SYRIA: Damascus shows goodwill and sends home some reservists

Damascus – As the war in Syria has been going on for more than nine years much military personnel have spent long periods in military service. A large number of them have served more than seven years in military service. In this regard the Syrian government decided to send home some of them. The decision comes two days after Syrian President al-Assad met with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. There was an important meeting between Sergey Shoygu and al-Assad two days ago in which they discussed three topics; ending the military actions, stopping the ongoing war and introducing aid and a political solution. Analysts believe that the layoff order came under the guidance of Russia to show the world the Syrian regime is serious about ending the war.

The General Command of the Syrian Arab Army of Syria issued two administrative orders:

  • ending the retention and recall of reserve officers who have completed three years or more of active reserve service;
  • row-officers and reserve personnel with reservation service of seven years or more, from April 7, 2020, and civil servants who have completed three years or more than their actual service until April 1, 2020.

The statement pointed out that the termination of the retention and summons applies to:

1- specialized human doctors. Issued by order of the Department of Medical Services in accordance with the possibility of dispensing with them.

2 – row-officers and reserve personnel retained before January 1, 2013, whose active reserve service is seven years or more. As per April 1, 2020.

3- row-officers, retained individuals and civil reserves with a disability of 30 percent or more.