Sunday 31 December 2017 | 4:58 PM Damascus Local Time
  • SDF forms a new army called Jaish Alshamal ”North Army”

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    Raqqa (Qasioun) - Sources in the Syrian Democratic Forces announced yesterday the formation of the so-called "Jaish Alshamal" in the Ayn Issa area in the northern countryside of Raqqa.


    Media sources broadcast a lengthy videotape of a show of "Jaish Alshamal" led by the so-called "Sayband Walat", who confirmed that this formation will be the nucleus of a real army."


    Walat noted that the army would consist of about 40,000 fighters, some of which was part of the formation of the "self-protection units" and its mission was to protect the northern border from repeated attacks," he said.


    The Commander-in-Chief of "Jaish Alshamal" spoke about its components, pointing out that it includes "Arabs, Kurds and Armenians from various areas, most notably Afrin, Ain Al Arab, Manbaj and Deir Ezzour."

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