Rojava administration opens military academy in northern Syria

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Kurdish fighters of the YPG during a military training in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria. Photo: ARA News

ARA News

The Rojava Self-Administration’s Defense Authority in the Hasakah province opened the first military college for the federation in northern Syria within the framework of a project to establish a regular army for Rojava-Northern Syria.

The academy will follow a military rank system, officials told ARA News. “Courses are scheduled to last three months and include ideological and military courses by a special committee for the training of the academies.”

After completing the course, participants will be graduated and receive military ranks.

The “Defense and Self-Defense Authority” in the Cizire region [Hasakah province] declared in a statement the opening of the first military college at the level of the “Federation of Northern Syria” and announced the start of the first training course.

The opening ceremony was attended by the co-head of the Defense Authority Rezan Gullo and members of the local self-administration.

Gullo said the aim of the academy is to build a structured armed force.

“The joining of fighters to this academy has a great impact, especially at this stage, and the opening of such a large academy at the level of Rojava and northern Syria is a pride for our people,” Gullo said.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News

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