Vast Militant-Held Regions in Southern Syria Likely to Surrender Soon

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A fresh round of reconciliation talks between the Russian-Syrian delegation and militant commanders started in Dara’a after similar negotiations on the terms of militants’ surrender failed on Saturday.

A Russian delegation, representing the Damascus government, entered Dara’a city to start a fresh round of reconciliation talks with militant commanders last night.

Sources in the provincial capital informed that the militants may hand over their regions between the towns of al-Tayibeh and Busra al-Sham near the border with Jordan to the Syrian army without a fight.

“And then, Nasib, Seida and the entire regions near the International Highway between the Nasib border-crossing and Khirbet al-Qazaleh will later join the peace plan,” they added.

The talks are underway amid the army’s rapid advances against the terrorists in Dara’a and towards border with Jordan in the South.

The last round of Russian-Syrian delegation talks with the militants failed to end up in success on Saturday.

Earlier today, the Arabic-language website of Sputnik quoted Ali Maqsoud, a Syrian military expert, as reporting that the army seized back the Old Customs and Tal Sakar regions between Jabib and Um Walad settlements in the Southern countryside of Dara’a city, and deployed forces only 1,200 meters away from the main border-crossing with Jordan.

Sputnik further said that other units of the army managed to take control of the strategic Tal al-Zamitiyeh and al-Jamileh regions West of the town of Ibta North of Dara’a city and a key military road, adding that terrorists in the towns of al-Tayibah, Sour, Seida and Um Mayadhin as well as Nasib township have laid down arms and surrendered.

Maqsoud further said that 99 percent of the people in Southern Syria have supported the army and have called for expulsion of the terrorists from their region, adding that the terrorists’ military power has drastically decreased after the US forces left the militants alone in the war against the Syrian government forces.

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