|Syrian Republican Guard|
|Allegiance||President of Syria|
|Branch||Syrian Arab Army|
|Garrison/HQ||Mount Qasioun, Damascus|
|Engagements||Syrian Civil War|
|Brig. Gen. Mohamed Qasem|
|Issam Zahreddine †|
The Syrian Republican Guard, also known as the Presidential guard is a Mechanized Corps of about 25,000-60,000 men. The Republican Guard is tasked with protecting the radio, and defend the capital Damascus, and defending Syrian Officials.
History[change | change source]
The guard was formed in 1976 after Palestinian militants attacked top Syrian officials, Major General Adan Makhoulf led the guard until 1997.
Structure[change | change source]
- 101st Security Regiment
- 102nd Security Regiment
- 104th Airborne Brigade
- 105th Mechanized Brigade
- 106th Mechanized Brigade
- 83rd Battalion
- 30th Division
- 124th Brigade
- 123rd Brigade
- 18th Mechanized Brigade
- 147th Regiment
- 47th Regiment
- 83rd Battalion
- Lionesses of Defense Armored Battalion
- Popular Security and Support Forces
- 102nd Commando Regiment
- 117th Brigade
- 103rd Commando Brigade
- Syrian Marines
- 800th Regiment
- 416th Regiment
References[change | change source]
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- "Human Rights in Syria". Archive.org.
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- "Can Assad's Demobilization, Demilitarization, and Rehabilitation Strategy Actually Consolidate Syria's Paramilitary Forces?". Washington Institute. Mona Alami. Retrieved 30 July 2022.