BEIRUT, LEBANON (4: 00 P.M.) – Jihadist militants of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda) terrorist group operating in the Beit Jinn valley of western Damascus province have surrendered to the Syrian Arab Army and allied forces after enduring defeat after defeat during a one-month offensive that threatened to completely annihilate them.

Reports have just come in from military sources that besieged Al-Qaeda-linked fighters holding out in the Beit Jinn valley have formally surrendered to Syrian army-led forces.

This strategic victory for Syrian pro-government forces comes after a major offensive operation, lasting well over one month, which saw them capture all the high-points in the Beit Jinn region and lay total fire control over several jihadist-held strongholds at the bottom of the valley.

Furthermore, the terms of surrender which the militants have accepted have been released, they are:

1. Full reconciliation granted to militants native to the Beit Jinn region who wish to cease fighting.
2. Militants who refuse the reconciliation offer are to be transported to rebel-held areas in Daraa and Idlib Governorates.
3. Militants who entered the Beit Jinn region through Israeli-controlled territory via Daraa are to exit back to Daraa through the same route.
4. The Syrian Arab Army will regain control over all military sites and bases in the Beit Jinn valley that it possessed prior to the beginning of the crisis in 2011.

The terms of the surrender are to be implement on Tuesday the 26th of December, 2017.


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