Members Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) have reportedly started withdrawing from the village of Maghr Al-Meer to the town of Beit Jinn in southern Syria. The militants allegedly made this decision following a series of setbacks in the ongoing battle against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
If this is confirmed, the SAA will likely establish control over Maghr Al-Meer in the next few days. This will be a major blow to the HTS defense in the Beit Jinn pocket.
Meanwhile, reports also appeared that HTS is ready to negotiate a withdrawal agreement to Idlib with the Syrian government. However, this is still not confirmed also.
According to local sources, the SAA is now preparing for an advance on Maghr Al-Meer. If government troops took control over the village without significant resistance, the aforementioned reports are likely true.