigns.