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More Than 10,000 People Have Joined Deir Ezzor’s New Reconciliation Process

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More Than 10,000 People Have Joined Deir Ezzor's New Reconciliation Process

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More than 10,000 people have so far joined the new reconciliation process in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on December 2.

Syrian authorities launched the process from Deir Ezzor city in mid-November with support from local tribal leaders including Sheikh Nauaf al-Bashir, head of Al Baggara tribe and one of the most prominent leaders in eastern and northeastern Syria.

Recently, a new reconciliation center was opened in the town of al-Mayadin in the southern Deir Ezzor countryside in order to encourage more people to join the process. The move was well-received.

“Hundreds of the province’s residents flocked today [December 2] to the reconciliation center in the town of al-Mayadin to settle their status with simple and easy procedures,” the SANA’s reporter said.

The reconciliation process offers a full pardon to all civilians and military personnel wanted by Syrian authorities for evading military service or deserting the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who hold northeastern, eastern and southeastern Deir Ezzor, didn’t cooperate with the reconciliation process. Still, many people travelled from the group’s areas to government-held areas in order to benefit from the process and settle their legal status.

The reconciliation process in Deir Ezzor may move soon to the town of al-Bukamal which is located along the border with Iraq. This will likely be the last stop of the successful process.

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jens holm

They are nothing just following the wind. Those are exact the same, which with swords and lee einfield riffles didnt help assads to take all the way to Al Qaim.

As usual Assads gives them nothing. Assads hardly are anything there as well.

Those people just want to be left alone and continue to live in the old days. The people which really mater for that area are in Turkey and some few in the SDF.

Next the assads will go in and make silent killings as usual and make more forced recruits.

Tommy Lee

“Next the assads will go in and make silent killings as usual and make more forced recruits.”

Is that really such a bad thing? They’ve lived through nearly eleven years of war and hardship that have accomplished nothing, and what’s worse, agents provocateur are constantly stirring up trouble, prolonging the conflict and increasing the suffering. Syria was, objectively, a better place before the Arab Spring, and the people, I think, are willing to accept extreme measures in order to end the conflict.

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