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Syrian Authorities Release 21 Detainees in Daraa

Syrian Authorities Release 21 Detainees in Daraa

Sunday, 5 December, 2021 - 09:15
A Russian soldier is pictured in Daraa al-Balad in Syria's southern province of Daraa on September 1, 2021. (AFP)

Syrian authorities in Daraa released 21 detainees, "who did not spill the blood of Syrians," as part of the recent settlement agreement proposed by the state and sponsored by Russia.

Daraa Governor Louay Kharita stressed that everyone is responsible for providing advice and guidance to those released so that they can be active in society.

Secretary of the Arab Socialist Baath Party branch Hussein al-Rifai said this is the 14th batch of detainees who are being released to resume their normal lives.

Over the past two months, the Daraa province has witnessed settlement processes as part of the agreement, including in the Daraa al-Balad neighborhood and most villages, towns, and cities in the Daraa countryside.

The settlement was accompanied by combing operations carried out by the Syrian Arab Army’s units paving the way for the return of state institutions to the province.

Meanwhile, deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Rear Admiral Vadim Kolet, announced that four Syrian soldiers were wounded by snipers in the governorates of Idlib, Latakia and Aleppo.

Snipers affiliated with terrorist groups from the Fatterah area in Idlib opened fire at government forces positions in the vicinity of the Milja area, wounding two Syrian soldiers, he revealed. Other terrorist snipers wounded one Syrian soldier in Kafr Halab village in Aleppo.

“A sniper affiliated with terrorist groups in Qaramanly (al-Hayat) area in Latakia's northern countryside sniped government forces positions, injuring a soldier,” Kolet confirmed.

The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group launched eight assaults in the de-escalation zone in Idlib earlier, he stated.

“The Russian Reconciliation Center calls on the leaders of illegitimate armed groups to reject provocations and work to reach a peaceful settlement in the areas they control,” he urged.

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