Members of the Russian military police have started patrolling the districts of Beit Sahm, Babbila, Sidi Miqdad and Yelda in southern Damascus, which have been recently liberated from militants, the Russian news agency TASS reported on May 13 citing own correspondent.
According to the report, patrols, both dismounted and motorized, were deployed for a round-the-clock duty at all major streets of the liberated districts as well as stationary posts were set up.
Earlier, 8,467 people, including 3,283 members of opposition armed groups and 5,184 members of the their families, were moved from the aforementioned districts to the militant-held parts of the provinces of Aleppo and Idlib in the framework of a reconciliation agreement reached between militants and the government.
A part of the southern Damascus countryside still remains under control of ISIS. Syrian government forces are currently combating the terrorist group in the areas of Yarmouk, Taqaddom and al-Hajar al-Aswad.