The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies announced a 48-hour ceasefire in Daraa city starting at 12 pm Damascus time on Saturday.
According to pro-government sources, there have been Jordanian-Syrian negotiations during the past few days.
As a result the sides agreed to return the Syrian border guard’s patrols to the Syrian-Jordanian border in the Suweida province. Negotiations continue with the aim of reopening a border crossing between Syria and Jordan in Suweida as well. Some sources argue that Russian military servicemen will be involved in the effort.
From its side, the operations room of Al-Bunian al-Marsous, which belongs to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and includes most of the groups of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in Daraa, hasn’t declared its commitment to the ceasefire formally.
However, clashes in Daraa have significantly decreased since the ceasefire effort was declared.
The HTS alliance has claimed that it managed to destroy 7 tanks, two bmp-1 vehicles, two Shilka vehicles and two bulldozers of the SAA during the last days of clashes in the area.
From its side, pro-government sources claimed that MiG-23ML fighters of the Syrian Air Force had downed on 15 and 14 June two drones of the Jordanian Air Force over Daraa using an R-23 rockets.
It seems that the Syrian Ministry of Defense hasn’t publicly announced this fact because of the ongoing Jordanian-Syrian negotiations.