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Fouj al-Mughawayr al-Bahir
فوج المغاوير البحر
Syrian Marines SSI.png
Syrian-Marines.svg
Syrian Marines shoulder sleeve insignia and emblem
Active 2016 - Present
Country  Syria
Allegiance Syrian Arab Republic
Branch Syrian Arab Army
Type Marine
Size Regiment
Part of

Republican Guard

  • 103rd Commando Brigade[1]
Garrison/HQ Latakia Governorate
Engagements
Commanders
Current
commander
Aymen al-Jaber[2]

Fouj al-Mughawayr al-Bahir (Arabic language: فوج المغاوير البحر‎, meaning "Marines Regiment") or the Syrian Marines is a unit based in the Latakia Governorate. It has participated in operations in the Syrian Civil War. The unit was established in 2016, through the support of Russian military advisors.[3]

In February 2016, the Syrian Marines participated in a Latakia offensive alongside Syrian government forces.[4]

In March 2016, a large number of Syrian Marine convoys were deployed to the Battle of Palmyra from northern Latakia.[5]

On 8 September 2016, over 1000 cadets of the Syrian Marines reportedly completed a 6 month training course with Russian advisers in the Latakia governorate.[2]

On 25 November 2016, several units of the SSNP and Syrian marines arrived to Aleppo city in participation of Operation Dawn of Victory. Most of them were redeployed from the Latakia governorate.[6]

On 23 February 2017, al-Masdar News reported that over 900 Syrian Marines had joined the Military Security Shield Forces in order to avoid being drafted into the regular army.[7]

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References

  1. Leith Fadel (17 February 2016). "Syrian Commandos begin encirclement of Kinsibba after capturing 3 villages in northern Latakia". Al-Masdar News. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-commandos-begin-encirclement-of-kinsibba-after-capturing-3-villages-in-northern-latakia/. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Syrian War Report – September 8, 2016: 1,000 more Syrian Marines deploy to frontline". South Front. 8 September 2016. https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-september-8-2016/. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  3. "Syrian Army Vitally Needs Reforms". South Front. 18 December 2016. https://southfront.org/syrian-army-vitally-needs-reforms/. Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  4. Leith Fadel (6 February 2016). "Syrian Special Forces, Marines capture Aliyah village in northern Latakia". Al-Masdar News. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-captures-aliyah-village-in-northern-latakia/. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  5. Leith Fadel (17 March 2016). "Massive convoy of Syrian Army reinforcements leave Latakia for Palmyra". Al-Masdar News. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/massive-convoy-syrian-army-reinforcements-leave-latakia-palmyra/. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  6. Chris Tomson (25 November 2016). "Syrian Army goes all in on Aleppo as more reinforcements pour into the city – Map update". Al-Masdar News. https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-goes-all-in-on-aleppo-as-more-reinforcements-pour-into-the-city/. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  7. https://mobile.almasdarnews.com/article/exclusive-900-syrian-marines-join-elite-military-shield-forces/

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