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Liberation of Darayya Milestone in Syria’s War on Terrorism

29 August 2016 6:10

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A military analyst underscored the strategic importance of the town of Darayya in Southwestern Damascus and the significant role Darayya’s liberation can paly in winning other battles against terrorists groups across Syria.

“Liberation of Darayya is equal to enhancing security in areas around the capital, Damascus. It will also help disengage 2,500 soldiers of the fourth division who will be able to join their comrades in other battlefields,” the analyst said.

“In a domino-like pattern, the Syrian army will gain the upper hand against the terrorist groups across the province from Jobar, Khan Shieh, al-Mo’adhamiyeh, and Mokheim Yarmouk to Eastern and Western Ghouta, Douma and the province’s borders with Quneitra and Dara’a and Jordan,” the analyst further added.

“Liberation of Darayya can start the countdown for the final collapse of terrorism and extremism in the country,” the analyst underlined.

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Sunday that 120 more militants have voluntarily left the Damascus suburb of Darayya with their families.

The reported departure comes shortly after Syrian state television announced that a four-year of siege of the area had drawn to a close.

“120 militants and their family members, 230 persons in total, have left Darayya city of their own free will. They headed to Idlib … on buses,” the ministry said in a statement on its website.

The Defense Ministry also added that 265 civilians, purportedly mostly women, children and the elderly, had been taken to a settlement in the Damascus province.

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