Syrian state media is reporting that an estimated 1,000 wanted men in southern Syria’s Daraa Province surrendered to the army on Wednesday. This included members of rebel groups, as well as draft dodgers and others.
This was part of an attempted reconciliation effort. The Syrian government promised amnesty, saying they’d clear the records of everyone who reached out to the army for a surrender instead of waiting to be captured.
The Syrian government is planning a large offensive in Daraa, one of the last rebel-held areas in the country’s south. There are some moderate rebel groups in the area, along with al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front.
The offer is presumably an attempt to deal with potential rebel allies, and more moderate rebel groups, before the offensive begins in earnest. State media also accused al-Qaeda of trying to “thwart” the reconciliation effort, but did not offer specifics on how.
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US heard such news? But we do not get to hear what the MSM and state department say about it.
But Russia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran exceedingly happy about 1 thousand fighters finally getting a good- and god-night sleep.
And the biggest ever murderer not only does no decapitate, burn alive, or drown in a cages not even one of these gentle fighters?
Really? How can that be true? For gentler a rebel is, the madder and more murderous gets Assad.
Darn it, Syrians, Russians, and me always lie so much! It sickens all Congress, MSM, Army, CIA, FBI….
There ARE “moderate rebel groups” in Syria? I guess everything is relative.
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