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Syrian President Bashar Assad Extends Amnesty Decree

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on Thursday, extended an amnesty for surrendering militants until June 30, 2017.

Originally the amnesty decree for surrendered militants for a term of three months, was adopted on July 28, 2016. In October, Assad decided to extend it for another three months. Due to the fact that the militants in different parts of Syria continued to lay down their arms and surrender to the Syrian army, the validity of the document was extended until the end of June, 2017.

According to the decree, the militants involved in the fighting on the side of the illegal armed groups are exempt from prosecution if they voluntarily lay down their weapons.

Thus, the chairman of the settlement committee in Homs said 105 persons from a number of Homs city’s neighborhoods such as al-Rastan, Talbeisa, Talkalakh, al-Dar, and al-Kabira in Homs province had their legal status settled after they had surrendered and laid down their arms. They pledged not to get involved in any act that might harm the security of Syria in the future.

In addition, they expressed their satisfaction with the return to normal life, thanking those who gave them the opportunity to settle their legal status.

Follow the latest developments on the website of Inside Syria Media Center.

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