Russian military advisors have been training Syrian Arab Army (SAA) service members near the frontlines around the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, where several terrorist groups are active.
On August 6, Russia’s TV 5 aired a report documenting a training course that was held recently in the countryside of Hama, a few kilometers away from terrorists’ positions.
During the course, Russian advisors trained SAA service members on close combat and the use of RPO-A Shmel rocket-assisted flamethrowers.
The advisors told TV 5 that the training course was held near the frontlines to raise the morale of Syrian service members as well as to signal high readiness to Greater Idlib terrorists who may be planning to carry out attacks.
Russian advisors have been working nonstop to develop the skills of Syrian service members as well as to improve coordination with the SAA.
In the last few months, Russian forces held several exercises with the SAA in different parts of Syria. A joint training field was also established on the al-Shukifat beach in Lattakia.