First Group of Militants to Leave Wadi Al-Bardi Soon
The sources said simultaneous with the Syrian Army troops’ advances in parts of Wadi al-Bardi in Western Ghouta, a number of buses have arrived in Wadi al-Bardi to transfer the first group of militants to somewhere out of Damascus province.
A field source said that the power lines and facilities at Ein al-Fijeh water reservoirs have been repaired, while the water company maintenance teams and health department staff are working on water facilities to reopen the flow of drinking water to Damascus as soon as possible.
Ayman Zeiniyeh, a member of the reconciliation committee in Wadi al-Bardi, said 30 up to 40 police forces will be deployed at Wadi al-Bardi water reservoirs to protect the facilities against any possible attack in future.
He further added that those militants that want to attain government amnesty will remain in Wadi al-Bardi, but those who do not want to apply for amnesty will choose a region and then the government will pave the ground for their safe evacuation without their weapons.
Reports said earlier today that the army troops’ rapid advances against terrorists and wining back the villages of Basimeh and Ein al-Fijeh have paved the way for the reopening the flow of drinking water from Wadi al-Bardi to Damascus.
The army soldiers that engaged in fierce clashes with terrorist groups in Wadi al-Bardi region in Western Ghouta took full control over Basimeh and Ein al-Fijeh, while terrorists pulled back forces toward the village of Ein al-Khazra.
The army men are now involved in an intense battle with terrorists in Ein al-Khazra, forcing the militants to leave their positions in the village.
The army troops’ advances will soon enable maintenance groups deployed in Ein al-Fijeh region to repair its water facilities.
Syrian Minister of Waster Resources Nabil al-Hassan underlined that maintenance groups have entered Ein al-Fijeh and will start fixing the water facilities in the region.
Local sources meanwhile said that water pumping operation have started after several hours of work by maintenance groups in Ein al-Fijeh, adding that water will soon come back to Damascus residents.
But, some reports said that terrorists have targeted the regions near water reservoirs halting repairing process.