Syria’s Daraa implements second term of settlement under Russian supervision

DARAA, Syria (North Press) – On Wednesday, the government forces members and their security services began to enter the besieged neighborhoods in Syria’s Daraa according to the agreement reached by the negotiating parties.

On September 5, a number of Daraa’s notables and government forces, in the presence of a number of Russian officers, reached a ceasefire agreement which stipulated the handover of weapons and deployment of government security points in the neighborhoods which were besieged during the last two months.

One of the notables of Daraa Governorate told North Press that government forces entered the neighborhoods of Daraa al-Balad, Tariq al-Sad, and the camps, accompanied by Russian military police and a number of notables.

After the completion of security sweeps and searches of some houses, government forces will set up nine military checkpoints in Daraa al-Balad, the Tariq al-Sad neighborhood, and the camps.

He pointed out that the security committee of the government forces divided the neighborhoods into three sectors, with the civil police and military security entering Daraa al-Balad, State and Political Security entering Tariq al-Sad neighborhood, and Air Force Intelligence passing to the camp neighborhood.

A local source in Daraa al-Balad told North Press that the government forces raised the Syrian flag over the tower of the post office in Daraa al-Balad for the first time since July 2018.

The Military Security branch in Daraa released the wife and sons of Mo’ayad Harfoush a.k.a. Abu Ta’ja, on Wednesday after their arrest earlier this month after their return from the city of Tafas in the western countryside of Daraa.

The security services of the government forces demanded the deportation of Harfoush, along with another person named Muhammad al-Musalema (Hafo) to northern Syria.

Reporting by Ihsan Mohammed