109 buses with militants and their families have left the southern Damascus countryside over the past 3 days, according to the Syrian state media.
The buses evacuated hundreds of militants and their family members from the areas of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem, which are located east of the ISIS-held part of southern Damascus where clashes are now ongoing.
According to local sources, the militants surrendered their heavy weapons and left the area via a Beit Sahem corridor towards the militant-hed part of the province of Idlib and the Turkish-occupied town of Jarablus in the province of Aleppo.
More buses are already prepared to evacuate a new batch of militants and their families from southern Damascus. This batch is expected to depart towards Idlib and Jarabulus on May 6.
It should be noted that a part of militants and their supporters have decided to reconcile with the government and to settle their legal status. This group will be able to remain in Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem.
A successfull implementation of the reconciliation agreement in this part of southern Damasucs pawes the way to a full restoration of the security in the countryside of the Syrian capital. Once government forces purge ISIS members in the Yarmouk area and restore control of Yalda, Babila and Beit Sahem, there will be no more militant-held pockets near Damascus.