Around forty militants turn themselves in with their weapons to Syrian authorities in the countryside of Homs.
On Wednesday, soldiers of the Syrian army managed to gain more ground in the western city.
The troops retook control of the Jub al-Jandali neighborhood of the city.
Meanwhile, a militant weapons depot was discovered by the soldiers in the strategic city of Qusayr in Homs province.
Earlier in the day, the country’s foreign-backed opposition asked Saudi Arabia to increase its support for the militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Mark Weber, the director of the Institute for Historical Review from California, also said in an interview on Tuesday that support for the incumbent Syrian government was on the rise in the run-up to the country’s presidential election.
“The Syrian government has broad support, even greater support than was the case perhaps a year or two ago in light of all that has happened,” Weber told Press TV.
Syria announced it will hold a presidential election on June 3. Parliament speaker, Mohammad al-Lahham, announced the date in the parliament, saying Syrians living outside the country would vote on May 28 and candidates would be able to register from April 22 until May 1.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Over 150,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by Western-backed militants.
According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies — especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — are supporting the militants operating inside Syria.