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Sunday, July 22

"Syrian Army takes over last rebel stronghold in Daraa;" Damascus-Amman highway fully secured

“And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”

[Pundita note: By "Damascus-Amman highway" Zen is referring to the part of Syria's vital M5 highway that crosses the border into Amman, Jordan.]

By Zen Adra
July 22, 2018
AMN

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:45 P.M.) – The Syrian forces have officially imposed full control over Nawa city in southern Syria after militants as per an evacuation deal with the Syrian Government.

Fierce battles were fought for the last insurgent bastion before the Nusra-linked [al Qaeda] extremist fighters succumbed to the Syrian Army’s terms of surrender.

Militants who ruled out reconciliation have been evacuated – along with their families – to the jihadi-controlled province of Idlib in northwest Syria.

With the evacuation of Nawa militants the entire Daraa province has been freed from the Jabhet al-Nusra terror group.
On Saturday militants who controlled the town of Mahajeh have been also evacuated to Idlib as per a similar deal, thus fully securing the Damascus-Amman highway.
[END REPORT]

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