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Hezbollah withdraws from south Syria

May 23, 2018 at 10:37 am

Hezbollah forces withdrew from areas in the province of Daraa, south of Syria, heading to the regime controlled area north of the province and towards the capital, Damascus.

Sources confirmed to the Anadolu Agency that members of Lebanese Hezbollah militia withdrew from the city of Dara’a ‘ and the towns of Etman and Khirbet Ghazala near the international highway between the Syrian capital Damascus and Jordan.

As many as three military convoys belonging to Iran-backed militias left the area over the past three days.

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The Syrian regime forces have taken control of the areas which the Hezbollah fighters are evacuating.

Foreign militias supported by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, most notably Hezbollah, the Fatemiyoun Division and the Quds Force, are deployed in Daraa and Quneitra provinces in southern Syria.