The Syrian Army keep advancing on the opposition-held areas of Daraa province, gaining more ground, defeating the rebel groups.
Government forces backed by Russian Federation have recovered swathes of rebel-held Daraa province at the border with Jordan in a major offensive that got underway last month and has forced many rebels to give up territory in negotiated surrender deals.
Syrian rebels in Daraa, the southern city, say their districts are being besieged by the Syrian military, and that they believe the fall of the city outright is imminent.
The victory over rebels in the cradle of the uprising, and the reclaiming of the entire city for the first time in seven years, is a powerful symbol heralding the military defeat of a rebellion that aimed to unseat the Assad dynasty but was waylaid by violent government repression, the rise of Islamist extremists, the unwavering support of the regime's allies Russian Federation and Iran and the dithering of western powers.
Forces loyal to the regime of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, have entered rebel-controlled parts of Daraa, the birthplace of protests that led to the country's civil and proxy war, in a symbolic victory that illustrates the turning tides of the conflict. "By this win, the government reclaimed the control of its border with Jordan and the border crossing to start global trade", she said.Читайте также: Trump in London amid protests and Brexit turmoil
With control over Daraa, government forces can now focus on clearing the last pockets of the opposition and, separately, the Islamic State group from the frontier at the Golan Heights, which Israel seized from Syria in a 1967 war. "The government is expected to launch an operation to capture this area", she added.
"There have not been any losses of Russian servicemen in the Deraa province or in the Syrian Arab Republic in general", the defense department said.
A senior Russian military delegation entered the rebel-held area of the city on Thursday and began negotiations over its handover to state rule, rebel officials and a witness said.
The agreement also provides for safe passage for thousands of opposition fighters and civilians to rebel territory further north, although those transfers have not yet begun.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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