Legal status of 700 wanted and armed men in Daraa settled

Daraa, SANA- Over 700 armed and wanted persons had their legal status settled on Saturday in the framework of national reconciliations in Daraa province.

Including 250 wanted people and more than 450 gunmen, those had earlier turned themselves in and handed over their weapons to the authorities.

SANA reporter in the southern province said the weapons included LAU rockets, PKC machine guns, a P90 gun and 332 rifles, sniper rifles and pistols, in addition to an amount of ammunition.

The reporter noted that the authorities also settled the legal status of 43 detainees within the reconciliation efforts.

Two days ago, 70 wanted persons from Damascus and its Countryside and from Homs, Daraa and Idleb turned themselves in to authorities to have their legal status settled.

Field sources told SANA’s correspondent that between 2,600 and 3,000 gunmen who were in Daraa fled Syria and escaped to Turkey after Jordan closed its borders to them following their resounding defeat at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army.

R.J/Mazen/H. Said

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