While the widely speculated deal on southern Syria among the key powers involved in the conflict is still not reached, the military situation in the area is developing in its own direction.
According to pro-government sources, the Syrian Arab Army’s General Command gave militant groups in southern Syria time until mid June [Ramadan ends on June 14] to accept a reconciliation agreement or to face a military opearion.
This warning comes amid reports that militants are urgently mobilizing their forces for a battle against the army. Militant groups in Daraa have recently held a series of parades and released a few statements vowing to fight government forces instead of negotiating with them.
According to local sources, some militant leaders are inspired by the reports about the ongoing talks and want to bargain as much as possible in this situation.