The sources said that the army men found several arms depots in Zmelka region in Eastern Ghouta that were previously under Faylaq al-Rahman’s control.
The sources further said that a large number of bombs, missiles and mortar shells were in the depots.
They went on to say that the army men found a large volume of Saudi-made explosives and equipment, including C4, equipment for injecting chlorine to mortar shells and missiles to increase their blast power, in one of the depots.
The army men further found Grad Missiles in terrorists’ depots, the sources said, adding that the terrorists had changed one of the neighborhoods of Zmelka into a security zone and were not allowing civilians to enter there.
They added that the terrorists had made a large workshop in the zone equipped with machinery to produce bombs, arms and ammunitions.
In a relevant development on Thursday, Jeish al-Islam ringleader Ossam al-Bawizani, along with other senior commanders of the terrorist group, left the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta after an agreement with the Syrian army.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday that most senior Jeish al-Islam commanders, including Bawizani and the group’s Mufti, Abu Abdolrahman Ka’akeh, evacuated Douma on Wednesday.
It added that terrorists also surrendered all their heavy weapons, including armored vehicles, tanks and missile-launchers, to the Russian military police stationed in the region.
Meantime, the Russian defense ministry reported that 1,521 terrorists and their family members left Douma on 40 buses through al-Wafideen corridor in the past 24 hours.
13,504 terrorists and their family members left Douma, and the number of militants and family members who have evacuated Eastern Ghouta of Damascus with the help of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria has reached 644,166.
The entire Eastern Ghouta of Damascus is now under the control of the Syrian army after Jeish al-Islam terrorists left the town of Douma, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria announced.