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SYRIA WAR: SYRIAN FLAG RAISED IN QUNEITRA ON SYRIAN SIDE OF GOLAN HEIGHTS

GOLAN HEIGHTS, Government forces raised the Syrian flag in the largely ruined city of Quneitra on Thursday, regained from surrendering rebels as the government tightens its hold on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, strategic territory bordering Israel and Jordan.

Uniformed men raise the Syrian national flag and the black, white, green and red flag of President Bashar al-Assad’s Baath Party in the long-abandoned city.

Government forces, backed by a major Russian air campaign, have been pushing into Quneitra province after an offensive last month that routed rebels in adjoining Deraa province who were once backed by Washington, Jordan and Gulf states.

Government forces began pushing last week towards the border area close to the demilitarised zone adjoining the Israeli-occupied area after rebels surrendered large parts of Quneitra province.

The Russians reached a deal with the last group of mainstream rebels in control of the rebel part of northwestern Quneitra province in a deal that now effectively brings the whole of the border frontier under state control, an opposition source said.

Under the terms of a 1974 U.N. armistice that demilitarised much of the Golan, Israel withdrew from the abandoned capital of Quneitra province which it had razed to the ground after capturing it in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The destroyed town had fallen into rebel hands in 2014.

Government forces have raised the Syrian flag in several other towns along the frontier, including al Hamidiyah and Rafid, that overlooks a U.N. observation post.

A Russian-brokered deal allows the return of Syrian army brigades that existed before the conflict began in 2011 to where they were stationed near the demilitarised zone.

So far there have been no signs of a significant deployment of Syrian army troops to former posts near the frontier, according to a regional intelligence source.

Israel says it is concerned that Assad may defy the U.N. armistice, or let his Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah reinforcements deploy there.

There is a strong presence in parts of Quneitra of Iranian-backed militias, the intelligence source said, adding that they have taken a low profile to avoid antagonising Russia which had given pledges to Israel to curb their influence.

The Israeli government has signalled it would not impede the Syrian army presence in Quneitra as long as it kept away from the demilitarised zone. However, Israel said it will continue to escalate attacks along its frontier and elsewhere in Syria where it suspects Iranian-backed forces are stationed.

Mainstream rebels are completing a handover of weapons and in some instances negotiating with Russian officers about enlisting in army units that serve as local forces, opposition source say.

Several hundred mainly jihadist rebels from a former al Qaeda offshoot have rejected the deals and accepted safe passage to opposition-held parts of northern Syria.

Rebels say army and pro-government militias have been putting up checkpoints in former rebel held-towns in Quneitra province that have accepted the return of state rule

The army is still battling a local Daesh affiliate around the Yarmouk Basin nearby, where the army said on Thursday its ground forces had made significant progress after nearly 10 days of relentless Russian-led bombing.

An army source was quoted on state media as saying the towns of Tseel and Adwan had now been seized alongside the commanding heights of Tel Jamou, which the militants had been fiercely defending.

Source: NAM News Network

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GOLAN HEIGHTS, Government forces raised the Syrian flag in the largely ruined city of Quneitra on Thursday, regained from surrendering rebels as the government tightens its hold on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, strategic territory bordering Israel and Jordan.Uniformed men raise the Syrian national flag and the...

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SYRIA WAR: SYRIAN FLAG RAISED IN QUNEITRA ON SYRIAN SIDE OF GOLAN HEIGHTS

GOLAN HEIGHTS, Government forces raised the Syrian flag in the largely ruined city of Quneitra on Thursday, regained from surrendering rebels as the government tightens its hold on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, strategic territory bordering Israel and Jordan.

Uniformed men raise the Syrian national flag and the black, white, green and red flag of President Bashar al-Assad’s Baath Party in the long-abandoned city.

Government forces, backed by a major Russian air campaign, have been pushing into Quneitra province after an offensive last month that routed rebels in adjoining Deraa province who were once backed by Washington, Jordan and Gulf states.

Government forces began pushing last week towards the border area close to the demilitarised zone adjoining the Israeli-occupied area after rebels surrendered large parts of Quneitra province.

The Russians reached a deal with the last group of mainstream rebels in control of the rebel part of northwestern Quneitra province in a deal that now effectively brings the whole of the border frontier under state control, an opposition source said.

Under the terms of a 1974 U.N. armistice that demilitarised much of the Golan, Israel withdrew from the abandoned capital of Quneitra province which it had razed to the ground after capturing it in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The destroyed town had fallen into rebel hands in 2014.

Government forces have raised the Syrian flag in several other towns along the frontier, including al Hamidiyah and Rafid, that overlooks a U.N. observation post.

A Russian-brokered deal allows the return of Syrian army brigades that existed before the conflict began in 2011 to where they were stationed near the demilitarised zone.

So far there have been no signs of a significant deployment of Syrian army troops to former posts near the frontier, according to a regional intelligence source.

Israel says it is concerned that Assad may defy the U.N. armistice, or let his Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah reinforcements deploy there.

There is a strong presence in parts of Quneitra of Iranian-backed militias, the intelligence source said, adding that they have taken a low profile to avoid antagonising Russia which had given pledges to Israel to curb their influence.

The Israeli government has signalled it would not impede the Syrian army presence in Quneitra as long as it kept away from the demilitarised zone. However, Israel said it will continue to escalate attacks along its frontier and elsewhere in Syria where it suspects Iranian-backed forces are stationed.

Mainstream rebels are completing a handover of weapons and in some instances negotiating with Russian officers about enlisting in army units that serve as local forces, opposition source say.

Several hundred mainly jihadist rebels from a former al Qaeda offshoot have rejected the deals and accepted safe passage to opposition-held parts of northern Syria.

Rebels say army and pro-government militias have been putting up checkpoints in former rebel held-towns in Quneitra province that have accepted the return of state rule

The army is still battling a local Daesh affiliate around the Yarmouk Basin nearby, where the army said on Thursday its ground forces had made significant progress after nearly 10 days of relentless Russian-led bombing.

An army source was quoted on state media as saying the towns of Tseel and Adwan had now been seized alongside the commanding heights of Tel Jamou, which the militants had been fiercely defending.

Source: NAM News Network

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GOLAN HEIGHTS, Government forces raised the Syrian flag in the largely ruined city of Quneitra on Thursday, regained from surrendering rebels as the government tightens its hold on the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, strategic territory bordering Israel and Jordan.Uniformed men raise the Syrian national flag and the...

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