The Arabic-language website of Sputnik news agency quoted Commander of Bani Izz tribal forces Sheikh Ahmed al-Mobarak as saying on Thursday that thousands of trained forces are waiting for the start of the Syrian army’s operations against the terrorist groups in Idlib.
He added that thousands of residents of Idlib have supported the Syrian army since the start of the war in the country, and said all tribal forces have received military training for the battle, specially against the foreign terrorist groups, including the Chechnians, Uzbeks and Uygurs, stationed in Idlib province.
Al-Mobarak said that the tribal forces have participated so far in several battles, including in Southeastern Idlib, and foiled the terrorists’ attacks despite the fact that the militants used armored Turkish vehicles and resorted to suicide attacks and bomb-laden vehicles.
Hundreds of towns and villages in Idlib province have joined the Syrian government’s peace plan as the army is terminating military operations in Dara’a and plans to start the battle against the terrorists in Idlib.
The Arabic-language website of Sputnik also quoted Sheikh Saud al-Mobarak, a member of Idlib’s peace committee, as saying on Monday that 500 villages and towns have joined the national peace plan in coordination with the Syrian government and supervision of the Russian delegation and after continued talks and contacts with the residents of different towns in Idlib province.
He added that the process of peace negotiations had started 1.5 years ago in several regions of Idlib, saying that residents of several villages and towns in Idlib have held protest rallies against the presence of the terrorists, specially the foreigners who have looted their properties and lands.
Sheikh Saud said that implementation of the peace plan in the province is aimed at preventing clashes and protecting the residents of the two towns of Fua’a and Kafrya which have repeatedly been targeted by terrorists in the past few years.
The Syrian army has earned control over a sum of 90% of Dara’a province and started military operations in Quneitra.