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Regime army sends new reinforcement to Daraa

Local | 2018-06-10 22:11:00
Regime army sends new reinforcement to Daraa
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(Zaman Al Wasl)- The regime army has sent new reinforcement to southern Daraa province as preparations for an imminent offensive against rebels still underway, activists said Sunday.

The southwest is one of the big chunks of territory that still remains outside the control of the regime, which has recovered swathes of territory with the support of the Russian military and Iran-backed Shiite militias.

Fighting in southwestern Syria has been contained since last year by a "de-escalation" agreement brokered by Russia, the United States and Jordan.

Russia said that only regime army troops should be at the southern border with Jordan and Israel, which has waged air strikes in Syria to curb what it fears is Iran's expanding influence.

A senior Jordanian official told Reuters last week that the three countries that signed last year's deal to create the zone "saw eye to eye" on the need to preserve it as a key step to boosting efforts to reach a political solution in Syria.

Syrian activists surfaced footage on social media for rebel commander admitting collusion with the regime army in Daraa.

Abu al-Majed, commander of Ansar aI-Islam rebel group admitted with his military commanders that they were collaborating with the Assad army.  (With Reuters)

Zaman Al Wasl
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