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.

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Jasminko Grdic

Drive them to Palmyra and leave them in the desert wihtout water and food

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BudSpencer

They are cockroaches , so they would probably managed to survive that …let them go to Idlib , death awaits them there anyway .

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Takuto Shinigami

Only conditionless surrender should be accepted at some point.

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Daeshbags Sux

Such things will never happen. Having them moved i.e. to Idlib is good, even if they activate in other operations and some will also prefer stopping any fight and take profit of amnesty. Just consider this : besieging such pockets needs a 5:1 to 10:1 ratio to contain them… Consider that all mercenaries are likely to prefer to give up or, even to… join SAA, NDF or any force ready to pay them and they won’t be the firsts to do so! How do you think FSA managed to pump SAA personnel in 2011? By paying more? So did Daesh… Read more »

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Takuto Shinigami

I am on your side. Just in this case it is ridiculous, just the day before the terrorists declined any deal. Furthermore, it seems that this pocket is weak and dimishing very fast anyway. So I presume they can be destroyed more easily and quicker in isolation here. But certainly, the Russians and Syrians know more than I do, generally and in this special case.

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Ivan Smirnoff

“Key town” ,”imperative building” , “strategically important bush”, “game changing ditch”
common now Leith, you ALWAYS DO THAT…calling every village “key” is really counterproductive as people losing perspective on real success –
Douma, that is a “key town” or “imperative” if you like , Khan Al-Sheih is not so much -surrounded for a long time … it could of been bombed into submission long time ago