On July 27, the remaining fighters of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the southern governorate of al-Quneitra accepted an evacuation agreement, which was proposed by the Damascus government few days ago, according to Syrian pro-government activists.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that dozens of buses entered the HTS-held towns of Bariqa, Ufaniyah, Turnejeh, Jubata al-Khashab and Beer Ajam in al-Quneitra. According to the pro-opposition monitoring group, the buses will evacuate hundreds of fighters of HTS and the FSA along with their families to the opposition-held areas in the northern governorate of Idlib in the upcoming hours.
A day earlier, the SAA entered the historical city of Quneitra and several villages and town around it under a reconciliation agreement with local FSA groups.
Once the evacuation process is over, the entire governorate of al-Quneitra will be under the control of the SAA for the first time since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011.