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Syrian Christian militia leader ready to join Russian forces in Ukraine war

The leader of a Syrian Christian militia loyal to the Syrian government is mobilizing fighters willing to fight in Ukraine alongside the Russian army by luring them with high salaries.
Members of the Syrian National Army, an alliance of Turkey-backed rebel groups, ride in an armored personnel carrier in the town of Sarmin as they take part in a military offensive on the village of Nayrab following an artillery barrage fired by Turkish forces, near Idlib, Syria, Feb. 24, 2020.
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ALEPPO, Syria — The leader of the Syrian government’s paramilitary National Defense Forces in the town of Suqaylabiyah in Hama countryside, Nabel al-Abdullah, has recently expressed his readiness to deploy fighters in Ukraine to fight alongside the Russian army. 

In a video posted on his Facebook page March 13, Abdullah said that he is awaiting instructions from the Syrian and Russian leaderships to move to Ukraine.

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