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Key Town in Western Damascus Comes under Full Control of Syrian Army



Military sources in Western Damascus reported minutes ago that the Syrian Army troops entered the town of Madhaya after gunmen and their family members left the town for militant-held regions in the Northern parts of the country.

The sources said that after evacuation of the gunmen, who refused to join the peace agreement with the Syrian government, and their family members from Madhaya and their departure towards Ramouseh garages South of Aleppo, reconciliation committees, including the army soldiers, entered the town of Madhaya to study amnesty applications of the remaining pockets of the militants and restore security to the town.

They added that government service institutions will resume operation in Madhaya as soon as full security is restored to the town.

Local sources confirmed on Friday that hundreds of gunmen and their family members were evacuated from the towns of Madhaya and al-Zabadani to militant-held regions in Idlib province.

According to local activists in Damascus, more than 25 buses carrying hundreds of gunmen and their families left Madhaya and al-Zabadani this morning for militant-controlled regions in Idlib province after ambulances and aid trucks arrived last night to help the wounded and sick.

They added that the buses are currently heading towards an undisclosed location in Idlib province.

In return, over 5,000 civilians left the two besieged towns of Fua’a and Kafraya in Idlib for government-held territories.

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