On June 30, the remaining fighters of the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the town of Bosra al-Sham, in the eastern Daraa countryside, demanded a reconciliation agreement and raised the Syrian flag over the town’s ancient citadel, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
EXCLUSIVE: #Russia|n MP enters ancient city of Busrā Al-Shām as part of reconciliation agreement between #Syria|n State & militant groups; flag of #SAR🇸🇾 waves over its citadel/amphitheater. #Daraa #OpBasalt pic.twitter.com/DqIBx6ZVEY
— Arabiana Intel (@ArabianaINTEL) 30 June 2018
Several Syrian opposition activists confirmed that a meeting between Russian officials and commanders of the FSA is currently taking place inside Bosra al-Sham. The two sides will likely reach a deal in the upcoming hours.
Few hours earlier, the SAA and the Tiger Forces launched a ground attack on several potions of the FSA around Bosra al-Sham. Russian Aerospace Forces backed the attack and carried out several airstrikes on the militants’ positions there.
Bosra al-Sham is well-known for being a stronghold of several FSA factions in the eastern Daraa countryside, including Shabaab al-Sunnah group. Once town is captured by the SAA, the remaining positions of the FSA in the region will likely collapse within hours.