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Assad's Army Forms its own Suicide Bomber Team

By    |   Wednesday, 07 Jan 2015 08:52 PM

Syrian soldiers loyal to President Bashar Assad have announced the establishment of a suicide bomber platoon, according to a video posted by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Aside from ISIS (the terrorist group that occupies much of Syria and Iraq and announced formation of a caliphate), the Assad government appears to be the first country since Japan dispatched kamikazes during World War II to form a suicide attack unit in its army.

In the video, masked men who say they belong to the Syrian Army's Mountain Battalion are shown wearing explosive belts as they declare "the establishment of a martyrdom-seeking platoon," The Times of Israel reported.

"This is our response to all the foreigners who have distorted the religion of Islam, and have defiled the soil of our country," says a representative of the group. "The language of killing has never been taught on the land of Syria."

The man adds that "our language is the language of defending the country and its master [Assad] against all those who have sold their souls to Satan and his followers. We are ready to sacrifice our lives so that the banner of Truth will fly high."

Aside from the opening reference to Allah – something considered pro forma in a Muslim land – "the statement was clearly secular in nature, distinguishing the Damascus regime from most of the rebel groups trying to bring it down," the Washington Free Beacon observed.

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