More militants are readying to surredner to Syrian government forces in Aleppo city, according to unconfirmed reports in pro-government and pro-militant social media accounts.
After the collapse of Jaish al-Fatah (a militant coalition that unites a wide range of militant groups in the area of Aleppo city) defenses in northeastern Aleppo, many militant factions lost the hope to defeat “regime forces” and felt themselves “betrayed” by their Western and Gulf patrons.
A poor fighting spirit and the bad situation at Aleppo frontlines pushed militant factions to consider an option to take an opportunity to surrender and to leave the city. At least 500 militants already did this. Many more members of various militant group are readying to do this.
The problem is the opposition of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), which leads Jaish al-Fatah coalition, to this choice. So, “moderate militants” have to find a way to run from their al-Qaeda linked allies.