Surrendering militants pardoned by Syria
Dec 10, 2015
Iran is reporting that 180 militants have surrendered to Syrian forces earlier this week, after intense bombing totally demoralized them. Assad’s government in Syria is offering pardons for the militants if they surrender. So Russia provides the “stick,” while Syria provides the “carrot.” Over 10,000 militants have now been re-integrated into civilian life, including 6,000 now living in Damascus.
Apparently, these have lost confidence in winning the war against Assad, even while the US government sends them more weapons.
The western media ought to be ecstatic over this, but they cannot even report it, because the western governments cannot take credit for it.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 180 wanted militants turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities in Dara'a on Sunday as the army is tightening grip on the terrorist groups across the country.
The sources said that the recent victories of the Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF), with the backup of the Russia fighter jets, have caused a growing number of Takfiri terrorists to lay down their arms in Dara’a province in the hope that they will be pardoned by the government.
Earlier today, the Syrian government announced that it has released tens of militants who had been jailed for armed struggle against the Damascus government.
President Bashar Assad’s government freed 270 militants within the framework of the country's reconciliation plan, the Arabic service of Russia Today television channel said.
The development came after President Bashar al-Assad in a televised address in July pardoned all soldiers who have fled the army, saying that his words served as a general decree to relevant officials.
A growing number of militants are giving up fight against the Damascus government as the Syrian army is advancing in multiple front across the country.
On Saturday, some 200 wanted militants from Zabadani region and Madaya in Damascus province turned themselves in to the authorities.
Dr. Stephen Jones