BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has seized several areas in the Daraa Governorate recently, forcing the rebel forces to fall back at a number of fronts.
Starting with Al-Karak, the Syrian Army was able to secure a reconciliation deal with the locals of the town, which brought about the hostilities between the rebels and government in the area.
The reconciliation talks in Al-Kirak began shortly after the Syrian Arab Army seized the nearby town of Al-Hirak.
Following Al-Karak’s reconciliation, several other towns would seek to make peace with the government, including Al-Jiza and Saida.
Residents of Al-Jiza had held several demonstrations over the last few days, calling on the rebels to reconcile with the government in order to avoid any violence in the town.
According to a military source this morning, the towns of Busra Al-Sham and Nassib have also sought and accepted a reconciliation deal with the government; however, no troops have entered as of yet.
Both Nassib and Busra Al-Sham are high priorities for the Syrian Army’s High Command because they are located near the Jordanian border.
The two towns were captured by the Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front Brigades and Jabhat Al-Nusra (now Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham) in March of 2015.
As soon as Syrian Army troops enter these towns, the battle for eastern Daraa will have concluded.
More importantly, the Syrian Army will have secured the western border of Al-Sweida for the first time since the start of the armed conflict inside Syria.