"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Hundreds of militants reconcile with Syrian government in northern Daraa- Al-Masdar News

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:20 P.M.) – As the agreement on Syrian “de-escalation zones” is being gradually fulfilled, more and more opposition-held towns and villages join the reconciliation process.
On Saturday, hundreds of militants passed their weapons to Syrian authorities in Mahajja village in northern Dara’a countryside, effectively having their legal status settled.
Mahajja is located directly to the left of Damascus – Dara’a Highway. Its location is marked by a five-point star on the map below:

In the meantime, while the reconciliation process between Syrian government and armed groups is underway in northern parts of Dara’a province, Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions and allied jihadists of Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) mobilize their forces for a major military campaign against so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in southwestern Dara’a countryside.