(Source: Telegram, Aafaq News Agency, Nov. 13, 2018)

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham Posts Job Openings for Heavy Equipment, Drone Operators

On Nov. 12, Hay’at Tahrir Al-sham (HTS) announced that it was looking for those interested in training to become fighters, operators of Caterpillar construction equipment, and operators of surveillance drones.

According to the announcement, those interested in becoming fighters in the Osama bin Zaid Brigade, which is part of the “Elite Force,” could apply between Nov. 12 and Nov. 15 by contacting a phone number. The announcement, which was posted on pro-HTS Telegram channel Aafaq News Agency, also noted that applicants should be healthy, have no injuries, be single or ready to commit in case they are married, have successfully passed their religious training, and be of good character.

HTS requires that those interested in becoming Caterpillar operators be able-bodied, between the ages of 16 and 20, and have passed their religious and military training. The announcement says that those interested in becoming operators of surveillance drones should be able to read and write, be able to concentrate and memorize, and have passed their religious and military training.

HTS gives a Telegram channel for those interested in training to become operators of Caterpillars or of surveillance drones.

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