BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has given the Islamist rebels 48 hours to surrender the Qadam District, a military source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon.
According to the source, the Syrian Army has demanded that the Islamist rebels turn in their heavy weapons and either be transported to the Idlib Governorate or settle their cases with the government.
The source added that many rebel fighters have already reached out to the government about accepting transportation to the Idlib Governorate; however, they are afraid of reprisals from the Islamic State (ISIS).
In particular, ISIS has threatened to ruin any rebel deal with the government by storming Al-Qadam from the Yarmouk District axis.
ISIS has allegedly threatened to kill all those rebels that accept any deal from the government.
The Islamist rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham will have until Monday morning to accept this offer.