BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Russian military police have entered the town of Tafas in western Daraa after the rebels agreed to reconcile with the government.

According to a field report from the Daraa Governorate, the Russian military police entered the town of Tafas this afternoon in order to enforce the newly established reconciliation deal.

The Russian military police will now collect the medium and heavy weapons from the rebel forces inside of Tafas.

Tafas was originally under a reconciliation deal with the towns of Da’el and Ibtaa; however, the rebel forces refused to allow the Syrian or Russian forces to enter the town.

Following this disagreement, the Syrian Arab Army launched a powerful attack on Tafas that lasted for several days.

The rebels were ultimately forced to accept a reconciliation deal after the Syrian Army seized two of the hilltops overlooking Tafas this week.

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Photoshop edited Russian soldier. Do it better.

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The Russians are smart, they’re protecting their newly won assets from possible coalition reprisals by stationing their own personnel there. In the worse case scenario, even if the US or Israel were to lend air support to the rebels, they wouldn’t be able to attack any of the areas that Russian personnel were stationed at. The rebels on the ground could though, but at least the Russian’s would have their own air support to protect them.

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Yes a smart strategy.