BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Fatah Halab and Jaysh Al-Fateh have accepted terms of surrender in east Aleppo after withstanding a two month long siege imposed by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies.
Per the agreement put in place, the jihadist rebels and all civilians will be allowed safe passage from the east Aleppo pocket to the ‘Anadan plains near Mount Simeon – no activists, civilians, or jihadists will be arrested.
This agreement was put in place after the jihadist rebels retreated from the strategic Sheikh Sa’eed District, which was considered one of the last strongholds for Jaysh Al-Fateh and their allies.
While the proposal has been accepted by all sides, the Syrian Arab Army has yet to enter any of these neighborhoods; this is due to the fact that many jihadists have not yet left the area.
Once the pocket is officially cleared, the Syrian Armed Forces will be able to concentrate their ground units to the southern Aleppo countryside, where Hezbollah is awaiting to launch an offensive along the Aleppo-Idlib Highway.