On July 22, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered the town of Nawa in the western Daraa countryside under an agreement with the local Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups, according to the Syrian News Channel.
During the last two days, hundreds of militants and their families withdrew from Nawa to the opposition-held areas in the northern governorate of Idlib after rejecting the reconciliation agreement, which was reached on July 18.
Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) had sabotaged a previous reconciliation agreement in Nawa. Back then, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) and the Russian Aerospace Forces responded with a series of heavy airstrikes, which forced the radical group to withdrew from the town towards the nearby governorate of al-Quneitra.
Nawa is a highly strategic town, as it overlooks the positions of the ISIS-affiliated Khalid ibn al-Walid Army in the valley of Yarmouk. According to pro-government sources, the former FSA fighters in Nawa will participate in the upcoming attack on the terrorist group.