Syrian soldiers desert army over missing wages

Soldiers belonging to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army have begun to desert their posts as the government fails to pay salaries, Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper has reported.

The paper’s sources said many had headed to Libya to join the militia of former General Khalifa Haftar, fighting against the internationally recognised Government of National Accord.

Damascus has reportedly been struggling to pay soldiers’ salaries due to the state’s economic difficulties, with the ongoing war in Syria marking its ten-year anniversary earlier this month.

Source Link: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/syria-soldiers-desert-army-wages-arabic-press-review

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