"The training [program] at the center takes two weeks. At the moment there are about 500 individuals there. Previously, thousands used to undergo training, but due to lack of space, the number was reduced," Hussam Nasser told reporters.
According to him, people across Syria want to help the army.
"It is important for the Syrian army, and Syria. People are willing to stay in Syria, in their land, to control and protect it. They want to defeat terrorists," Nasser stressed.
Syrian citizens as old as 50 years-of-age come to the center, he noted.
A US-led coalition of 65 nations has been carrying out airstrikes against Daesh in Syria since September 2014 without the approval of the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.
On September 30, Russia began carrying out separate airstrikes against the terrorist group, at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.