As tense calm prevailing in Daraa al-Balad | Second batch of suspects and civilians rejecting the agreement arrives in Aleppo countryside
Daraa province: SOHR sources have reported that the second batch of suspects and civilians rejecting the recent agreement in Daraa al-Balad has arrived in al-Bab city which is under the control of the Turkish-backed factions in eastern Aleppo. The number of people left Daraa al-Balad in the second batch reached 79 people, and they were 45 fighters and 34 women and children, while the first batch included eight other fighters.
Last night, SOHR sources reported heavy machinegun fire on Daraa al-Balad, but no casualties have been reported. Meanwhile, tense calm was prevailing in the region, along with preparations for implementing the rest terms of the Russian roadmap.
A few hours earlier, SOHR sources reported that the “green buses” arrived in Daraa al-Balad to evacuate gunmen and civilians refusing the recent agreement to northern Syria. According to SOHR sources, the negotiation committee agreed with the security committee on the evacuation of the second batch this evening, as 53 people would leave to north Syria region, including three individuals who will leave with their families.
SOHR sources reported earlier that regime forces shelled the neighbourhoods of Daraa al-Balad with artillery shells and rockets with the aim to exert pressure on the suspects and negotiation committee to start evacuating the second batch of suspects and individuals refusing the agreement to north Syria region.
Meanwhile, the security committee in Daraa were insisting on the evacuation of all suspects whose number has reached 100, including two individuals accused of “belonging to ISIS”, handing individual weapons over, establishing military checkpoints in the besieged neighbourhoods and searching for suspects and weapons in the area’s houses, in return for lifting the siege imposed on Daraa city.
According to sources, the negotiation committee continued negotiations and complied with the Russian roadmap, but regime forces did not withdraw from the surrounding areas of Daraa al-Balad as agreed.
Reliable SOHR sources reported that the second batch of suspects and individuals refusing the agreement was supposed to leave to north Syria region this evening, in the case that regime forces showed good faith and withdrew their troops from the surrounding areas of Daraa al-Balad in accordance to the roadmap.