The Damascus government and groups of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are about to reach a reconciliation agreement in several towns and villages of the southern governorate of Daraa, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on June 19. The state-run news agency didn’t reveal any details about the expected agreement.
From its side, the Hammurabi’s Justice News blog, which is linked to the US-led coalition and the FSA, confirmed that a reconciliation agreement on southern Syria is about to be reached. According to the pro-opposition blog, the agreement will be announced within “24 hours” if Russia approves few demands of the FSA.
Field Sources coniformed the news which mentioned a deal between Russia & FSA Factions in Daraa soon. The FSA has demanded a new conditions on the deal & it will be approved tonight. The deal will be announced in 24 Hours “if things keep going on the right way”.@QalaatAlMudiq pic.twitter.com/PheYyKeafo
— Hammurabi’s Justice News (@Hammurabi_News) June 29, 2018
Hours earlier, a Jordanian official source told Reuters that a ceasefire in southern Syria that would lead to “reconciliation” between the FSA and the Damascus government is near.
Local observers believe that the upcoming hours will be decisive for the future of southern Syria. A reconciliation deal would stabilize southern Syria and secure the border with Jordan and the separation line with Israel.