On July 14, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the village of Khirbat al-Saraya and the hells of al-Mutuaq south of the town of Inkhil in the western Daraa countryside, according to the Hezbollah media wing in Syria.
Two days earlier, the SAA entered Inkhil along with the towns of Kafr Shams and Muzayrib under a reconciliation agreement. Currently, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups in these towns are handing over their weapons to the SAA.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the town of Jasim, which is located 5km southwest of Inkhil, has joined the reconciliation process. According to the stat-run news agency, local FSA fighters handed over several battle tanks to the SAA as a gesture of goodwill.
المجموعات المسلحة تسلّم السلاح الثقيل من مدرعات وقذائف هاون في بلدتي جاسم وأنخل
والجيش العربي السوري يسيطر على قرية خربة السريا وتلتها بالإضافة لتلول المطوق جنوب مدينة انخل في ريف درعا الشمالي. pic.twitter.com/CiAQm3Dnks
— Hassan Ridha (@sayed_ridha) July 14, 2018
The key towns of Namar, Nawa and al-Harrah are expected to reach a reconciliation agreement with the Damascus government in the upcoming days. Some of these towns are now witnessing protests against the FSA and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
Once the reconciliation process in Daraa is over, the SAA may launch a military operation against the fighters of HTS in the governorate of al-Quneitra, if they refuse to withdraw towards northern Syria.