Syria Demands Surrender of Rebels Near Israeli Border

An Israeli tank stationed in the Golan Heights near the Quneitra crossing with Syria
AFP

The Times of Israel reports: Besieged Syrian rebels near the country’s three-way border with Israel and Lebanon near Mt. Hermon have been ordered by surrounding regime forces to surrender or face defeat, Reuters reported Tuesday night.

“They were given 72 hours to surrender with fighters to go to [rebel-held] Idlib or those who want to stay have to reach a settlement,” said a Free Syrian Arm official said.

Rebels are situated in Beit Jinn, and are facing Syrian military forces as well as Iranian-backed militias and the Hezbollah terrorist group. Fierece fighting has been reported in the area in recent days as the forces backing President Bashar Assad advanced on the rebels.

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