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Syrian government forces enter two areas in Eastern Daraa after agreement between Free Syrian Army and Russia

Editing: Amena Riyad |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Nouha Salti
Publication date: 2018/07/10 18:20

Daraa - SMART

On Tuesday, members of the Syrian government forces entered two new areas in Eastern Daraa, Southern Syria, in preparation to establish bases in the areas after the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Russia reached an agreement four days earlier.

Activists said that the Syrian government forces entered the areas of the grain silos and the prison of the Gharz village, which were under the control of the Houran Court of Justice.

Ismat al-Absi, the president of the High Judicial Council of Houran, reported that the Justice House is outside of the Judicial Council's control "whether the Syrian government forces enter the court's areas or not."

Al-Absi added that the Judicial Council still controls the courts of Western Daraa and the city of Quneitra, saying, "Certain mechanisms and understandings are the elements that decide the elimination or continuation of the revolutionary judiciary control over the areas outside Syrian government control."

On Monday, the Syrian government forces entered the border villages of Zeizoun and Tal Shihab and established border bases according to the agreement reached between the FSA and Russia.

Three weeks ago, the Syrian government forces and their allies launched a military campaign in the Daraa governorate, killing and injuring dozens of civilians and forcibly displacing tens of thousands of others. Later, Russia and the FSA factions in Daraa reached an agreement that was enforced in the entire Daraa governorate except for its northwestern countryside. The deal included a ceasefire in the area and stated that the fighters who refuse to sign it will be forcibly displaced to Northern Syria.