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The Syrian Armed Forces (Arabic: القوات المسلحة العربية السورية‎) are the military forces of Syria. They consist of the Syrian Arab Army, Sy...

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Syrian armed forces have entered Palmyra after fierce clashes with ISIS terrorists who have been controlling the ancient city since las...

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SYRIAN ARMED FORCES RECEIVE TEN RUSSIAN FRONTLINE BOMBERS SU-24M2

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In Syria, rape is being used by armed groups as a means to an end. In this context, reports have emerged detailing the use of sexual violence by Syrian armed forces and paramilitaries loyal to Assad.

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"A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows a unit of the Syrian armed forces taking position during a patrol near Al-Manashir roundabout in Jobar in the outskirts of Damascus on July 14, 2013 (AFP Photo / SANA)"

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A unit of the Syrian armed forces carry out a military operation in the Khan al-Raslan neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on October 8, 2012

A unit of the Syrian armed forces carry out a military operation in the Khan al-Raslan neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on October 8, 2012. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned of a 'dangerous' fallout from spiralling violence along the Syrian-Turkish border, as regime troops shelled rebel bastions across Syria leaving dozens dead.

Multiple rocket launchers Grad fire at positions of ISIS militants near the border between Homs and Hama Governorates, Syria. © Michael Alaeddin

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A unit of the Syrian armed forces carry out a military operation in the Khan al-Raslan neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on October 8, 2012

A unit of the Syrian armed forces carry out a military operation in the Khan al-Raslan neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, on October 8, 2012. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned of a 'dangerous' fallout from spiralling violence along the Syrian-Turkish border, as regime troops shelled rebel bastions across Syria leaving dozens dead.

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Sherine Elgammal Lyle Meier First of all, the Syrian Armed Forces consist of all Syrian society: Christian, Alewite, Druze, Kurd, Armenian-Syrians, etc. Due to western propaganda people falsely believe the Syrian Armed Forces are Shi'a. This is a lie.