Syrian Marines

Fouj al-Mughawayr al-Bahir
فوج المغاوير البحر

Syrian Marines shoulder sleeve insignia
Allegiance Syria Syrian Arab Republic
Branch Syrian Arab Army
Type Marine
Size Regiment
Part of

Republican Guard

  • 103rd Brigade
Garrison/HQ Latakia Governorate
Aymen al-Jaber[1]

Fouj al-Mughawayr al-Bahir (Arabic: فوج المغاوير البحر, meaning "Marines Regiment") or the Syrian Marines is a unit based in the Latakia Governorate. It has participated in operations in the Syrian Civil War.

In February 2016, the Syrian Marines participated in a Latakia offensive alongside Syrian government forces.[2]

In March 2016, a large number of Syrian Marine convoys were deployed to the Battle of Palmyra from northern Latakia.[3]

On 8 September 2016, over 1000 cadets of the Syrian Marines reportedly completed a 6 month training course with Russian advisers in the Latakia governorate.[1]

On 25 November 2016, several units of the SSNP and Syrian marines arrived to Aleppo city in participation of Operation Dawn of Victory. Most of them were redeployed from the Latakia governorate.[4]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Syrian War Report – September 8, 2016: 1,000 more Syrian Marines deploy to frontline". South Front. 8 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. Leith Fadel (6 February 2016). "Syrian Special Forces, Marines capture Aliyah village in northern Latakia". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  3. Leith Fadel (17 March 2016). "Massive convoy of Syrian Army reinforcements leave Latakia for Palmyra". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. Chris Tomson (25 November 2016). "Syrian Army goes all in on Aleppo as more reinforcements pour into the city – Map update". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
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