On July 6, the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Russia reached an initial agreement on southern Syria during a meeting in the town of Bosra al-Sham, according to the Syrian new outlet Enab Baladi.
Under the agreement, the FSA will hand over its weapons to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and withdraw to the opposition-held areas in northern Syria along with radical fighters of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the Ahrar al-Sham Movement.
In return, the SAA will withdraw from the recently liberated towns of al-Musayfirah, al-Jizah, Kahil and Shawat al-Qamh. The SAA will be replaced by units of the Russian Military Police and later by the Syrian Police, in a similar way to what happened in the northern Homs countryside.
The pro-opposition outlet said that the militants of the western Daraa countryside and al-Qunitar have not approved the agreement yet. These areas are well known for hosting hundreds of HTS fighters, due to this they will likely reject this peaceful solution.
The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria and the Damascus government will likely confirm the agreement and release new details about it in the upcoming hours.