The Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday that over 8,000 popular forces have joined the army after the end of military operations in Eastern Ghouta.
Also, nearly 1,200 militants have gone to the army’s peace centers in Eastern Ghouta and demanded amnesty from the government and urged to join the Syrian army.
The Syrian army regained full control of Eastern Ghouta of Damascus in mid April.
Hundreds of ex-militants that had earlier handed over their weapons received government’s pardoning in Bebeila region on Wednesday approximately 20 days after the Syrian Army imposed control over Southern Damascus.
A sum of 800 militants that had laid down their arms and endorsed the peace agreement with the army in Bebeila received government’s amnesty.
The government has recently started granting amnesty to the militants in Northern Homs and Southern Hama.