BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – Over 400 rebels have defected to the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate “Jaysh Khaled ibn Walid” in west Daraa, pro-opposition activists via social media alleged this evening.
The pro-opposition activists added that at least 4,000 civilians have entered the areas held by Jaysh Khaled ibn Walid in the Yarmouk Basin region of west Daraa.
Neither the Free Syrian Army (FSA) nor Jaysh Khaled bin Walid have corroborated this claim.
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) accused several rebels of defecting to Jaysh Khaled bin Walid in the west Daraa town of Tafas recently.
The accusations stemmed from the initial reconciliation agreement that was put in place in Tafas, Da’el, and ‘Ibtaa.
Only the town of Tafas was not reconciled, despite a previous agreement with the rebels and residents of the town.