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Monday, August 29

"Rebels on the verge of surrendering another key town near Damascus"

At 5 this morning in Washington I posted a FARS report about a domino effect building among Syrian rebels to work out truces with the government. Twelve hours later, on the other side of the world, Leith Fadel was preparing to file a report for Al Masdar News on the next domino about to fall.

Rebels on the verge of surrendering another key town near Damascus
By Leith Fadel
August 29, 2016

Damascus, Syria (5:30 P.M.) – Last week, the Islamist rebels of Liwaa Shuhada Al-Islam surrendered the strategic town of Darayya to the Syrian government after four years of intense fighting.

Within hours of the surrender announcement in Darayya, the nearby Islamist rebels in Mo’adhimiyah contacted the government delegation they worked with to achieve the reconciliation agreement earlier this year.

The Islamist rebels told the government officials that they are willing to renegotiate a deal that would surrender Mo’adhimiyah to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in exchange for transportation to the Idlib Governorate.

According to a military source in Damascus, the government and opposition delegations are currently meeting in Mo’adhimiyah; however, no further details were given to Al-Masdar News regarding the negotiation process.

Mo’adhimiyah is situated at the western border of Darayya in the West Ghouta region of rural Damascus (Rif Dimashq).

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