Pro-government forces fully secured the towns of Busra al-Sham and Hrak in southern Syria after a reconciliation agreement agreement had been implemented in them, according to the Syrian state media.
Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies entered these towns earlier accepting a surrender from local militants. On July 17 when armed groups finished surrendering their heavy and medium weapons, these towns were declared fully liberated.
Meanwhile, the SAA advance targeted militants’ positions in the settlements of al-Mal, Aqrabah and many nearby points, which, according to pro-government sources, are now also under control of the SAA. However, these areas still have to be secured.