Syrian Army Establishes Full Security in Western Damascus
According to al-Hadath news website, the Syrian soldiers could revive security in the Western parts of the capital along with the Western Ghouta of Damascus in a 200-km/sq area stretching from the Syria-Lebanon borders in the West to the regions near al-Yarmouk camp in the South.
Field sources said that the end of war in Western Damascus will give the army an opportunity to move towards Eastern Ghouta without any worries about attacks from behind. “Meantime, agreements with the terrorist groups to leave Eatern Ghouta will also become a possibility.”
According to the report, the Western parts of Damascus are strategically important for its adjacency to the Damascus-Beirut highway; “the region also hosts Damascus’s most important water supplies, including Ain al-Fijeh”.
Army officers confirmed on Wednesday that security has been restored to six regions in the Western territories of Damascus province after gunmen left for Idlib under a deal with the government.
Local sources confirmed on Tuesday that over 2,000 gunmen and their family members left al-Wa’er district in the outskirts of Homs city for Northern territories in Syria within the framework of the fifth phase of the reconciliation plan in the province.
The sources added that 510 gunmen that had refused the government’s peace offer left al-Wa’er for the border town of Jarabulus in Northern Aleppo on 55 buses, adding that the number of the gunmen and their family members evacuating al-Wa’er for Northern Syria within the fifth phase of the plan now stands at 2,010.