BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Syrian military’s elite Tiger Forces have been renamed and placed under the command of the army’s central command, a communique said on Thursday.

According to the communique, the Tiger Forces have been renamed Division 25 Special Mission Forces.

Despite being renamed and put under the command of the military, the new division will retain their commander Major General Suheil Al-Hassan and their other officers.

The Tiger Forces first emerged in the Syrian War during the Hama, Aleppo, and eastern Homs battles; they would prove to be one of the most effective units in the military.

Some of their notable operations include lifting the sieges on the Aleppo Central Prison and Deir Ezzor city, along with retaking East Ghouta, Khan Sheikhoun, east Aleppo, Palmyra, and Al-Sukhneh.

As of now, the Division 25 Special Mission Forces are on the offensive at the key town of Ta’manah in southern Idlib.

If they are successful in taking control of Ta’manah, the Division 25 Special Mission Forces will likely be moved to the Al-Ghaab Plain front, where they will help the Republican Guard retake the northern part of this rural region.

 

 

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Earthrise
Earthrise
2019-08-29 11:03

They will always be The Tigers.

Ilya Ilyayev
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Ilya Ilyayev
2019-08-29 11:12

Why change a good recognized popular name? every country has a name for their special forces. Tiger Forces sounded audacious and bold.

Josh
Josh
2019-08-29 13:39
Reply to  Ilya Ilyayev

They’ll probably still be popularly known as the Tiger Forces!

Long Live Syria
Long Live Syria
2019-08-29 11:02

OLD WINE in NEW BOTTLE!

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Stern Daler
2019-08-29 12:31

Renaming will not alter the color of the Tigers stripes. LOL.

Sweet Robert
Sweet Robert
2019-08-29 14:09

NOOOOOOOOO.

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Steven Clark
2019-08-29 21:14

I think people will still call them Tigers..

Mohammed ali of
Mohammed ali of
2019-08-29 13:30

Political intrigues. Looks like someone didnt like their popularity.

AllahEatsPork
AllahEatsPork
2019-08-29 20:28

Oooooowe… “Tiger” forces… I can even hear their roar all the distance to the west coast of Amerika. This constant, “meow, meow, meow…”

Holohoax Shoah -6m
Holohoax Shoah -6m
2019-08-29 22:07
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I can hear from here the child murderers of the IDF making sounds like rats cuz that’s how filthy kîkes sound.