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Saturday, September 3

Wait long enough and the fog of war starts to clear

From AMN CEO Leith Fadel's Twitter page:

  1. Turkish construction companies have signed contracts to fix Sheikh Najjar District in Aleppo City
  2. Someone in the Syrian government is also leaking sensitive information to As-Safir. Assad and Erdogan are scheduled to meet in September
  3. this only deals with Aleppo. However, this is very similar to the Daraa agreement.
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What's it all mean?  It means we should hope that the Syrian government isn't blowing smoke.  

Now if by "Daraa" Leith means Daraya.....

Speaking of the Daraya agreement, here's more on the falling-dominos effect I've been highlighting for days:

Four More Militant-Held Towns Join Peace Process in Damascus Province
September 3, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Governor-General of Damascus province Ala Monir announced that after Darayya [also spelled Daraya] and Mo'adhamiyeh, four other towns have also joined the peace talks with the Syrian government.

"Successful performance of the Syrian government and army men in Darayya have encouraged the towns of al-Tal, Elhameh, Qodsiya and Wadi Bardi to join peace agreement," Monir said.

"Syrian-Syrian agreement has accelerated reconciliation trend in the province, in the meantime, good behavior of the Syrian soldiers and officials with people in Darayya caused civilians in Mo'adhamiyeh to accept courageously engagement in peace with government," Monir added.

"A government committee will pay a visit to Darayya in the next few days to collect information about the requirements of civilians there to start rebuilding of the city," he further said.

Sources said on Thursday that the militant groups' agreement to surrender Darayya city after negotiations with a Syrian government delegation was a success for continued peace talks in other parts of Damascus:

"The number of agreements between the government and terrorists in Damascus province is on the rise and the train of peace talks will possibly reach al-Mo'adhamiyeh sooner than other regions," said the source who is a member of the government negotiating delegation.

Mo'adhamiyeh is hosting 35,000 people who will remain in the region and merely 100 militants who don’t intend to surrender their weapons are due to leave the region towards Idlib.



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