BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Palestine Liberation Army (PLA) have played an active role in the Syrian conflict as their troops are embedded with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and other pro-government militias.
Since the start of the conflict, the PLA has seen their numbers grow substantially as recruiting efforts were increased to meet the personnel demand.
Led by Major General Mohammad Tariq Al-Khadra of Safad, Upper Galilee, the Palestine Liberation Army has participated in several important battles across Syria, including the Daraa, East Ghouta, Yarmouk Camp, and Beit Jinn offensives.
The PLA’s forces in Syria are considered the largest branch of the Palestinian group and one of the last vestiges of the Arab nationalist endeavor to free Palestine.
During an interview with a Syrian Arab Army source in 2018, the officer told Al-Masdar that the PLA’s numbers are estimated to be between 6,500-8,000 soldiers.
In the video below that was released by the PLA’s media wing, the Palestinian forces can be seen training in an undisclosed location inside Syria.