A meeting between the coalition and the Russians is held in al-Salhiyah in Deir Ezzor … the Assad regime’s withdrawal is one of the most important outcomes of the meeting

Deir Ezzor 24 exclusive:

Sources provided Deir ezzor 24 network with details of the meeting that was held between forces of the international coalition and Russian military leaders in Al-Salhiyah town north of Deir Ezzor city.

According to the sources, the negotiations centered on the handover of villages (Hatlah, Al-Salhiyah, Mazloum, Marrat, Khasham, al-Tabiya Jazeera) to the Syrian democratic forces and the international coalition.

The sources indicated that the Assad regime and the Russians agreed to hand over those areas to the international coalition, but the militias loyal to the Assad regime categorically refused to leave those positions.

Some of the leaders who refused to leave are (Fadi al-Efais, a leader in The Baqir Militia, and Tarek Al-Yasin al-Mayouf, a leader of the Syrian branch of Hezbollah).

The sources noted that the Russians informed those militias that they will not provide them with any support and that they should bear the responsibility of their decisions to confront the international coalition.

It is indicated that the Iranian militias have recently sent massive military reinforcements to Al-Salhiyah town near Deir Ezzor.

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  1. Effectively this would make the line of contact easier to control as the landborder will be smaller, replaced by more of the river as border. Is the bridge there repaired?

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