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BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – A high ranking rebel commander has recently defected to the Syrian government after spending much of the war in the East Ghouta region of Damascus.

According to a Syrian military report, the former security chief of Faylaq Al-Rahman, Isma’el Al-Saghir (AKA “Abu Salmo”), defected to the Syrian government after settling his situation with them in the East Ghouta.

Saghir reportedly defected alongside several of his fighters that also fought with Faylaq Al-Rahman for the majority of the East Ghouta battle.

A military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar this afternoon that Saghir is not the only Faylaq Al-Rahman commander to defect to the Syrian government; several others will be revealed in the coming days.

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2018-04-04 16:02

I’m not sure if the Syrian Government is doing the right thing accepting all those rats back within them. One traitor – always traitor! I think more and more rats will defect back to the Syrian Government as they see war is coming to the end NOT in their favor…

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Good decision. If you’re a Syrian why would you want to be transported with your family to Idlib to be a target in the turkey shoot to come. Better to reconcile with the Syrian Government and hope to settle back into civilian life once the troubles are over. The Syrian people are allowed to vote for their PM and parliamentarians which is more than you are allowed in almost all the Gulf states.