BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham are on the verge of surrendering the Qaboun and Barzeh suburbs of east Damascus, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Monday evening.
According to the military source, the rebel forces and Syrian government met on Monday to discuss terms of surrender for the first time in both Barzeh and Qaboun.
In addition to Barzeh and Qaboun, the jihadist rebels are also negotiating the surrender of the Harasta suburb that is located along the strategic highway to the Homs Governorate.
The terms of surrender for these suburbs is similar to those of the Wadi Barada deal; this means that if the jihadist rebels agree to concede Qaboun and Barzeh to the government, they will be transported to the Idlib Governorate.
To pressure the jihadist rebels into accepting terms of surrender, the Syrian Arab Army’s 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division has continued their assault on Qaboun and Barzeh, hitting several enemy targets inside these Damascene suburbs.
Both Barzeh and Qaboun are important because these suburbs are used by the rebels to smuggle supplies from Damascus City to the East Ghouta region.