GoalsThe Desert Falcons, also known as Liwa Suqur al-Sahara, is a pro-Assad armed force that is fighting in the Kasab region of Syria where they are taking lead in the attack and defence of the region.Image: Jaber, the founder of the Desert Falcons unit, next to Assad.LocationThe Desert Falcons force is deployed in the Kasab region.OrganisationCreated in 2013 in the Homs region, the Desert Falcons originally operated in Homs and on the borders with Iraq to counter supply networks for groups opposing the Syrian government, monitor the Iraqi border, and escort petrol convoys. In april 2014, the unit was dispatched to fight against rebels in the north of the Lattakia province, in Kessab. After the advent of the Islamic State, the Desert Falcons unit was sent to all the most difficult fronts for the regime in 2015, which shows they are the elite troops of the Syrian regime. Image: Desert Falcons' emblemMembers and leadershipThe Desert Falcons is an elite force…
Desert Falcons / Liwa Suqur al-Sahara
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