Following previous gains in the Wadi Barada area northwest of Damascus, the Syrian army and its allies entered the militant-held town of Ayn al-Fijah and seized over a half of it, according to local sources.
Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, Ahrar al-Sham and other militant groups operating in Ayn al-Fijah, Dayr Miqrin and Kafr Az Zayt are in a very bad military situation because government forces control strategic heights north of these villages.
There are little doubts that soon, government forces will be able to liberate Ayn al-Fijah and launch a fresh push in the direction of Dayr Miqrin.
Meanwhile, a group of militant has surrendered with their weapons to government forces in the area of the 81st Brigade Base in eastern Qalamoun. The surrendered militants had been members of the so-called “Free Syrian Army”.
The militants will be pardoned under an amnesty decree signed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.