Militants in six more Syrian towns laid down their arms and signed a peace agreement with the Syrian government during the last 24 hours.
During the last 24 hours, militants in six more Syrian towns laid down their arms and signed a peace agreement with the country’s government, the Russian centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria reported on Saturday.
“Representatives of militants in six more towns have inked the nationwide peace agreement with the Syrian army in the last 24 hours,” a statement of the centre reads. “The total number of cities, towns and villages that have thus far joined the national reconciliation plan now stands at 1018.”
On Friday, the Russian centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria also announced that about 2,000 terrorists laid down their arms in Khan al-Shih town, located 15 kilometers from Damascus.
According to reports, the town of Khan al-Shih was surrendered by terrorists of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front), Ahrar al-Sham and Saif Al-Sham groups. They went to talks and handed over to the government forces two tanks, two infantry combat vehicles, four anti-aircraft guns, three Dragon anti-tank missile systems and more than 400 pieces of small arms.
Reportedly, 3,010 people were transferred from Khan al-Shih to Idlib by busses, including 1,846 terrorists and 1,164 members of their families.
Not only Khan al-Shih came under the full control of the Syrian authorities, but also 13 settlements in its surrounding area in the south-west of Damascus.