BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 P.M.) – A group of rebels from the towns of Al-Rahaybeh and Mo’adhamiyah Al-Qalamoun surrendered themselves and their weapons to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Monday as part of a reconciliation agreement.

According to an Al-Masdar correspondent in Damascus, the rebels that surrendered on Monday will be eligible for amnesty, per the amnesty decree set forth by the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

These two towns in the eastern Qalamoun have not been fully reconciled, as a number of jihadist rebels from Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) remain inside.

In general, the Syrian Arab Army and rebels have a much better relationship in the Qalamoun area of rural Damascus than anywhere else in the country; this is due to the fact they both are fighting the Islamic State along the eastern slopes of this mountain chain.

 

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Con los que queda debe acabarlos y no quedar focos como en Zabadani y Madaya que restan la eficacia del ejercito Sirio, se necesita en otros frentes para combatir al terrorismo, el gobierno tiene que tomar medidas acertadas.

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Couraged men!
I would treat them well.
Hold promise on peaceseeking.

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Somehow I’m convinced those who are likely to surrender are those who aren’t wahhabi affiliated. As long as they mean it though they should have nothing to fear. I wonder if this is what remains of the “FSA” in that area?