Russia’s recruitment of Syrians for the war in Ukraine has so far led to 40,000 registering to fight, according to the SOHR group.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says Russian officers, in cooperation with the Syrian military and pro-government militia groups, have set up registration offices in the regime-controlled parts of the country.
So far, more than 40,000 Syrians have registered to fight on the Russian side in Ukraine, Rami Abdulrahman stated. He heads the London-based SOHR group, which has a large network of sources in Syria.
Just over half of those who have registered have been approved by Russian officers, who are part of Russia’s force in Syria.
The rest will be assessed by the Wagner group, a controversial Russian security company with links to the Russian authorities.
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