DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) are on the verge of surrendering the key town of Khan Al-Sheih to the Syrian government after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) completely encircled the area.
Initially, Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham refused the terms that were offered by the government; this forced the Syrian Arab Army to continue their large-scale offensive to capture Khan Al-Sheih.
On Friday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th and 7th divisions managed to capture the village of Al-Buwaydah, inching them closer to the northern gates of Khan Al-Sheih, while also prompting Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham to return to the negotiation table.
According to a military source in Damascus, Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham requested to be transported to the Dara’a Governorate in exchange for their surrender of Khan Al-Sheih.
However, this was rejected by the government and army delegation; instead, they proposed to transport them to the Idlib Governorate like the previous agreements in Darayaa, Al-Hamah, Qudsiyah, and Mo’adhimiyah.
More details to come….