The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Wanted individuals optioned to surrender or leave Daraa | Negotiation committees declare start of first steps of new agreement

Daraa province: SOHR activists have reported that the Negotiation Committee has agreed with the Russian delegation on starting settlement of security situations of the wanted individuals and handing their weapons over to regime forces, with specifying Zanobyah School as the center where these weapons will delivered. In addition, the two sides agreed on preparing busses for transporting civilians and women, who are not wanted by regime forces, from Daraa al-Balad through al-Saraya crossing.


The Negotiation Committee has announced that the agreement states on the displacement of wanted people, and that green busses are prepared to transport them out.


SOHR reliable sources have confirmed that everyone stays in the region without settling their security status, will be considered as a terrorist and prosecuted by the Russians.


It is worth noting that Russian forces supervise the implementation of the agreement, which will take 15 days.


Earlier today, Russian forces patrols escorted by four vehicles had arrived at al-Saraya checkpoint that separated Daraa al-Balad and Daraa al-Mahata.


SOHR activists had reported that that four “Green” vehicles and several cars carrying some civilians who were likely correspondents of regime media to report exist of the besieged civilians in Daraa al-Balad to the vehicles of to the neighborhood of Daraa al-Mahata.


A few hours earlier, regime forces bombarded with Gvozdika shelling in the vicinity of a leader’s headquarters in Tafs and the northwest hills in al-Yadoodah neighborhood in western Daraa.


According to sources, the opposition leader reported that he did not trust Russia and refuses to hand over his weapons. On the other hand, regime forces and the 4th Division bombarded with tanks and heavy weapons shells several neighborhood in Daraa.


The escalations came few hours before a meeting that would be hold between the Russian delegation and the negotiating central committee in Daraa.


Yesterday, SOHR activists reported that the Russian delegation proposed several terms to reach a settlement in Daraa, including the following:


  • Lifting the siege imposed on Daraa al-Balad.


  • Civil police to be stationed in several positions.


  • Conducting Russian patrols


  • Hading over of weapons in possession of civilians


  • Evacuation of dozens of wanted individuals and people opposing to the agreement.


According to sources, the Russian delegation called the Central Committee in Hawaran for a meeting to be held today to discuss and raise decisions to the residents and the tribal committees before starting implementing the new agreement.


SOHR sources explained that Daraa would witness ceasefire and lift of siege imposed on Daraa al-Balad through opening al-Sariya crossing in the first hours of implementing the new agreement. Moreover, the other terms of the agreement is expected to be implemented in no more 15 days.


SOHR sources reported earlier that the negotiation committees and the Russian delegation agreed on starting a new round of negotiations tomorrow, Sunday, which would be followed by several meetings and communications between the Russians and the Central Committees in Hawaran in order to discuss several terms of the “Russian proposal” with the aim to put an end to the military escalation in Daraa.