Former Syrian rebels agreed to serve with regime forces, but some locals have protested in Daraa amid renewed raids on former rebel areas.
The situation in Idlib is complicated by the presence of well-armed jihadists that have fought with the other groups.
The possibility that the “new” Syria might become a federation (similarly to Iraq) has not yet been ruled out, but even if it materializes, Syria’s boundaries will not change.
"The talks have resumed this morning between the Russian side and the opposition in southern Syria under Jordanian auspices," Ibrahim al Jabawi, the spokesman for Free Syrian Army negotiators said.
Iran and Russia are using regime gains in Ghouta to further their hegemony in Syria
Any disruption of that status-quo would affect not only Israel but also Jordan.
For Israel, the next chapter in Syria’s war will be a nightmare scenario.
"Trump urged Turkey to exercise caution and to avoid any actions that might risk conflict between Turkish and American forces."
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to crush the Kurdish fighters in Afrin.
Islamic State was effectively defeated last year, but Washington says its troops are prepared to stay to make sure the Islamist militant group cannot return.