On June 29, the towns of Ibta and Da’il in the western Daraa countryside reached a reconciliation agreement with the Damascus government after a quick and successful negotiation, according to the Syrian state TV. Before the beginning of the negotiation, the locals managed to expel the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) from both towns.
Syrian pro-government activists said that the reconciliation agreement will force the former fighters of the FSA in the two towns to hand over their weapons to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The Russian Military Police was also deployed there under the same agreement.
Meanwhile, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that the towns of Umm al-Mayadin, Nasib, al-Tayyibah and Sayda in the eastern Daraa countryside have accepted a similar agreement. The state-run news agency added that the former fighters of the FSA in these towns will hand over their weapons to the SAA very soon.
According to local sources, thousands of civilians are currently protesting against the FSA in most of the villages and towns in the governorate of Daraa. These protests will likely force the remaining US-backed groups to accept an evacuation agreement very soon.