Rebel leader in S. Syria reports a ceasefire deal with the Russians

After weeks of taking heavy bombardment, a spokesman for the rebels’ joint operations room was quoted Friday as announcing that a ceasefire deal had been reached with Russian negotiators. He said the rebels agreed to gradually hand over their heavy weapons to the Russian police; the Syrian army would pull out of some captured villages in the Daraa region and Russian police would deploy along the Syrian-Jordanian border and take charge of the key Nassib border crossing.

There is no Syrian or Russian confirmation of this report. But a short time later, a convoy of 10 army trucks with Russian and Syrian flags was seen entering Nassib. DEBKAfile: This deal if confirmed would approximate the de-escalation zones plan approved by Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin last year for Daraa and Quneitra. It would also be a reversal of the acclaimed objective of the latest Russian-Syrian offensive which was to restore these regions to direct Syrian military control.

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5 thoughts on “Rebel leader in S. Syria reports a ceasefire deal with the Russians

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 19:33 at 19:33

    De-escalation is good. Not sure about a Russian police thing. They might try to implement new camel speed limits. Plus, people in the region have no vodka buckets to bribe a little.

  • Jul 6, 2018 @ 21:04 at 21:04

    Thank you skilled negotiators. Now, to focus on the west bank. No more fiery kids toys or these folks can go back to the land of the lost. Also, bedouins got caught up in welfare. Time to be grateful and compliant or leave. Your tents turned to tin shacks, your attitude turned to hate. You bite the hand that fed you.

  • Jul 7, 2018 @ 3:59 at 3:59

    Hasn’t digested the photos of SAA/HizbAllah at the Nasib border crossing…

    Behold, as a lion that ascends from the heights of the Jordan to a strong dwelling, when I bring the moment [that] I will hasten them over her, for who is like Me and who will appoint Me a time, and who is a shepherd who will stand before Me?

    How do you say, “We are wise, and the Law of the Lord is with us”? Verily, behold it is in vain, he made a false scribes’ pen. ?.
    9. Wise men were ashamed, they were broken and caught; behold they rejected the word of the Lord, now what wisdom have they? ?.
    10. Therefore, I will give their wives to others, their fields to those who possess them for from the smallest to the greatest, they all commit robbery, from prophet to priest, they all deal falsely. ?.
    11. And they healed the breach of My people easily, saying, “Peace, peace,” but there is no peace. ??.
    12. They shall be put to shame since they have committed abomination. Neither are they ashamed nor do they know to feel disgrace. They will, therefore, fall among the slain; at the time I have visited upon them, they will stumble, says the Lord. ??.

  • Jul 7, 2018 @ 5:52 at 5:52

    How can anyone be stupid enough to trust Russian deescalation promises when Russia and its Iranian allies have broken every single one of them so far? By giving up your best weapons, you are guaranteeing your defeat and demise.

  • Jul 7, 2018 @ 15:33 at 15:33

    Invest in concrete, the war will by over soon


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