Government forces have slowed down their military operation against militants in southern Syria amid reprots about resumed neogiations between armed groups operating in the province of Daraa and the Damascus government.
Over the past week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Tiger Forces and their allies have liberated the area of Lajat andv have advanced east of Daraa capturing the villages of Kahil, Masayfra, Sahwat al-Qamih and other points. They have also advanced northwest of the city of Daraa, but there the SAA has achieved much less gains.
The rapid SAA advance triggered a series of demonstrations in the militant-held areas and declarations by over 15 villages that they join the reconciliation agreement with Damascus. However, no fully-fledged agreement has been achieved yet.
If the agreement is not reached, government forces will likely resume their full-scale military oepration in the area.