Armed female civilians of Deir Ezzor have sworn to defend the besieged city from ISIS, and swore loyalty to President al-Assad.

With ISIS splitting the Deir Ezzor Airbase from the city proper, it has made supply runs to the besieged city a dangerous task as its civilians face a humanitarian crisis because of the lack of food and water.

The women in the video describe their attempts to join the front lines with the Syrian Army to fight against ISIS, but being refused.

Despite the onslaught and threat of ISIS, the Syrian Army has not yet called upon the 120,000+ besieged civilians who are loyal to the Army and government to fight against the approximate 14,000 terrorist fighters.

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A Volkssturm like movement can only buy time while it takes heavy causalities. Hope it does not get that far. p.s. Even a Volkssturm style defense is better than getting slathered like sheep.

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And what is giving you idea that civilian population is ready to fight for Assad??? All I did see on this video (first one of this sort) is few dozens people (out of 120 000????). Personally I guess locals dont see difference between SAA+, ISIS or any other gang fighting over Syria. All around Syria you can see that SAA+ units (except for Tigers, Hez, Iranians controled millitias and few others special units) are not prepared to die for Assad and they run in first sign of pressure. They have got great material dominance, absolute air dominance …. and still… Read more »
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Why? Those who stayed in the town own a house there or are to poor to move or their families sided with the government. IS is known to and has already in Deir Ezzor and Palmyra killed family of government militia, soldiers, policemen, archeologists… So all whose family sided with the government will likely fight if capable, needed and given the option because they themselves or their families are in personal danger. No matter whether they like Assad. Food in besieged Deir Ezzor is very expensive – the poor have probably left for IS territory – unless they prefer the… Read more »
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while you are right about the Volksstrum units , in this case the balance equation regarding numbers is almost the opposite that for WWII, given that ISIS had only 14000 to be spread against the whole front in D. Ezzor, it only has a few thanks BMPs and thechnicals, and it could be facing 20000 inexperienced but able Men if Dezzor is armed by the Govt. While German Volksstrum units in berlin totalled 60000 (and a worn doown 770000 Strong Whermacht against 2.5 miliion Soviets armed with 40000 artillery pieces and 6500 tanks dedicated to Berlin front with unhindered resuply.
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I merely said that Volkssturm like untrained units take heavy casualties and only buy time. No matter whether they are a psychological nightmare to the attacker. Not only heavy but disproportionately heavy in the sense of low kill ratio is better for understanding. p.s. Berlin is probably a bad example. Untrained units and men can be of some use in their urban native turf. Some German generals did not want to fight in the town – to spare the civilian population. So AFAIK there were not 770.000 in the Berlin pocket. Because some generals avoided to lead their men into… Read more »
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Distribute 120k riffles, ammos and provide basic trainings, maybe even kevlar+ceramic plates (even high resistance floor tiles in ceramic can work if mixed with kevlar layers!) so they can build body armours, including for the soldiers… Have fun to take a city if you’re shot at from every window! It’s the worst case scenario for every military operation : a fully armed population that want to kill you! In YPG, when it began in Sinjar, most of the time, women used to held the Dragunov, thus doing sniping job. As they have usually more patience than men, they’re more easily… Read more »
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That’s not a very good comparison. These people volunteered to fight, and we can only hope for the best.

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El machismo va quedando a un lado, las mujeres Kurdas empezaron con YPJ, ahora estas mujeres imitan deseosos de combatir, lo mejor sería entrenarlas y serían las mejores luchadoras de Siria.

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Exactly, the YPJ girls are a mean fighting force and the usual ISraeli agent does not fear more than to be sent to no-virgin-goat-land by a woman. Now, many Arab, Turkmen, Siriac and so on women have also joined the ranks already in SDF held areas. Even the Ezidi women formed their own fighting force recently with help from the PKK.
Why should that not work (and empower women) elsewhere. It is sufficient if each intruder into a family’s home can count on of being shot on the spot even by the housewife.

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Es cierto, pero ¿cuándo? Los soldados están muy ocupados. Se requiere tanto.