A final agreement for reconciliation between the Syrian government and militants’ groups of Wadi Barada has been reached in Deir Muqrin town in Damascus province.
After an hour-long meeting, held in Deir Muqrin town, the Syrian government and militants’ groups of Wadi Barada have reached a final agreement for reconciliation in the region, the Al-Hadath news website reported on Thursday, citing its own unnamed sources.
According to the website, the government gave 48 hours to militants, who decided not to take part in the reconciliation, in order to allow them to leave Wadi Barada and move to Idlib with their families. At the same time, the Syrian authorities promised to grant amnesty to militants who accept the reconciliation plan.
According to the agreement, the Syrian Army will deploy its troops in Basima and its bases in Wadi Barada, state bodies and facilities in the region will return to normal conditions, as well, residents of Harirah, al-Fijeh, Basima and Afrah will return to their homes.
Reportedly, repair units will be immediately dispatched to Ain al-Fijeh region, where the water reservoirs of Damascus are located.
On Tuesday, the last ultimatum for the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) terrorist group was issued by the Syrian Army. Terrorists must have left Wadi Barada with their families and move to Idlib during the next 48 hours. The decision was taken during the latest round of talks between the government and militants, held in Deir Qanoun village.
According to reports, Syrian troops continued their attacks on Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorists, stationed in Ain al-Fijeh village, and have already established control over the most part of the region. For the moment, the Syrian forces are deployed in the center of the village.
At the same time, the al-Nusra Front planted landmines in the nearby areas of the Ain al-Fijeh water reservoirs in order to prevent the army’s further advances.