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"More Militant-Held Regions in Southern Syria Join Peace Agreement"


July 9, 2018
FARS

TEHRAN (FNA)- Militants in more regions in Dara'a and Sweida provinces handed over their weapons to relevant officials and ended fight with the Syrian army, the Russian Defense Ministry announced in its latest report on Monday.

The Center reported that 15 towns in Dara'a and a town in Sweida province have joined the peace plan in the past 24 hours.

It added that totally 75 regions in Dara'a province have joined the peace plan, increasing the number of such regions in Southwestern Syria to 90.

Meantime, nearly 1,000 terrorists and their family members are due to be transferred from Southern Syria to other regions.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that a majority of militant commanders have endorsed the reconciliation plan in the Southern province of Dara'a, adding that the peace plan will probably be put into action in five regions in Western Dara'a.

The ministry said that most terrorist commanders have joined peace agreement with the Syrian army only a few hours after the start the reconciliation plan in Dara'a.

It further said that a major number of terrorist commanders have decided to end battle and join the peace process with the army following talks with government troops.

In the meantime, the terrorist groups in the townships of Jidrou region in Western Dara'a, including Ankhal, Nawa, Jasem, Nemr and al-Harrah formed a joint delegation to enter talks with the Russian-Syrian delegation.

Terrorists formed a joint delegation after militants in Eastern Dara'a laid down arms and signed the peace agreement with the army.

Field sources said that terrorists in Western Dara'a have been given only a 48-hour-long ultimatum to decide about peace talks.

[END REPORT]

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