Syrian soldiers take part in a training exercise at Deir Ezzor. Photo: AFP
Syrian soldiers take part in a training exercise at Deir Ezzor. Photo: AFP

Syria increasing efforts to build up military after substantial loses

Widespread mobilisation of reservists and other measures imposed because of a growing number of casualties, desertions and draft-dodgers

Syrian soldiers take part in a training exercise at Deir Ezzor. Photo: AFP
Syrian soldiers take part in a training exercise at Deir Ezzor. Photo: AFP
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