Syrian forces’ bombing intensifies in southern rebel holdout

Israel warns Syrians approaching Golan frontier

Dozens of fleeing Syrians turned away from Israeli border

The agreement follows another deal that saw thousands of residents evacuated Thursday morning from two pro-regime towns in northern Syria long besieged by hardline rebels.

The Agency notes that the appropriateness of the agreement of the insurgents convinced the success of the Syrian forces during the liberation of the province of Daraa - regime opponents are unable to resist the parts of the regular army.

Under some of these deals, Russian military police would oversee local security - rather than Syrian government forces - and rebels would become part of Russia-supervised local security forces.

The refugees, including women and children, stopped some 200 yards from the fence and were told by Israeli soldiers manning the area to turn back, Reuters reported.

Syrian state TV broadcast from al-Haara, a hill captured from rebels on Monday and overlooking the Golan.

The deal, according to the Observatory, does not include Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a jihadist-led alliance that holds territory straddling the provinces of Quneitra and neighbouring Daraa.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is set to recover control of the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights after rebel fighters in the area agreed to surrender terms, sources on both sides said on Thursday.

A rebel negotiator confirmed a preliminary ceasefire agreement on Quneitra had been reached with Moscow but said it was unclear when it would be implemented.

A total of 142 people have been martyred by Israeli army gunfire since March 30, when Palestinians in the Gaza Strip began holding rallies along the Gaza-Israel security fence, according to Gaza's Health Ministry.

The U.N. and human rights organizations have condemned such evacuations as forced displacement. Israel demands that the Iranians be at least 40 kilometers (24 miles) away.

The push to have the Trump administration formally recognize Israel's sovereignty over the territory comes following a Monday afternoon press conference between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladamir Putin, where the two leaders discussed efforts to decrease tension in Syria.

Trump tweeted: "The Summit with Russian Federation was a great success, except with the real enemy of the people, the Fake News Media".

However, before they can secure the Al-Quneitra Governorate's western axis, the Syrian army will have to capture the key town of Nabe' Al-Sakher, which is located just west of Tal Al-Harrah.

The shelling also targeted various rebel-held villages in Quneitra province located only a few kilometres from the Israel border where tens of thousands of people had taken shelter from the offensive.

With the city of Daraa and most of the province under their control, government forces have turned their focus to the area near the frontier with Israel, to clear the last pockets of the opposition.

A string of towns - Al-Hara, Samlin, and Zimrin - had agreed to fall back into regime control, while troops overran Al-Tiha militarily. On Sunday, the first batch of armed fighters and their families left the city of Daraa, the provincial capital, in buses that would take them to the rebel-held Idlib province in the north.

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