DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:10 P.M.) – Militants of the Free Syrian Army controlling over 11 villages in southwest Syria have joint the Syrian Army as government troops continue to score more advances.
According to The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, the former rebel fighters have agreed to fight among the ranks of the Syrian Army after handing over their villages located in the stretching Lajat region of northeast Daraa province.
“Over the past 24 hours, after repelling a massive offensive of the Jabhat Al-Nusra units (terror group, outlawed in Russia) in the southern de-escalation zone, the formations of the Free Syrian Army, controlling the settlements of Khabab, Khirbat Al Msap, Jerfi, Asem, Sheikh Gharbiya, Sheikh Sharki, Al Shumariya, Hirbat az Zababir, Deir-Dama, Al Shiyakh and Jadal, voluntarily sided with the government troops. By the end of June 23 these settlements were fully under control of the legitimate Syrian authorities,” the Center said.
In a related context, the Russian Center will deliver humanitarian assistance to the liberated areas in southern Syria.
This comes as the Syrian Army, backed by Syrian and Russian airstrikes, keep on gaining ground against the terror groups in southern Syria, liberating more towns and villages and eliminating more militants.