Positive steps to implement the Daraa Al-Balad agreement.
The governor of Daraa “Marwan Sharbak” said that positive steps have been achieved in the “Daraa Al-Balad” agreement, and the file of the agreement is expected to be completed within the next few hours.
“Sharbak” added in press statements that the security and military committee in the province is pushing positive steps towards completing a peaceful solution in order to spare bloodshed.
Adding that official statements regarding the reality in Daraa will be issued soon and that accurate information regarding events in the province will only be through official statements from the authorized authorities.
Damascus University announced today the suspension of exams in the colleges and institutes of the Daraa branch until further notice, and said that the exam program will be removed according to the new dates, due to the prevailing security conditions in the city.
Today, Daraa witnessed a state of relative calm and anticipation of the course of events, after the tension that occurred last Thursday after the militants violated the terms of the agreement reached by the security and military committee with the notables of “Daraa al-Balad”.
Daraa Police Commander Brigadier Dirar al-Dandal, confirmed in previous statements that the militants violated the agreement and only a small part of their weapons were handed over to them, and groups of them fired at Syrian army points, pointing to the presence of ISIS groups in Daraa al-Balad who refuses the agreement and not abide by it.
On Thursday, the Syrian army units advanced on more than one axis towards “Daraa al-Balad”, where the positions of the militants holed up in the area were targeted, and who fired mortars at the city’s neighborhoods, which led to the loss of a man and a child and the wounding of 3 others and material damage to the “National Hospital”.
The army’s checkpoints in Daraa’s countryside were also subjected to attacks by armed men, which were confronted by the army, which led to the killing of the leader “Moadh al-Zoubi” and a number of his militants, before the military confrontations stopped on Thursday evening, when it was agreed to return to the negotiating table.
Sources of the Syrian Documentation Center reported that the security committee continues its attempts to implement the “Daraa Al-Balad” agreement by peaceful means, which provides for the surrender of all weapons to the Syrian state and the settlement of the situation of those who want to be armed, and the deportation of those who refuse to settle to northern Syria, in order to restore stability in the entire province after civilians have suffered for 3 years now from the chaos of the spread of weapons, assassinations and bombings.
Yesterday the Syrian army witnessed the liberation of a number of its members who were kidnapped by the militants last Thursday, as informed sources confirmed that all the kidnapped will be liberated and the agreement will be implemented despite the militants’ attempts to obstruct.