AlMasdarNews reports: A new batch of cadets completed a rigorous 6 month training cycle for the Syrian Marines on Wednesday, graduating in front of a group of Russian advisors in the Latakia Governorate.
According to Syrian journalist, Eyad Al-Hussein, over 1,000 cadets completed the training and will soon be equipped with weapons supplied by the Russian military.
These 1,000+ recruits will be under the direct command of the Syrian Marines commander Aymen Al-Jaber – a former engineer that later became an oil tycoon alongside his brother Mohammad (Desert Hawks commander).
The Syrian Marines and Desert Hawks are both well-supplied with Russian military equipment, making them one of the most effective ground units in Syria.
Both forces are currently deployed to the northern Latakia countryside, where they are awaiting orders for their next offensive.