On July 26, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the strategic town of al-Hamidiyah near the occupied Golan Heights in the southern governorate of al-Quneitra, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
The deployment of the SAA in the town is a part of a reconciliation agreement, which was reached last week. A day earlier, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in al-Hamidiyah and several areas around it began handing their weapons to the SAA.
Syrian pro-government activists also reported that the SAA entered the city of al-Quneitra, south of al-Hamidiyah, and raised the Syrian flag over its historical ruins. In 1974, the Israeli military destroyed the city before withdrawing from it.
Currently, the remaining fighters of the FSA and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) are hiding in the towns of Jubata al-Khashab and Turnejeh, north of al-Hamidiyah. These fighters will likely accept an evacuation agreement in the upcoming hours.