Tribes in Southern Syria Form New Popular Army to Fight against Terrorists
The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted well-informed sources as saying that a new army had been formed under the name of Jeish al-Ashayer (Army of Tribes) in Dara’a province to fight against the threat of the terrorist groups.
Al-Hadath further said that the Army of Tribes will be under the command of the Syrian Presidential Guard deployed in the province.
In the meantime, 160 ex-militants, including a number of commanders, that had received government amnesty, have applied to join the Army of Tribes in Dara’a.
Field sources confirmed on Sunday that almost 100 gunmen that had laid down their weapons and joined peace with the Syrian Army in Dara’a province received government amnesty.
The sources reported that almost 100 militants affiliated to the al-Omari Brigade deployed in al-Lejah in Dara’a province that had handed over their arms to the army soldiers in the town of al-Sanmin were pardoned by the Damascus government.
The gunmen received amnesty and returned to normal life, the sources said.