Report – S. Fainberg, Russian Spetsnaz, Contractors and Volunteers in the Syrian Conflict, Dec. 2017

Sarah FAINBERG
Russian Spetsnaz, Contractors and Volunteers in the Syrian Conflict, Russie.Nei.Visions, No. 105, December 2017

This article focuses on a little-explored aspect of Russia’s intervention in Syria: the new and diverse expeditionary forces engaged on the Syrian frontlines alongside Russian regular armed forces. Syria represents the first battlefield in which the Russian Federation has, in a coordinated manner and on a large military scale, deployed and activated a contingent of expeditionary forces including the new Special Operations Forces (SSO) and different categories of special forces (Spetsnaz); the newly created military police; military advisers and technicians; as well as “volunteers”, “contractors” (kontraktniki) and other paramilitaries working on behalf of private military companies.

https://www.ifri.org/fr/publications/notes-de-lifri/russieneivisions/spetsnaz-contractuels-volontaires-hommes-de-guerre



Cite this blog post
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (2017, December 21). Report – S. Fainberg, Russian Spetsnaz, Contractors and Volunteers in the Syrian Conflict, Dec. 2017. Post-Soviet Armies Newsletter. Retrieved June 16, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/t1sa