On July 12, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the towns of Kafr Shams, Inkhil and Muzayrib in the western Daraa countryside under a reconciliation agreement between the Damascus government and the local Free Syrian Army groups, according to the Hezbollah media wing.
The new reconciliation agreement was reached few days ago as a result of a successful negotiation, which was mediated by Russia. Soon, the Russian Military Police will be also deployed in the towns as a part of the same agreement.
A day earlier, FSA fighters in Inkhil handed over one T-55 battle tank and two vehicles armed with heavy machine guns to the SAA as a gesture of good will. Syrian opposition activists believe that more than 12 battle tanks and loads of weapons will be handed over to the SAA in the upcoming days.
Meanwhile, the Syrian pro-opposition news outlet STEP News Agency reported that the local religious scholars in the town of al-Harrah have called for accepting a reconciliation agreement. This confirms that the local commanders are negotiating with the Damascus government quietly.
These successful reconciliation agreements in western Daraa may end the need for a military operation there and force the remaining fighters of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in the governorate of al-Quneitra to surrender.