Reports say hundreds of militants have turned themselves in to authorities in southern Syria.
State news agency, SANA reported that about 400 and 50 gunmen gave up their arms and handed them over to officials in Dara’a province. 200 and 50 wanted people also did the same as part of the government’s national reconciliation efforts. The weapons handed over include rocket launchers, machine guns and sniper rifles. Many militants have in the past broken ranks with their groups and joined Syrian forces fighting terrorist groups.