Syria’s government forces recaptured today several strategic hilltops overlooking the Wadi Barada region where Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda have been blocking water supply from Damascus for almost 15 days.

The recent gain came after massive reinforcements from the Army’s elite forces arrived recently at this western region; thus forcing the fighters to consider negotiating an agreement with the Syrian authorities.

Today, a Russian delegation made it inside the rebel-held area for 2-hour long talks – during which a provisional ceasefire was held by both warring parties.

A longer and steadier ceasefire will enter into effect at 9 a.m. tomorrow whereby maintenance workshops will be granted access to fix the damaged water spring at Ain Al-Figeh to end a 15-day water crisis in the capital.

According to the agreement, militants shall hand on heavy and medium arms to be eventually enrolled in local committees, which along government troops, will bear the responsibility to preserving security in the towns of Wadi Barada.

Fighters who are originally not from the towns and villages of Wadi Barada, as well as those unwilling to have their legal status settled, will be evacuated to the northwestern province of Idlib.

 

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Floriangeyer
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More good news for ALL true Syrians who wish to preserve their wonderful country.

http://www.sanatravelagency.com/en/pages/7/About-Syria

Syria, the Cradle of Civilisation that has now been defiled by the USA/UK/NATO/Saudi Arabia/QATAR for the interests of Israel

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One agreement at a time, Russia is building a patchwork of local agreements that eventually lead to a lasting political settlement. As much as people want revenge, having a lasting peace is much more worthwhile. Russian negotiators who entered the rebel area were courageous.

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If I happy to read this news and that the green buses of shame gonna move roaches again, seriously… When you say : “NATO” => Where is NATO in this story and in what NATO is acting against Syria??? Well, some wanted the UNSC to mandate NATO enforcing some NFZ against SyAAF etc but still neither mandate nor action. I really don’t get. And I’m definitively against NATO as it is now : I consider it either should be totally Europeanized or scrapped for an EU army, thus, the structure being already existing, it’d be much more practical to Europeanize… Read more »

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Israel has made its interest very clear. As long as the arabs are fighting amongst themselves israel is happy.

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“Israel has made its interest very clear” => Yup : they said they prefer Assad to remain! “As long as the arabs are fighting amongst themselves israel is happy” =>Nope : actually, as long as their security is not in Jeopardy, it’s not their problem. Having Qaeda or Daesh ruling Syria will draw them under constant attack, so it’s not good for them. Having the Syrian state under serious attack wasn’t their interest at all from the begining too as it could only push Assad to call Iran for rescue and having fanatised IRGC in numbers ain’t a good deal… Read more »

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well first of all why is israel giving medical support to al qaeda gruops?Why is israel bombing the SAA even when the terrorist shell in to IDF controlled area?to not see any points then you must be really blind my dear sir.First of all they dont want to give back occupied golan heights,they have been fighting with assad and hate him becasue of many reasons.Biggest reason is that they dont want Iran to have power in syria and hezbollah.If al qaeda gruops or even isis take over then the saudis/turks/us will give them orders as same they do now.they will… Read more »

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DAESHBAG SUX is posting Hasbara trash again, here is the proof from one of Israhell Mossad boss that israel that Israehell support Al Aaeda Isis to take power in Syria “because AQ never attacked the ghetto state of israel but is completely against Hezbollah-Assad alliance. SHUT UP DAESHBAG SUX YOU ARE A LIAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vweHtxqnh-Y&__hstc=143095274.3360ecb8f447a81a61a78d030f27b6cd.1474289086621.1483575478728.1483578733665.340&__hssc=143095274.26.1483578733665&__hsfp=2214275508

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I dont know why so many guys here vote DB down – I do think that Israel is to be criticized in its aggressive policy towards the Palestinians, but its role in the Syrian conflict is quite unsure, and, as DB says, I cant see any reason for them to prefer Qaida/Daesh/MB terrorists to Assad…

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“I dont know why so many guys here vote DB down” => Because they can’t handle that there are people that don’t seek scapegoats as they do and it’d be too hard to handle for us to face that the fabrication they made their mindset for all these years is nothing else than a fraud. “I do think that Israel is to be criticized in its aggressive policy towards the Palestinians” => If you compare to the treatment they received from Hafez el-Assad, King Hussein or Amin Gemayel, well, Israelis look fucking nicer towards them!!!! Moreover, both PA and Hamas… Read more »

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NATO as pact is not in the Syrian war. NATO members USA/UK/France/Turkey are. When they write NATO ammo was found they write nonsense. NATO does not own that. NATO stamped ammo crates ow their stamps to NATO standard for commonly used ammo. When they write NATO personnel they mean men from NATO countries. Not Israeli interests these countries are there for the gain of their oil and gas firms that wanted to build pipelines for trade with Europe. Israel and the Jews are normally made responsible for economically motivated wars but it is a myth that they do have stakes… Read more »

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That area must be liberated alongside East Ghouta!

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So the Syrian army has to beg the militant terrorist so it can fix its own water supplies. Hardly sounds like a win to me.
Why is the SAA so reluctant to just destroy the militants?

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It’d simply mean destroying the pumping stations. You have also many ‘drafted’ militants who are simply forced to act this way and may end having all their families+themselves tortured/killed if they don’t obey the draft. Moreover, civilians are used as human shields. By doing so, those wanting to stop warring can do so while those into jihad and foreign combatants will be moved to Idlib but just with small arms, so deprived from all their heavy weaponry. For now, mostly all these agreements worked well and think about it : al-Abadi took a more hardline way in Iraq, just count… Read more »

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The push SAA made that helped to have the roaches under two fires at once (and push ’em into an agreement).

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The agreement (with translation in the tweet)
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https://twitter.com/EHSANI22/status/817418267438542848