Last updated: 5 November, 2013

Syria seeks recruits for police band

The interior ministry in war-torn Syria is advertising for musicians to join the police band, state news agency SANA said Tuesday.

“Citizens who know how to play an instrument and have completed their education to age 16 can audition to join the police band,” said a statement.

The auditions are to be held at the police academy in the capital’s eastern district of Qaboun, more accustomed to the sound of cannon fire than to drums and trumpets.