Defense Ministry announces settlement of Syrians’ security status  

DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – The Syrian Ministry of Defense announced on Monday the settlement of security and recruitment status for Syrians who were forced to leave or enter the country illegally.

Syria’s state-run news agency SANA quoted the ministry as saying that Circular No. 8828/41 dated Nov. 30, 2023 stipulates that “to regularize the status, the requests of those assigned to the security and military conscription who entered or left Syria illegally from the date of Mar 21st 2023 until Nov 1st, 2023 to be accepted.”

The ministry noted that all individuals wishing to settle their status must submit their applications in a six-month period starting from Dec. 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024.

On Dec. 3, Director-General of the General Directorate at the Defense Ministry, Major General Ahmad Suleiman, revealed a decision to initiate reforms regarding the military institution.  

On Dec. 1, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree allowing those obligated to reserve service, aged over 40 years old who have not enlisted yet, to pay a cash sum of $4,800 in exchange for their legal duty in reserve service. 

By Malin Muhammad