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Syria: Tens of Families Return to War-Ravaged Region in Southwestern Damascus

14 January 2018 18:38

 

 A total number of 500 families have returned to their homes in Beit Jinn region in the Southwestern countryside of the capital Damascus near the Lebanese border, local sources reported on Sunday.

The sources said that more than 500 families returned to their homes in the small town of Beit Jinn and its surrounding farms as part of an agreement between the army and militants.

The sources said that the families returned home after militants turned over their heavy and semi-heavy weapons and defused mines and explosive devices in Bardaya hills, Marwan Hill, Mughur al-Mir, and Taloul al-Hamr West of the village of Hadhar.

Local officials reported on Monday that a sum of 350 militants that had laid down arms and accepted the terms of the government for amnesty were pardoned in Southwestern Damascus.

The sources said that the army granted amnesty to 350 gunmen that had handed over their weapons to the army men and joined peace in Beit Jinn region in Southwestern Damascus.

The sources added that they gunmen returned to normal life in the Northeastern province, adding that laying down arms and delivering them to the Syrian army is underway in the region.

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