Russian Reconciliation Talks with Militants Fail in Dara’a Province
A Russian delegation, affiliated to the Syrian Army, along with Russian military police entered the town of Busra al-Sham in Eastern Dara’a on Saturday to talk with militants over the reconciliation plan in Southern Syria.
The militants refused to accept the Syrian Army’s conditions to hand over their weapons and position, pushing the talks into failure.
In the meantime, a field commander said that the talks were the last Russian-Syrian attempts before military operation to take back the remaining regions that are still under militants’ control in Dara’a province.
The army has recently earned control over vital regions in militant-held lands in Southern Syria.
Field sources reported on Saturday that the army forces strengthened their military positions in Western Dara’a after imposing full control over the strategic al-Zamitiyeh heights.
They said that the army forces could cut off the road used by the terrorists to transfer military equipment between Eastern and Western Dara’a to the borders with Jordan.
Reports also said that terrorists in the two towns of Tafas and al-Mazirib in Western Dara’a have laid down their arms and surrendered to the Syrian army forces.
Meantime, other army units operating in Eastern Dara’a liberated the town of al-Jizeh and the villages of al-Sahweh and Kahil after heavy clashes with the terrorists.