BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels have agreed to surrender the entire Al-Lajat region of northeast Dara’a to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after suffering several setbacks this past weekend.
According to a military source in the government stronghold of Izra’a, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their allies from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) agreed to handover the 20+ towns they controlled in the Al-Lajat region to the Syrian Army.
The source added that many rebels will remain in Al-Lajat to settle their cases with the Syrian government, while the remaining will move to southeast Dara’a.
For the jihadist rebels, this is a major blow to their morale, as they controlled the Al-Lajat region for most of the war.
Furthermore, the loss of northeast Dara’a only adds to the pressure that is already on their forces inside the entire province. H
With the Al-Lajat region soon to be under their control, the Syrian Army will turn their attention to the Nassib Crossing and historical city of Busra Al-Sham in southeast Dara’a.