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Prominent FSA Commander Returns From Jordan And Join Reconciliation Process In Southern Syria

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Prominent FSA Commander Returns From Jordan And Join Reconciliation Process In Southern Syria

Imad Abu Zriq

Imad Abu Zriq, a prominent commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), has returned from Jordan to the southern Syrian governorate of Daraa and joined the reconciliation process, Syrian opposition activists revealed on January 15.

Abu Zriq led the US-backed Revolution Army for about two years, during which he barely participated in any attack on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Last year, when the SAA launched its final attack on the opposition’s positions in southern Syria, Zriq made several threats and vowed to fight until death. However, he run away to Jordan when the army began the real advance on the ground.

According to the activists, Zriq return is a part of a Russian-Jordanian plan to pressure former FSA commanders into joining the reconciliation process. The plan is aimed at using the influence of these local commanders to establish new pro-government forces under the command of the Russian-backed 5th Corps.

The upcoming weeks will witness the return of more FSA commanders to southern Syria. This will likely lead to more stability in the newly-liberated region.

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  • Jens Holm

    So where will Assads burrry him.

    • Barba_Papa

      Bad PR. When other headchoppers see they can surrender and have a life again they’re far more likely to do so then when they see their former comrades get killed.

  • Brother Ma

    Why would the FSa trust this fellow who was a coward. If i was Russia if ittheir plan is unsuccessful i would disappear this guy into the desert. No headchoppers should be allowed to survive on Syrian soil.

    • jorge

      Wrong, if an army is superior in combat, and the enemy hasn’t any chance of final victory, all the smart scum that is able to realize it can have their chance of rehabilitation, and puting them paying with blood in combat it’s a good choice.

      • Brother Ma

        Sure..I have seen “The Dirty Dozen”.

    • Bill Wilson

      I wouldn’t say that Abu Zrig was a coward. His militias left the SAA alone and fought HTS plus ISIS. He was smart enough to duck into Jordan to negotiate with Damascus from a safe location while doing the same with Amman at the same time about the return of refugees from his region. The SAA sorely needs trained and experienced fighters and commanders since they had to muster out tens of thousands which had served for 6-8 years straight and were agitating to get out. These moderate militias were a good bet to absorb into the SAA since they honored truces made with Damascus while keeping their regions tied in with Syria’s war time economy. All Syrians have become weary of the fighting and their crappy economy so many have become willing to go along to get along now that Damascus has re-established control in their regions with many willing to help eliminate the extremists that bedeviled them earlier.

      • Brother Ma

        Valid points. Like I said “Dirty Dozen”treatment. Fight to the death or win to allow yourselves to be washed of shame and reenter Syrian Soceity.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Will it, it didn’t work out to well when they were here last time, I think they should just leave him where he is.

    • jorge

      Willing, SAA is in perpetual process of building up since 2015, the Tigers are returning to Idlib after a pause of a couple of months, and Suheil just won the Order of Suvorov ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Suvorov ), the Hama’s Front, and not only that front, is showing new guns and new capabilities of th SAA. I think that we are going to have some surprises in the Idlib’s offensive that will soon start. More, this offensive isn’t now just in Idlib, because all the Front Zaara, al Bab, Manjib has been incorporated in SAA’s nortwest Front.

      • Willing Conscience (The Truths

        Hi jorge, yes the SAA has been beefing up for sure, heaps of Russian artillery with long range is in all the right spots and no shortage of manpower, it’s looking more than good, it’s looking like another cakewalk for the SAA.
        The only thing that’s surprised me so far is why they haven’t started already, stuff the lazy FSA stragglers, just hit them hard and fast and take out anyone who gets in the way, FSA, NFL or even the Turks themselves if they’re stupid enough to get caught in the crossfire, 3 to 4 weeks from the moment they do HTS is gone forever. Strike while the irons hot and their throats exposed, there will never be a better opportunity than now.
        I think the surprise in store for everyone is just how quickly and easily the SAA and Russia will destroy these retards, especially if Erdogan puts the boot in as well and reclaims some territory from HTS while they’re being savaged by the SAA. Cheers jorge.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    These scum need to be shot on sight.

    • jorge

      The disciplinary platoon to the scum is an very old russian (and not only russian) tradition. The French, by their side, have the Légion Étrangère, etc., etc.

  • Xoli Xoli

    Regrets in human heart must be respect. Even though very serious vigilant approach should be apply to avoid regrets.