Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:14PM
Local volunteers wait in line at a Syrian army base in the southwestern city of as-Suwayda to register for battle against foreign-backed militants.
Local volunteers wait in line at a Syrian army base in the southwestern city of as-Suwayda to register for battle against foreign-backed militants.
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Residents of a mainly Druze city in southwestern Syria are volunteering to join forces with the country’s Army to defend their hometown against the deadly attacks by foreign-backed Takfiri militants, Press TV reports.

Hundreds of volunteers lined up at an army base in the as-Suwayda City, the capital of Syria’s as-Suwayda Governorate on Wednesday to register for deployment to the battlefronts in the area to support government troops in their fight against the intruding terrorists.

“We have come to defend al-Suwayda, and God-willing, we will be victorious. The homeland needs us. This land is ours and we will defend it,” said one of the volunteers (shown below).

People of Suwayda continue to live a normal life despite the persisting push towards the city and its countryside by the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front terrorists.

Among the volunteers were a number of former army soldiers who had decided to return to duty after leaving the army for different reasons such as threats against their families by the Takfiri terrorists.

Volunteers in the southwestern Syrian city of as-Suwayda wait near an army base to sign up to join the battle against Takfiri terrorists.

 

“I came here to perform my service and national duty in defense of my city as-Suwayda and all of my country Syria. I am an army soldier. I used to fight in Aleppo and I was kidnapped and things got complicated. When my city was attacked, I decide to return back to duty,” said another volunteer (shown below).

A local elderly (shown below) also praised the high number of people seeking to join the Syrian army’s anti-terror battles and said, “No one asked those people to come. The noble deed by the leader of Syria has been adopted by every honorable person in Suwayda. The amnesty for the army personnel who left duty was announced on speakers. Since then soldiers have been pouring in.”

The high morale and enthusiasm was evident as volunteers chanted slogans and sang national songs before departing for the battlefield, expressing loyalty toward their homeland.

The new surge in number of forces backing up the Syrian army could be a game-changer in the balance of power on the battlefield to protect as-Suwayda.

The Syrian soldiers have inflicted heavy losses on the extremists during the battles on several fronts across the country, which plunged into a foreign-sponsored crisis more than four year a ago.

Last week, at least 100 terrorists of the al-Nusra Front were killed in as-Suwayda after Syrian forces foiled attempts by the Takfiri terrorists to infiltrate al-Tha’leh airport in the area.

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