On April 25, according to pro-government sources, the Syrian Army established a full control of the Eastern Qalamoun region in western Syria after a withdrawal of the last batch of militants from the area.
However, the Syrian Defense Ministry still has confirm the control of the region in an official statement.
It’s important to note that a large number of militants remained in the area in the framework of a reconciliation deal reached between Damascus and them. These militants have surrendered weapons and hosen to settle their legal status in the area. Some of them will joint the pro-government National Defense Forces.
The Syrian Army also received a large number of heavy weapons and missiles that had been in the hands of militant groups operating in Eastern Qalamoun. MORE HERE