The Syrian military announced the formation of Fifth Attack Troop Corps of volunteers on November 22.
The formation will be comprised of several newly formed divisions and brigades that will be structured similar to the other 4 army corps in the Syrian Arab Army.
The army plans to recruit from across the country, but it was not immediately clear how many people would be involved.
One of the largest camps of the Fifth Attack Troop Corps is exppected to be located in the town of Qatana in Rif Damascus.
According to reports in pro-government sources, the new volunteer formation of the Syrian army will be trained, equipped and paid by “friends of Syria” (supposedly Iran and Russia).