With the Syrian army’s ranks depleted by casualties and rampant draft-dodging, a new campaign in the war-torn country is urging citizens to enlist.

In recent weeks, billboards have sprung up across Damascus reading “Join the army,” “We are all the army,” and “With our army, we’ll win our country.”

The campaign is the work of a pro-government organisation known as the “Syrian Women’s Group for Good Deeds,” which includes mothers and daughters of Syrian soldiers. […]