On July 6, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Military Police imposed a full control of the strategic Nasib border crossing in the eastern Daraa countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Few hours earlier, the SAA isolated the crossing from the western direction after capturing the silos and from the eastern direction after capturing the town of al-Muta’iyah. Following this rapid advance, source of the Syrian opposition announced that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in southern Syria accepted an evacuation agreement.
The deployment of the Russian Military Police in Nasib is likely a part of a secret agreement between Russia, Jordan and the Damascus government. During the last two months, several reports suggested that such an agreement was under development. Only now this is confirmed.
A final agreement on southern governorate of Daraa will likely be announced by the Damascus government and the FSA in the upcoming hours. However, the battle may move to the nearby governorate of al-Quneitra, where the militants have not accepted a surrender yet.